Inherent Excellence

“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around a lake, a composing as the body tires, a stop to see hepatica, a stop to watch, a definition growing certain and a wait within that certainty … Perhaps there are times of inherent excellence.” - Wallace Stevens

It really feels like spring when the first hepatica appears in our woods.

It really feels like spring when the first hepatica appears in our woods.

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December in My Garden


Frost on Sweet Woodruff

“I heard a bird sing in the dark of December, a magical thing and sweet to remember: ‘We are nearer to spring than we were in September.’ " - Oliver Herford, "Hope," in The Century Magazine, January 1914

November in My Garden



"We seldom think of November in terms of beauty or any other specially satisfying tribute.  November is simply that interval between colorful and dark. Then, nearly every year, come a few November days of clear, crisp weather that makes one wonder why November seldom gets its due." - Hal Borland, November


September 18, 2018 (261/365)

"September is dressing herself in show of dahlias and splendid marigolds and starry zinnias."

- Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Week 38 - Technical: Focus Stacking

September 16, 2018 (259/365) • Week 38 - Technical: Focus Stacking

"Clarity affords focus." - Thomas Leonard #dogwoodweek38, #dogwood52, #dogwood2018 🐸


September 15, 2018 (258/365)

"You are built not to shrink down to less but to blossom into more." - Oprah Winfrey

September Roses

September 13, 2018 (256/365)

"September days have the warmth of summer in their briefer hours, but in their lengthening evenings a prophetic breath of autumn." - Rowland E. Robinson

Half Full

September 8, 2018 (251/365) "See the glass half full...see the beauty and the hope for tomorrow." - Craig Sager 

As I wandered around the yard this afternoon, struggling to find something to photograph and lamenting the state of my garden after a week of heavy rain, I suddenly realized that my glass was actually half-full...almost!

National Dog Day

August 26, 2018 (238/365) • Happy National Dog Day! Bisous, Piper

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” - Roger Caras, photographer and writer

That Time of Year

May 16, 2018 (136/365)

"The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also."

- Harriet Ann Jacobs