my soft pink heritage roses!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Monday, May 04, 2015
Not being lulled into thinking there may not be another freeze,
I am by-passing all those beautiful annuals in the nursery's
and instead I'm getting the yard and pots for their annual plantings.
In the meantime I'm enjoying the beauty of the blooming shrubs.
What I grew-up calling "Bridal Wreath" (spiraea)
my shrubs, now in full bloom, have grown tall enough to cover my street address.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Santa Fe was once known as the City of Lilacs.
So many have gone by the wayside, including those that once filled and bloomed in the Plaza.
My home has many old lilacs (50+ years);
I have planted more along the back wall and Persian Laceleaf lilacs in the front.
I love lilacs and so look forward to the abundance of blooms and the magnificent fragrance.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Sunday, April 05, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Never intending to be a doubting Thomas,
I often am when the old apricot tree blooms just before a winter storm warning is in the forecast!
Ah, but I was wrong! And while there was snow above 8,000 feet,
we experienced a soft rain for about 18 hours which was magnificent!
With daytime temps in the low 60's,
the red leaf peach has decided to join the apricot and fill my day with delight!
I really have no idea what the little tree below is.
(It's a sucker I thought might be a chokecherry, but it's not.)
It is in the most awkward place, receiving minimal sun ...
but it is so sweet and loves to bloom filling my heart with joy!
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
Snow, sun, cold, warm ...
and the silly apricot tree thinks it's spring!
Love my native apricot tree, love the flavor of the little apricots, but it is a very messy, messy tree.
I'm not sure whether I'm happy or sad that I'll not have a bumper crop this year because it is sure to freeze again!
Sunday, March 01, 2015
While I may no longer be enamored with Santa Fe, the community I was born and raised in,
I will always be in love with the terrain, the climate and in knowing it is truly God's country.
Yesterday morning I measured 8" of snow on my patio table, this morning there was none.
Once the snow falls, regardless of the temperatures, the sun shines, and the snow melts;
my trees are happy, my garden is happy and I'm happy!
Friday, February 27, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
New Mexico webcasts their legislative committee hearings, which I have become addicted to ...
When I don't have specific bills that I'm tracking and I'm not required to be at the Capitol,
I am able to listen to the bills that I may have an interest in.
Which means I sit in my office, listen to the hearings and play, all at the same time!
Today is cold, yesterday was cold, tomorrow is supposed to be cold,
therefore as I listen to Senate Corporations, I'm daydreaming about spring!