Tag: Garden

Pretty Photos

Just some recent photos from the last days of September and first day of October. Leaves in our backyard. Monarch Butterfly. I love this photo. And they are still visiting the garden! Mittineague Park, West Springfield. Down the street from where we live. Gooseberry Farms. Down the street from where we live. Gooseberry Farms. Gooseberry Farms. Gooseberry Farms. Gooseberry Farms.…

A Garden Needs Weeding

Yellow Tiger Swallowtail Ruby-throated Hummingbird In my garden I am Weeding I know not the names of the weeds They surround my plants I do know my back and leg muscles Will ache the next day I am on my knees Two hours on my knees I think thisĀ  is a form of prayer Man On Knees Weeding There is…

Honey Mustard Cilantro Baked Chicken Thighs with Veggies

This is based on a recipe from Joyful Healthy Eats. She called for using thyme which I have growing in my garden but it was raining cats and dogs and I had a bunch of cilantro in the fridge so I used that instead. A big plus; this is a one pan dish! Ingredients 4 bone boneless, skinless chicken thighs…

God’s Tiny Flying Ballerinas

Thursday morning A hummingbird At the feeder I imagine It is God’s Tiny flying ballerina Dancing from feeder to flower The garden of zinnias Pink and yellow and red and orange I must hurry To photograph The tiny ballerina The tiny dancer Moves so quickly Here then gone Not like the swallowtail Spending all morning In the garden At the…

There Is A Balm In Gilead

There are pages in a book I am reading Dog-eared. I don’t know why. There is a photograph too. People say it is amazing. Beautiful. Spiritual. A Japanese print. Joyous. The year is 2020. May 1. Susan says we are skipping Spring and running right into Summer. The forecast is for increasing clouds. A chance of afternoon showers. A rumble…

The Silent Joys Of Everyday Life

Sunday morning I photographed the weeping cheery tree. In the afternoon I travelled to Vienna, Austria. Budapest, Hungary. Top of South Island, New Zealand. The British Virgin Islands. I loved visiting Virgin Gorda and Anegada-Davida, also known as “Drowned Island” (It’s highest elevation is only 28 feet above sea level.) and “Conch Island.” Last week I was in Qatar. The…

About October

I began the month with great expectations. Read the Bible daily. Practice yoga daily. Write daily. This I didn’t accomplish. But Susan and I did begin a new season of volunteering in the Bridges Together Program . Here are two of our students–4th graders. I made some delicious food. Here is a meatloaf with mushroom gravy. Blueberry Scones. Cranberry-Walnut Scones.…

Lebanese Eggplant with Beef, Squash, Pine Nuts & Tomatoes

As I said in my previous post, my harvest of tomatoes and eggplant this summer was disappointing. Two plants produced two eggplants. One summer my garden produced so many eggplants Susan and I had it almost every night. We had some many in fact, I thought of setting up a small farm stand at the end of our driveway; “Two…

Beauty

I went looking for beauty and I found it in my garden. I believe I am making the world a better place with beautiful photography. If you are looking for beautiful portrait, nature, or documentary photography, or someone you know is looking for photography that helps to create a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me.