Rambling Manure blog

Under cover

Snuggled into my quilts this morning, I realized it had really been a long time since I blogged. I am dormant.

I closed my eyes and imagined what it was like to be a seed right now. Somewhere, nestled in the winter-cold Earth. Autumn’s abundance of fallen leaves my blanket. A layer of snow my roof. […]

The price is right!

Quite some time ago, I blogged about sending a package to one of my dear friends. She has a bit of a challenge trudging through the winter season. A box of cheer for the price of a Priority Mail box…$5.20. Worth every cent and more! Read that blog here: http://www.highlandgardens.org/Blog/five-dollars-and-twenty-cents.html.

This morning I was once again […]

My leaves aren’t leaving

Spent such a great afternoon in the garden yesterday. Clipping and chopping, getting ready for winter. I like the neater look, plus it frees up spring chore lists.

Some plants I don’t cut back until spring. Joe Pye Weed, Coneflower, Aster are great seed sources for bird feeding habitat. I used to leave my Liatris too, […]

The land of milk and honey!

Yesterday I helped a bumblebee. Poor thing had got caught out in the rain, was soaked and clinging to a Joe-Pye weed bloosom.

I stopped and slowly breathed on her, warming her and drying her off. She started twitching a bit and then finally flew off, to my great delight. I wonder what kind of dance […]

I heard a butterfly talk!

While visiting a dear friend for her birthday, I admired her huge patch of multicolored Zinnias. A few bright Cosmos also had seeded here. The day was sunny and bright. The temperature perfect. That kind of summer day that all summer days would be compared to.   Not only were the blossoms full on gorgeous, […]