Sun Setting On Our Field, by Rainer

Did the rose
Ever open its heart

And give this world
All its

It felt the encouragement of light
Against its

We all remain




Sunday, April 4, 2010

More and more spring

She says it means "rock on dude" to the wild strawberries.

Why not salute favas?

Why not salute fuchsias?

The meek neighbor horse who needs help to get her fair share.

Rocking on with fava beans.

He chose this at the nursery for topiary possibilities, a special new project in a corner of the front yard. He wants some suburban-style perfect boxy hedging amidst the chaos of our wild yard. So ironic!

Maybe a pumpkin patch? We'll see how it rots.

Thanks for the antlers, Will!

Blue-eyed horse neighbor.

Wild radish, taking over the field now.

All the river willows like this one are almost fully leaved.

Huge growth in one year, from scraggly survivor to medium-sized bush.

Loving French lavender

Calla Lily buds and a simple daisy type of flower.


Nice camo, toad, but not quite good enough for our wildlife spotters.

Trimming a huge rosemary bush for a better path by the raspberries.

Frida and Ethan in the outdoor bath tub.

Garden as place of study for Rainer and playground for Frida and Ethan.


New type of poppy
Calla Lily as big as her head

"Blue cuties"/ periwinkle? Update: They are "speedwell", a type of Veronica. Thank you, Melissa.