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…

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….

Daffodils

Daffodils are always a welcome burst of color in the late days of winter into early spring. When they start appearing all around, we know the new parade of yearly colors is about to begin. Daffodils are an easy bulb to grow and come in many varieties. They can easily be grown in landscaping or…

A Year in Flowers

During the cold winter months, I eagerly anticipate the return of warmer weather, sunshine and flowers blooming. This past year the blooms were incredibly abundant and beautiful. I love being outdoors and close to nature, and I look forward to a new year of blooms and colors in the coming months. These are just a…

Winter Bird Feeders

Birdfeeders There have been an amazing variety of birds gather around the feeders, and they are so much fun to watch! A special thank you to my friend Heather from Pepperell, Massachusetts for helping me identify birds that I never realized even came this far south (Louisiana).  Her knowledge of ornithology is impressive, and I…

2018 Inspiration

2018 has gone by so fast, and through each month of the year, we see how beautiful nature can be, and how a busy year was full of color and inspiration. January February March April May June July August September October November December