The Tapestry of October

By: Proserpina, 11:24 AM GMT on October 03, 2015


October in VA started with rain as in the above photo and it is still raining.

The creek is flowing at a super fast pace, carrying debris from the areas upstream. On the news we hear the words like 'Nor'easter' which might be compounded with our friend 'Joaquin'! Or not! roserpina/2466-awesome.jpg

The brave ...

Updated: 10:17 PM GMT on October 03, 2015

The Look of September

By: Proserpina, 7:36 PM GMT on August 31, 2015

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"Sorrow and scarlet leaf,
Sad thoughts and sunny weather.
Ah me, this glory and this grief
Agree not well together!"
- Thomas Parsons, 1880, A Song For September

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
― Albert Camus

Updated: 4:06 PM GMT on September 21, 2015

Garden Autobiography

By: Proserpina, 3:44 PM GMT on July 31, 2015


Robert Dash, Horticulture 1993

Life begins the day you start a garden.

~Chinese Proverb

My garden started the day that I was born, at least that’s the way I feel about gardening.
I have adored flowers since I was a little girl running around the countryside looking at and picking colorful flowers. I believe the first flowers that engaged my mind and senses were the Pop...

Updated: 1:17 PM GMT on August 23, 2015


By: Proserpina, 1:45 PM GMT on July 01, 2015

Paul Revere's Ride

by Henry W. Longfellow

Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.

He said to his friend, "If the British march
By land or sea from the town tonight,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower, ...

Updated: 4:24 PM GMT on July 28, 2015


By: Proserpina, 4:10 PM GMT on June 02, 2015


April is showers, May is Roses and flowers in general, and June? For me June is Hydrangeas and Daylilies. This year, right on cue, my Hydrangeas started to unfurl their petals on June 1!

According to Wikipedia, Hydrangea (or Hortensia) is a genus of 70–75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia (China, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas, and Indonesia) and the Americas. Most are shrubs...

Updated: 1:00 AM GMT on June 25, 2015

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