We are sneaking into March later this week and I am SO looking forward to warmer, and hopefully less damp, weather. In the region of Florida where I live, late February - early March is considered planting season. I have potted plants that didn’t fare too well over the winter - mostly due to neglect … Continue reading 100 Word Challenge: Pink
Raindrop, morning dew Sweet nectar thick as midnight First round’s on the house
“What is it?” “I’ve never seen anything like it before.” “It seems to be attached to the walkway.” “Do you think it’s alien?” “I have no idea.” Fragile in semblance, the object was secured to the ground by a thin green cord that was capped with a yellow button with similarly yellow vanes protruding from … Continue reading Spring is popping up
Just when I thought I had swept my patio of the final shedding of autumn’s dull brown, dead leaves… just when I thought I would finally get a reprieve from that particularly onerous task, this week I was faced with 1000s of tiny magenta blossoms courtesy of my neighbor’s swamp maple, its flowering canopy spreading … Continue reading 100 Word Challenge: Flowers
About ten minutes into my morning walk, I wished that I had worn short sleeves. At the half-way point, I began to wonder where I packed my shorts. All along the way, I noticed hints of a spring that was just around the corner. I am ready for warm weather to stay around for a while.
The further I walked down the old access road, the more dilapidated the asphalt became. Tombstone-sized chunks broke off the shoulders, and deep, gaping cracks stretched like spiderwebs across the abandoned drive. At the drop-off where the blacktop finally ended, the expansive beach was reclaiming its territory. Swirls of sand, tiny dust devils of fine, … Continue reading Winter flowers
A combination of intermittent rain, traveling menfolk and unpredictable dogs, kept me close to home again this weekend. When a break in the weather gave me a small window of opportunity, I snuck out and took some pix of the shower drenched flora in my yard. The Girls, Hershey and Asta, followed me around, helping … Continue reading Backyard garden: flora edition