As the wedding nears I’m abandoning all thoughts of keeping my usual blog on an even keel, and moving straight to “Zach and Ashton: The Teenage Years.” Well, they were both beautiful teenagers…ladies first: here’s Ashton at 15… and here at 17 with her Mom Cheryl… Zach at about 15… and at 17…with David B…. […]
Marie and I arrived pretty early at Gretchen and Denis’ beautiful garden…just in time to see the last baby flicker poke it’s head out…preparing to leave the nest… A few miles out of town, this garden is a refuge for birds and gardeners alike. Take a stroll…start at the drive… The Carnabys have been gardening […]
Went up to see Dick and Dee’s garden recently (before the Alaska trip) while the trilliums were still in bloom. Theirs is really an early spring garden and we missed the real season, but “as advertised” there were trilliums…PLUS…jack in the pulpits, things with tiny leaves and things with giant leaves…take a stroll…Dick and Dee […]
Beautiful gardens abound in Salem, but here’s a peek at two I’ve visited recently. The first is the garden of my “garden mentor” Irene. Years ago the late Oregonian garden columnist Dulcy Mahar wrote that if you were having trouble with your garden, the BEST thing to do was to find a garden you admired, […]
R is over at the beach writing this week and sent me an informational picture of the wisteria by the back door… so I sent HIM a picture of the wisteria here at home…oh I love this warm weather…everything is POPPING!
I forgot to mention that Frankie started playing uke with Carol and Sharon and me. When we were dropping her off the other day (Frankie and George are neighbors in the historic district) she invited us to stroll her garden saying “it’s a little wild”…but in fact it’s just plain beautiful…and it’s only just May. […]
I’m taking off for Alabama early tomorrow…a quick turn around the yard today to see if spring is really here…it is! a quick coffee… and something to ponder on my trip…interesting things to do with fruit…see you soon!
My curatorial career is coming to it’s apex this week while both shows I have recently curated are on view (“Lord and Schryver” at the Hallie Ford Museum…closing September 18th… and “Bits and Pieces” at Salem Art Association’s AN Bush Gallery, up until mid October). Roger suggested this morning that there are certain similarities between […]
The porch history post got me looking at old photos, and so…to keep the thought going, here is the historical –mid-historical—and current view of 1658 Court Street. Photos do not exist of the rear of the house when it was on State Street, or at the corner of 17th and Court (it was moved twice…sort […]
Saturday there was a tour of Lord & Schryver gardens and it was the PERFECT day…sunny and warm (but not too warm). We went first to Gaiety Hollow…Lord and Schryver’s home garden…the allee with the 300 year old oak tree was cool and inviting (though in spring it’s a riot of color), the brick paths […]