Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

How Long Can Men Thrive ~

A field of soybeans as far as the eye can see...

How long can men thrive between walls of brick,
walking on asphalt pavements,
breathing the fumes of coal and of oil,
growing, working, dying,
with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain,
seeing only machine-made beauty,
the mineral-like quality of life?

~Charles A. Lindbergh

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

First Bloom of the Season!

Witch Hazel is native to North America...  

Traditionally, Witch Hazel is yellow in color,
and from a distance it is sometimes mistaken for early blooming Forsythia.

This is a cultivar named "Diane," which I planted in April, 2006.
I chose this one for its orange hues.

The blooms are not true flowers,
but do indeed resemble the gnarled fingers of a witch!

It's Outdoor Wednesday!
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