Wildflowers, or Weeds?

No sooner had I decided to change my blog name to Wildflowers & Wings when this happened: My backyard neighbour asked if I could keep my weeds to myself. I live in a subdivision, houses on all sides of me, but my backyard is relatively spacious. Because it’s a lot of work, and because I’dContinue reading “Wildflowers, or Weeds?”

A Netflix Weekend

I don’t often watch tv.  In fact, until very recently, the last series I watched was Ally McBeal. I’d much rather read a book. But then I started hearing people talk about Orange is the New Black.  So I had to see what all the fuss was about, and very quickly watched the two seasons.  SinceContinue reading “A Netflix Weekend”

In the Mess of Weeds

 I can always find something to photograph in the mess of weeds at the side of my yard. On first glance, most people would want to mow it over.  But it is my favourite spot in my yard to take my camera.  The lines and textures of the random plants growing there make for endlessContinue reading “In the Mess of Weeds”

Little Circles of Light

I love bokeh. Here, amber and gold glitter in the background of the frosted grass. From far, this part of my yard is a mess of weeds and unsuccessful vegetables. Up close, it is a landscape of endless photo possibilities. With my camera in the general direction of the sun, I was able to captureContinue reading “Little Circles of Light”

A Moment of Clarity

I want to believe I am a gardener. But my flower-patterned rubber boots and puncture-proof gloves were no match for the invasion of thorns and dandelions and other unnamed monstrous offenders. The weeds have taken over. The few vegetables that found room to grow were tiny and bug-eaten. Only the potatoes have been victorious. ThisContinue reading “A Moment of Clarity”

For the Weeds

Right now my yard is more weeds than lawn. Scraggly dandelions poke out amid the long grass and occasional thorn (ouch!). Rabbit flowers, as we called them when we were kids, are abundant. The bees are loving my yard right now! It looks terrible. But, first impressions aside, there is beauty there. Happy little daisiesContinue reading “For the Weeds”