The woods are strewn with fir cone remains after the hardworking squirrels have nibbled out the seeds and stashed them away for the winter. They’ve carried away all our walnuts as well. Can’t fault their dedication to provide for winter food.
This lovely installation surprised me when I walked down the trail towards middle daughter’s house. She did it in secret. Isn’t it lovely, seashells and driftwood pieces.
Lighting the fire to take the morning chill off the house makes me and Mocha happy.
This has become her favourite morning perch.
Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Deciduous, fast growing woody vine with dark green palmate foliage which turns bright orange-red in the fall. It climbs smooth surfaces using small forked tendrils tipped with small strongly adhesive pads. Stems grow up to 50’ long.
Tolerates just about any soil. Sun to partial sun. Avoid drying out or soggy wet.
Flowers: small and greenish, produced in clusters in late spring
Berries mature in late summer or early fall, small hard purplish-black berries
Use: The berries provide an important winter food source for birds.
Native Americans used the plant as an herbal remedy for diarrhea, difficult urination, swelling, and lockjaw.
*These berries contain oxalic acid which is moderately toxic to humans and other mammals.
Can cause skin irritations or painful rashes in some individuals.
Means: ever changing
I thought the rose garden was over for this year,
Lo and behold, they are all blooming again.
What a beautiful oasis of beauty
in the centre of the yard.
And the scent is heavenly.
I love the colours in Fall’s Paintbox.
Reds that you only see this time of year,
Greens that blend and blaze
between blue sky
and forest darkness.
It’s not my favourite time of year
but I can’t help admiring
the amazing colours of Fall.
©2020 Sharron R. McMillan
I will give myself the gift of forgiveness.
~ Harriet Hodgson
“Narcissists, however, are similar to a spider that has built a web for its prey to bring itself.”
My sister-in-law has opened up a new shop on Etsy called Glass Moon Treasures.
Her sand and pebble art is delightful and she has also added some vintage jewelry.
Go take a look and tell her Hernibs sent you. Encouraging at-home workers.
We never look deeply into the quality of a tree;
we never really touch it, feel its solidity, its rough bark,
and hear the sound that is part of the tree.
Not the sound of wind through the leaves,
not the breeze of a morning that flutters the leaves,
but its own sound, the sound of the trunk
and the silent sound of the roots.
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
~ Henry David Thoreau
Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong.
The key is to never stop doing right.