Sharing Beauty

The severe amounts of rain have taken such a toll on so many towns and cities across the country. Here in the mid-Atlantic we too are losing a great deal to the huge levels of water that have amassed weekly due to global warming. Our gardens have dissipated under the daily floods, and what had been planted in prior years has now been lost.

Friends have stepped up to assist by sharing their cuttings from shrubs and flowers. I have been so thankful to be able to replant items that I thought were long lost. This weekend we had another bought with drastic amounts of rain, but there was a small opening in the weather in which I was able to get out to take photos.

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Facets of Spring

The air has changed. The smell of green abounds and the freshly turned earth tell us spring is here, and though it is not necessarily one of my favorite seasons I do enjoy warmer weather along with moving outside to garden, barbecue, walk, or to just sit on the deck relaxing after a long day at work.

I was at the market on Friday afternoon and saw the most delciously plump blackberries near the lemons, and knew I had to make a pitcher of Blackberry Lemonade for the weekend. I prefer making this refreshing drink by taste, starting with a simple syrup, one to two cups of blackberries blended in the food processor, and two cups of fresh squeezed lemons.I even tossed in a few strawberries for good measure.

Lastly, it wouldn’t be spring without flower and vegetable catalogs to preview, while pilfering an idea or two from other gardens to add to the beauty of our beds. I want so much for our garden to unfold with blooms from one season to the next.