Friday, June 14, 2013


An afternoon at the garden. Looking through my files I revisited the folder with shots from the Matthaei  Botanical Gardens.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

2013 Queen Anne's Lace Calendar

Again this year held it's annual tea towel calendar competition. Many people commented on my entry and I was very pleased to place at #17. Thanks to everyone for the comments and the votes .I can't wait for the calendars by some of the top ten winners to arrive. I plan to give them as gifts this holiday season.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wing Pattern

Guinea Fowl. Beautiful feather patterns. The contrast between the plumage and the bare head may be explained in the new book Feathers by Thor Hanson

Sunday, August 5, 2012


Symmetry studies. Shapes, colors, and a whole new way of thinking.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


But now the question is "What to do with all the zucchini?". So far we have grilled, sauteed and included in lasagna. Now it is time to share or bake. 

In my last three garden summers the zucchinis got sick and died. This year they thrived. I forgot how prolific they can be and am caught with out a plan.  

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Queen Anne's Lace continued...

Another version. Working on more variety next.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Restraint is the Key

Restraint is the key. This year we scaled back and we still have plenty and more. Four kale plants even seem like a lot now. So tonight we had our first kale salad. It was wonderful. I'll get the recipe together in another post soon.