Chronicaling the lunacy of taming three acres in Tidewater Virginia, one square foot at a time!

"Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Bedraggled but still hanging on, some leftovers in the beach garden still putting on their best faces...

Long gone are the peppers that grew nearby, the marigold, maybe from seed, looks sunny yellow on a grey day.

The asparagus fern looks downright festive with it's showy red berries.

And last but not least in a sunny, protected spot, these impatiens have been blooming since the summer, the coleus is spindly but hanging on.

As you can see I have a hard time pulling things at the end of the season. At the beach it's hard to tell the season sometimes...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2K13!

I've been pretty sick the last few days with this ridiculously contagious respiratory crud. Coughing so much I have pulled muscles in my ribs, either that or it's Pleurisy! I decided a ride to the OBX oceanfront would do the trick. Riding is about all I am up for, no Mummer's strut for me.
Walked onto our beach at Avalon and as if on cue a large group of dolphins swam by in no particular hurry. I decided it was a good omen!

 There was something downright magical about the light sun, but these bright patches mixed with these twirling tubular clouds. Contrasted against the eerily calm ocean and sand, I wished I could paint...a camera must do.

 Goddess Support and I walked a bit looking for treasures and marveling at the calm surroundings.

My lungs full of moist salty air, we piled back into the car and drive home to eat our good luck pork roast.  A pleasant New Year's Day.