Heuchera villosa cv. Purpurea (bottom right) really pops in the grouping of colorful Primrose.
I am on my way home today and had a wonderful trip garden hopping. I was invited to stay the weekend for Memorial Day festivities at my cousin’s mountain home, but wanted to get home for a little much-needed rest. Vacations are not restful! Plus 7.5 hours of driving… Well, grab your coffee, sit and relax while you tour another section of the Winterthur property ….
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Azalea at Winterthur
Yippy, I have internet where I am staying, so now you can see where I have been. The bird posts will wait until I lose connectivity again.
Tomorrow I am going to Longwood Gardens with my cousin and we may be staying for the fireworks at night if she can get the tickets. It has been raining all day here and I missed going to Hawk Mountain due to weather when I was just conveniently next door. Hopefully our trip tomorrow stays scheduled. A limo ride in style to the gardens is always fun. Anyway… here is the first in a series of posts from Winterthur, a great place to visit.
The White Crowned Sparrow is not a bird I see very often. A small flock came to visit my ground feeding station this May.
Where usually found, the White Crowned Sparrows are seen foraging at the edges of brushy habitat, hopping along on the ground. This particular way of hopping was what drew my attention to them. They looked like a kid’s windup toy. They’re also found in the safety of shrubs or trees, and I saw them retreat to the lowest branches. Not a smart thing as this is where the city cats hang out in wait.
Honestly that is a question to ponder. Why start, why do it at all.
As rewarding as it is, it is also frustrating at times being sucked into the big vortex of blogging. Ya, having things to discuss that others have not. Being creative and quirky and hoping others find one interesting. Attend to work, family, garden, and home with gusto all the while feeding the blog.
Blogging can be grappling with difficult thoughts in full view and scrutiny of the reader, so it is a bit scary at times. I explored that in the engaging, photo-packed post Surfacing 500 Times, a post I thoroughly enjoyed writing.
You start something on a whim and find out it becomes part of who you are or who you have become. You reveal thought provoking ideas and soul searching vulnerabilities.
But for how long?
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The garden in Spring really has a pastel feel with all the lavender, pink, blues and yellows. Summer gives way to more color with splashes of red. I have photos of late Spring to show the pops of purple when the iris break and fold right into the soft colors of the lilies.
May 16, 2013
Let’s run through the Spring blooms first, then off to late Spring into Summer and watch the main bed burst with color. In case you missed the previous tours…
What you see in the main bed below is just an inkling of what is to come.
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