Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fall is here, bringing a few surprises

A bright cheery spot of color in the fall garden
A little primrose is valiantly pushing out a few blooms
One battered clematis bloom remains on the vine
Holly berries ripening
Three lovely Sunsugar tomatoes for our salad today
I don't think these strawberries will ripen now
This ripe beauty tasted  so sweet.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wind storm damage

I guess we are lucky the only thing that crashed to the ground is this old Lilac. 

It snapped off right down near the ground

The lilac was stopped from crushing the fence by landing in the fork of a forsythia growing beside it.

The trunk of the lilac is now cut into fireplace lengths, and the rest waiting to be carted off to the burn pile.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Garage sale treasures for my garden

Even though the tall pot has a crack down one side, I bought it anyway as I liked the old world look of the pot. Besides it was only $1 and the crack can be repaired. I liked the green pot also, a deal at $2.

Saw this lying on it's side way in back, and offered the woman $10, she said sold. It stands just over six feet tall and is very well made. I am looking forward to deciding what kind of vine will grace this piece of garden art next year.

I like the detail on the top, don't you too?