Wednesday, November 26, 2014


I only just made it - I planted my spring bulbs this year in the nick of time.  I am trying a few new bulbs, tulips, scilla, muscari - all in shades of purples, pinks, whites.  This is one small 8x8 growing box, but they are stuffed into a tiny area inspired by the sweeping walkway through bulbs and annuals at Longwood Gardens up in Pennsylvania.  I'm hoping for beautiful bulb abundance.  If you even remotely like gardens and walks in outdoor exquisiteness, Longwood Gardens is a must.  I have visited during each season, a number of times and I must say, spring delights in a way that only bright colors can, after the long cold and bleak winter.  As we approach winter, I hold on to memories of trips like this one on Mother's Day in May 2014, to keep me from getting total cabin fever.  

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A walk around ANNAPOLIS - I love where I live.

Just a lovely day and a wonderful walk around Annapolis, Maryland - soaking up the beauty of this amazing "small town".  Summer strolling at it's absolute best.

Annapolis Yacht Club

The Yacht Club gardens!!  Or flower boxes.  Flowering trees are Crape Myrtle or "Pride of India", the bright lime green is sweet potato vine.  

A few of the lovely old buildings down at the City Dock, with abundant flowering containers everywhere

OB's, or O'Briens - at the bottom of Main Street

Another beautiful flowering Crape Myrtle, old cast iron clock, on State Circle.

In the grounds of the Maryland State House - a cute cottage, on State Circle

Down a side-street - I love the painted wall, it almost looks real

A few of the many magnificent old historic row houses down the side-streets of Historic Annapolis

Welcoming entrance walkway ablaze with color

Walk this way

A very patriotic lobster adorns a doorway

Great color everywhere you look

 I love the little personal touches everywhere, out on the cobbled sidewalk

It's all in the detail

Tea - anyone…..??

Sidewalk dining outside Federal House

An Annapolis institution - Middleton Tavern, down at the City Dock