Friday, October 31, 2014

Enter If You Must, But Only If You Dare!


Shadows of a thousand years
rise up again unseen,
Voices whisper in my trees...


“Today is Halloween!”




ENTER if you must...




but only if you dare.

I've heard them say
"an old witch lives there".




When the moon is full,
and the wind has a chill...
 a walk in my garden

brings such a thrill!




Tread lightly as you walk
so as not to disturb,
There are ghosts you can't see
though their cries may be heard.





Pumpkin eyes and witches brew,
MAGIC in my garden 
lends a mystical hue.




Kiss this rose
then click your heels twice...
 Don't mind that black spider
He can be rather nice.





Don't touch the flowers! 

That have a blue glow...
 They will cause a nasty itch,
they're poisonous you know.




 

This clematis seed head 
will cast a magic spell...
if you turn into a pumpkin
I'll never tell.




Blooms riddled with bewitching holes 
from grasshoppers now simmering 
in my Witches stew.

Be careful where you step old fool...
you may find yourself in that black pot too!




This poison petal...
will make your feet dance
and perhaps fill your heart
with totally wicked romance.




Delirious dahlias 
lost their silly minds
after bloomin' like crazy 

they're a ghastly design.




My tale is now over
for as the story goes,
there's nothing more to say
we're at the end of the rose.

(Who knew dead flowers 
could be so enchanting?) 

Halloween always brings out the witch in me.

Happy Haunting!




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Friday, June 6, 2014

Sometimes You Just Need a Little Break...


LIFE IS GOOD

So much is happening in my gardens! 
I've been so busy busy...

30 days since my last post...
Don't give up on me... new post is coming soon!

(Besides... I've missed visiting all of you!)


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This Grandmother's Garden | Highland, Utah, USA

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Painted Ladies Migration

       
  Que the music...
                 The Painted Ladies are dancin' in my Utah gardens!





Migrating north from their winter in Mexico...
they're on the lookout for pretty flowers.





And our gardens actually have a few. 

Sipping nectar from the blossoms gives them energy 
on their long flight...





as they make their way across the state, 
 pollinating the orchards as they dance.

This is the beginning of delicious apricots, 
peaches, pears and apples...
Yum!





Think of the delightful conversations 
they must have with their fellow pollinators 
as they pause to bask in the warmth of the sun.

But just for a minute or two...
and then they're off!
What busy lives they lead.




I think they get a thrill 
just dancing through those beautiful blooms...
wouldn't you?





Spring... 
every living creature rejoices!



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This Grandmother's Garden | Highland, Utah, USA