Summer Nature

The warm summer days bring out all of nature’s beauty and colors. It is hard to imagine how nature effortlessly creates so much beauty in small things that bring us such joy. Nature inspires us to see beyond all the challenges of life to find gifts that give us moments of happiness, inspiration and wonder….

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 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…

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…

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…