Tag: gardening

Struck Gold

Bird photography many times takes planning and lots of patience. Over the years, my garden has become a wildlife habitat with a variety of food, water and shelter sources offered. It seems that the word has gotten out that the Manor is a safe haven and here they […]

Dahlia’s 

Creative captures can be created with the simplest tools. This isn’t to say that I don’t have a strong attachment to my fancy camera gear, however I find that lightening the load can be liberating. The more I play with my iPhone as a photographic tool, the more […]

Enter the Garden

I shall enter the garden through the heavy gates. Pushing the gate ajar, it resists and creaks with the effort. It is a different world inside the garden. An Eden, an oasis. A place where the spirit is lifted from the heavy burden. The lilies shine light and […]

Dancing Daisies

Daisy Time BY MARJORIE PICKTHALL See, the grass is full of stars, Fallen in their brightness; Hearts they have of shining gold, Rays of shining whiteness. Buttercups have honeyed hearts, Bees they love the clover, But I love the daisies’ dance All the meadow over. Blow, O blow, […]

Monet on the Meadow

This weekend was spent at the beautiful Howard County Conservancy at the historic Mount Pleasant Farm in Howard County, Maryland. Filled with meadows, and woodlands the conservancy provides 232 acres with a wide variety of habitats for nature and wildlife. With an emphasis of native grass and wildflower […]

The Goldfinch

I hear the Goldfinch, and then I try, To imagine the world, from a birds eye. All through the day, up on the wing, Oh, what joy, to hear her sing. On wet summer days, you’ll hear me sigh, Where is my friend, from way on high? They […]