Portulacas! © Rita Jacques 2020 My backyard. Windsor, Ontario.
Month: June 2020
Not Just a Trike!
Every year in the early spring, I tackle the task of tidying the shed. I’m ruthless when it comes to deciding which flower pot, gardening tool, or piece of sports equipment to part with and which has permission to stay. This year was the same. I ended up filling a giant garbage bag and was… Continue reading Not Just a Trike!
Thousand Word Thursdays #178
I have only one blanket flower plant and every year most of the blooms are misshapen. It always makes me aware of how incredible Mother Nature is to have most other flowers bloom perfectly. In any case, I look forward to seeing how each blanket flower turns out. I love how each is “perfectly” unique!… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #178
Thousand Word Thursdays #177
Columbine! © Rita Jacques 2020. My garden. Windsor, Ontario.
Sanity Saved by Irises!
While photographing the irises in my garden, I often thought of van Gogh. The great artist painted flowers—including irises—while in isolation at a monastery/asylum. He referred to painting as the lightning rod for his illness. And, likewise, photography and gardening have kept me grounded during this pandemic. Have you found your own lightning rod? Let… Continue reading Sanity Saved by Irises!
Thousand Word Thursdays #176
The weigela shrub is in bloom! © Rita Jacques 2020. My backyard. Windsor, Ontario.