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

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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

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"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

Dahlias

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 🐸

Snakeroot

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