Friday, February 17, 2012


A small planting of crocus have bloomed.
These are my first flowers of the season.
They are at least a month ahead of schedule.

Daffodils are pushing through the mulch.
They could send bloom stalks up any day.

The rose bushes are beginning to leaf out.
Spring is coming too soon.
It was sunny and 59 degrees today.
Too warm for the middle of February.

I made a note to dry more chamomile this year.

I also will need twice as much mint for tea next winter.

My coconut oil stays liquid in the sun.
I use it for my body oil.
It is the first day of the 15 Annual Great Backyard Bird Count.
People all across the U.S. are counting the birds in their parks and gardens. I have participated for all of the 15 years.
I had 18 different species of birds in my backyard this afternoon.
I will count again tomorrow.
I love sitting outside with the birds and my books.

I love making plans for my edible gardens.

Friday, February 10, 2012


It was very cold, 25F degrees, with a strong nothernly breeze when I fed the birds this morning.

I bundled up. The sun felt warm.
I spent some time outside reading and drinking mint tea.
I soaked up some vitamin d.

Cooper's Hawk is a regular visitor.

I am pleased he hunts my backyard,
keeping the population of the sparrows and doves in check.

There is balance in nature.

I am thinking of buying "Yoga of the Mahamuda."
I have not yet finished reading my library book
and already I am planning to re-read.

Nassa has released another amazing photograph in their Blue Marble series.
This is my favorite to date.

With Iran in the news I decided to read about this amazing ancient culture.