Why stop to smell the roses when you can get a lungful of lilacs? Late spring lilacs light up our lives and take our breath away with their beauty...
Happy Birthday Baby! Making it to its first birthday is quite an accomplishment for a painted turtle. At one year old, painted turtles are about the...
Magnolia trees would do well to befriend beetles but leave bees behind. Why should magnolias favor one insect over the other? It’s a question of co-...
Hello, yellow! Boy, are we glad to see you.  Forsythias are blooming beautifully across the island giving us golden glory and sweet scents. Flowering...
Sometimes it is a subtle thing that brings you back to a certain time and place in your life. All week I have been finding myself thinking of the New...
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” These wise words from Martin Luther King Jr. sound celestial, and describe my...
Dorothea Lynde Dix, 19th century crusader for the mentally ill, was also a champion for a special blossom. She observed, in flowery prose no less,...
It is not surprising to be ‘ova-whelmed’ this time of year. I am not just talking about the economic and social flowering that happens when spring...
Bulbs are one of nature’s bright ideas. How fascinating these early spring sprouts are, and even more fortuitous is that they will soon give rise to...

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