Friday, July 21, 2017

MoonFlow-ers & Sunflow-ers


Not a Perennial.... A SunFlower

On the other hand, The Periennial
MOONFLOWER
The Yin and Yang of Flowers
in the Garden

Monday, July 10, 2017

Coreopsis & Blue Pea Pods

The Perennial that I love, Coreopsis

Heirloom, Blue
(but they look like Purple to me)
Pea Pods...



Heirloom Romaine Lettuce & A monarch caterpillar munching away at the MILKWEED. Just doing my part to ensure the Monarch Butterfly continues to exist.

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Grown from Heirloom seeds,
Romaine Lettuce in a window box
planter works for me.



Handpainted by me, YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE
garden art sign



A monarch caterpillar munching
away at the MILKWEED.
Just doing my part to ensure
the Monarch Butterfly continues to exist.

BTW the heady, heavenly scent the
blossoms of the milkweed give off
are second to none in sweetness
of the smell that envelops
you as you walk past them.

The vermillion cardinal against the pink backdrop of the dogwood blossoms sets a stunning natural scene. outside my window at the birdfeeder

A male cardinal in the Dogwood Tree.

The red against the pink backdrop of the
dogwood blossoms sets a stunning natural scene.
outside my window at the birdfeeder




FLOW-ERS FLOW & PUNKINS GROW

A Shasta Daisy I planted from seed
looks up to the sky






Another Hand Painted Garden Art
Sign  I made because everybody knows
FLOW-ERS FLOW

Gorgeous bird at the bird feeder
as the squirrel looks down at it




A concrete pig I've named WILBUR
from Charlotte's Web
sits atop a spray painted wooden box
alongside geraniums and daisies




 A Punkin Plant from seeds I saved from last year's
punkins is growing nicely.
I'm hoping to have a nice crop of all sized punkins
this year


Garden Update: IT'S GARDEN SOMEWHERE & Other Garden Art

Yes Indeed, My Handmade Garden Art Sign
from a takeoff of Jimmy Buffet's
It's 5 o'clock Somewhere
My qusai Fairy/Budda Garden
A Swift I found by my window, dead,
that I coupled with my Garden Art Sign
that  reads:

THEY ALWAYS KNEW
THEY WERE BIRDS
OF A DIFFERENT FEATHER
AND THAT WAS OK.


A flower I painted on an
old glass window.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The 13th annual World Naked Gardening Day Is Saturday, May 6th, 2017 !!!!...Be There Or Be Square..... Because In Winter, when the trees are bare, We mortals don our winter wear. In Spring, when trees begin to dress, We mortals then start wearing less, Until, for some, with Summer's heat The role reversal is complete.

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“There’s not much body acceptance around, so the idea is to get people to try it. Maybe they will realise that the human body is OK, and also beautify the earth a little bit




Get ready for the Annual World Naked Gardening Day ...WNGD!...  People across the globe are encouraged, on the first Saturday of May, to tend their portion of the world's garden unclothed as nature intended.


Started by Mark Storey for the Body Freedom Collaborative movement, the event is dedicated to making “non-sexual social nudity” more acceptable.

Gardening has a timeless quality, and anyone can do it: young and old, singles or groups, the fit and infirm, urban and rural. 

An elderly lady in a Manhattan apartment can plant new annuals in her window box. Families can rake leaves in their back yard. Freehikers can pull invasive weeds along their favorite stretch of trail. 

More daring groups can make rapid clothes-free sorties into public parks to do community-friendly stealth cleanups.

Why garden naked? 

First of all, it's fun! Second only to swimming, gardening is at the top of the list of family-friendly activities people are most ready to consider doing nude. Moreover, our culture needs to move toward a healthy sense of both body acceptance and our relation to the natural environment.

Gardening naked is not only a simple joy, it reminds us--even if only for those few sunkissed minutes--that we can be honest with who we are as humans and as part of this planet. 


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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mirror Mirror In The Garden

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Instead of a Mirror Ball
I've Created A Mirror Window
First I Painted on the Mirror
An outline of a Star Sunflower
With Yellow Acrylic Paint


That red thing in the middle
is the above head hummingbird
feeder reflected in the mirror
which I thought was a nice
natural touch that I had not
anticipated when I reviewed
the picture in my photo stream


Then I filled in the star flower
and added the words
STAR GAZER


Then I etched out the middle,
added oil pastels of blue and orange

And Presto
STAR GAZER
is done
It took me an hour
and will add beauty and wonder
to my garden
by reflecting the many
flowers, veggies, birds, bees,
butterflies, moths. ants
insects, pollinators,
that help make a garden grow


The Garden Is Springing Up & Out All Over

The Pink and White Magnoglia
Blossoms against the clear blue
sky 
Daffodils a plenty




violets with old  treee
 leaves from last year



Violets galore






Narcissis,
you gotta love 'em


they're sweet smelling




 The Pink Bush
whose name I do not know
but a bush by any other name would
be as pretty


 I'll name it Pinky


Gorgeous Magnolia