Sunday, December 23, 2007

merry christmas! this is joe joe when he was a pup in 2000. garden fool will be on vacation until next year, so happy new year!

Friday, December 14, 2007

my dear joe joe suffered bloat over the weekend, had surgery, and now seems just fine. whew.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

our christmas tree this year

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

luna snuggled up on the window seat by the christmas tree

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

i made a squash snow person

Friday, December 07, 2007

curly larix (larch) is seldom graced by both leaves and snow

Thursday, December 06, 2007

the sciadopitys held tufts of snow like flowers

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

the poodle loves the snow

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Monday, December 03, 2007

blue atlas cedar in front of the bald cypress. a reader asked me how the bald cypress is so red in the previous picture. yes, the bald cypress is a rusty red tree after its light, feathery, green needles change color in the fall.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

we had our first significant snow fall today, but also our first really low temps, 12 degrees F. so many of the trees, like this bald cypress, still have their leaves. i took this before the snow stopped falling.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

the japanese maple in front of our house had the most remarkable color i can remember this year

Sunday, November 25, 2007

the whippet whooshes through the woods

Friday, November 23, 2007

garden fool and her exuberant poodle

Thursday, November 22, 2007

happy thanksgiving from sugar pond, today

Saturday, November 17, 2007

fall colors from top left to bottom right: japanese maple sangu kaku, dwarf oakleaf hydrangea, enkianthus.

Friday, November 16, 2007

the beauty berry also awaits the hungry birds

Thursday, November 15, 2007

back to my garden, where the winterberry awaits the hungry birds

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

more NYBG... bamboo installation by tetsunori kawana

ginko bonsai with fall color

carp in the NYBG water garden, for you s...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


chrysanthemum and rock gardens at the NYBG

Sunday, November 11, 2007

ogiku: single flower kiku. these are in tazuna-ue style, recalling the colors and style of the bridle of the emperors's horse.


Saturday, November 10, 2007

yesterday, i went to the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx to see KIKU: the art of the Japanese Chrysanthemum. it was cold, but the displays were impressive.above: ozukuri, or 'thousand bloom'
above: kengai, or 'cascades'
more tomorrow!

Friday, November 09, 2007

luna the whippet is just trying to stay warm!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

mums love the cool weather!

Monday, November 05, 2007

camellia japonica 'april dawn' has begun to bloom for the first time.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

yesterday, as i drove back from boston, i had my camera ready in case i could get some leaf color shots. however, clouds from approaching hurricane noel created these dramatic sunsets. i just pointed and shot, without stopping or looking through the lens.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

my daughter's art class made drawings... left-handed, not looking at drawing,
right handed, not looking at drawing, and
right handed, while looking at drawing. i think this is a pointsettia flower.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

my mother's portuguese water dog at 6 months! he's as sweet as he looks.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

colchicum 'waterlily' is struggling in the drought

Thursday, October 18, 2007

here is mr. squirrel, foraging on my deck. i took this picture from my office chair.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Sorry to say, blogger is having problems with image uploads. Mr. Squirrel will have to wait.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

what a beautiful shelter!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

i planted many morning glories, but only one survived

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

a rose in despair over the end of summer

Monday, October 08, 2007

the mums are taking their time unfurling due to the drought

Saturday, October 06, 2007

asters are in their glory now in the ne usa

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

one last look at the way brugmansia 'pink beauty' was last week. today all but 3 of the flowers have fallen to the ground.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

graceful and sculptural, luna perches at the window to observe the local prey

Monday, October 01, 2007

green stinkbug on lantana flowers

Sunday, September 30, 2007

i moved my tropicals into my office/sunroom today, despite the uncommonly warm weather. the blue passion flower is still blooming.