Yard and Pond

I love living in the country on a pond, and having the abundance of the outdoors with its natural beauty and wildlife. There are always new things to see and do in this ever-changing landscape. I believe nature wakes up our soul with its vibrant colors, airy scenery and peaceful environment. I am inspired by…

Summer Sunflowers

Sunflowers are one of my favorite summer flowers to grow. They really stand out in the garden, and their bright vivid colors reflect throughout the landscape. Varieties come in every size of vibrant hues of yellows, oranges and reds. Sunflowers attract nature with its beauty and pollen and seeds. They are one of the easiest…

Summer Gladiolus

Gladiolus brings inspiring and limitless colors to the summer garden. There are many varieties and sizes, and they really stand out in the landscape. Gladioluses are easily grown from corms, and they come back every summer with a parade of blooms and colors to enjoy. I hope everyone has a wonderful day! 😃

Summer In the Garden

Summer has arrived bringing warm days and inspiring colors. All the seeds and bulbs have grown into beautiful plants and flowers, and nature is vibrant with life. The seasons pass so fast, but for a brief time, we get to enjoy the fleeting beauty of summer in the garden. I hope everyone has a wonderful…

Spring Lilies

The colors of spring are always so inspiring and sometimes unbelievable. Spring Tulips were the first blast of color in my garden this year. Lilies are another huge blast that brings an amazing variety of blooms and colors. Lily bulbs can easily be grown in landscaping or containers, and they will multiply and return every…

A New Bluebird Family

Back in February I posted Making a Bluebird House about an easy project I found online on how to build a bluebird box. After assembling and setting out the birdhouse, a family of Eastern Bluebirds were moving in the very next day. Throughout the months I watched the couple come and go, and I knew…

Ozark Spring

One of my favorite weekend getaways is the Ozark mountains of Arkansas. Hot Springs is especially beautiful during the spring with warm breezes on the lakes surrounded by mountains and gardens with flowers all in bloom.

Spring In the Garden

I love spring time in the garden. I like starting vegetables and flowers from seeds or bulbs and watching them bloom and grow, but it has become so much more than gardening as a hobby. Being close to nature and wildlife has become therapy for the soul. For a brief time, I get to be…

Spring Tulips

Tulips are one of the first big blasts of colors in the early spring. There are so many varieties and such vivid colors. They really stand out in the landscape. Tulips are an easy bulb to grow in containers or flower beds, and they will return every year to brighten up the first days of…

Nature’s Inspiration

Nature inspires us with its beauty and strength and wonders. All we have to do is look around to see nature’s renewal through the adversity of the seasons. Every year I love to see spring emerge from the bleak winter into a beautiful landscape full of life and color.

Making a Bluebird House

February is a great time to set out bluebird houses for the spring and summer. This gives the birds time to prepare for the coming seasons, and it is a great way to provide the birds a safe environment. They are also so much fun to watch. I love fun and fairly simple woodworking projects….