Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Want Not Waste Not

One of my favorite things to do on a beautiful morning, is to take my camera out doors to capture pictures of anything of interest. Today we have one of those mornings, where there is not a hint of breeze, the sun is warm at 6:30am and the birds are singing their little hearts out.

As long as I can remember, I have been in tune with nature, taking an interest in my surroundings, finding beauty in the shape of a leaf, the color and texture of flower petals or the twisted limbs of a tree, the smell of the rich decaying earth of a rain forest, well, you get the idea without me writing a book on the subject.

Talking of want not waste not, MrC had salmon he caught in Juneau Alaska, shipped home in polystyrene containers which have been sitting in the carport for years. One day I was looking at the boxes and one of those "light bulb' ideas came to me, why not use them as planters. MrC said they would not be strong enough, but being the person I am, I had to see for myself if they would hold up. Well as you can see this one is the perfect place for my deck herb garden, the herbs are very happy in their styrene box up against the house, where they get the afternoon sun, and this is the second year I have used this particular box, last year it held grape tomatoes, which also did well.

As I came down off the deck I caught a whiff of Lilac fragrance from the lilac along side the carport. Sure enough the lilac is in full bloom, how lovely it is.

With all the rain we have had this spring, my garden is lush and green. Ferns and hostas are robust in their growth and are competing for the "most beautiful award" as are many other perennials in the gardens.


Anonymous said...

Your pictures are beautiful. Thank you.

Everything is beautiful and green here in Bucks County, PA.

Ginco said...

If that was my garden, I'd do the disappearing trick at every possible opportunity. To find me, Mr. CC will be forced to tie a cow bell around my neck. :-)

I love the smell of the Lilac bush or tree, here it's called Flieder, shamelessly I have forgotten the English name of that lovely tree.

mistaya's M.O.M. said...

Thank you for that lovely tour around your home. I can almost smell the lilac bush now! Hostagirl

Anonymous said...

Lovely ... just lovely.