the cat bit the dogwood

the light was so low…hence the blurry photos. I think i’ve only posted one other image that was out of focus. But his teeth on the branch, its too funny not to share!! Don’t worry he didn’t bite hard enough to go through the bark of the dogwood. Springtime in Alabama is beautiful!

when all hope is lost…

remember that flowers can rise out of a wasteland. having depression is akin to drowning on the inside. reach for anything that can make it better, even if it is just a movie…so you can remember what it feels like to be the original you. a glimpse of the happier you will help you put…

i found Vermont in Alabama

Petals from the Past 16034 Co. Rd. 29, Jemison, Alabama 35085 These gardens reminded me of my mother’s perennial beds in Montpelier, Vermont. The gardens she would dig in the dirt, swearing under her breath at the deer that had eaten her bulbs. She called the deer, Bulb Breath… The style of gardens surrounding the…

my happy place

The black, behind the hammock, is the creek that borders our backyard. Behind my hammock are my four raised beds. When I swing here, I hear the water moving over the rocks. I feel the breeze, gentle as a kiss, moving over me. & if Hobbes, my cat, is outside, he jumps onto the hammock….

i spy with my little eye…

how dirty my kitchen window is. this is one of our renters. he & his wife moved in this past winter. he has never been still when i am outside with my camera. he is mocking me, by being still enough to photograph through my dirty glass. see his smirk? cardinal on dogwood.

this only happens when…

I leave my camera behind. Which was kinda(VERY) dumb on my part, because I KNEW the rosebud trees were at their peak of stunning-ness. I saw that 50% of the dogwood trees were open & glorious. I have four dogwood trees & I believe, just to spite me, they are going to go straight from…