Beautiful week one is now running into beautiful week two here at Woodland Cottage. It's astounding. I'll let the pics speak. The Loropetalum has never been more floriferous... Heavenly scent...
Tornadoes over much of the East today as we enter meteorological Spring. Terrible and sad. It's the season for unsettled weather. We had temperatures in the mid-80sF here in Wilmington, NC, yesterday. I had some surprises on my 'coffee walk' this morning around our garden. The most astounding bloom is the Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) that popped into flower overnight in the thick, humid air. Here's what I saw [...]
Here's an article I wrote last week, Rash of Spring, Fever or Freeze? It was published in Lumina News of Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington, NC, on February 16th. Enjoy!
We just got back to Wilmington, NC, from four days in the Savannah, GA, area. Lawsy, it was nice. Most of the time, it was cloudy and cool, but Thursday the sun popped out and the temperature went up to 75F. We threw on some shorts and a t-shirt and headed into the historic district for a nice walk. Rest easy, my Northern friends: Spring [...]
Here in the Mid-Atlantic, it's been a mild Winter. Before I left for the New Year in Wilmington, I turned off my waterfall here at Woodland Cottage since I heard a freeze was on the way. When I got home yesterday, there was a thin coating of ice on the pond--first of the season. What a difference a year (or two) makes! Here's the pond and waterfall after the [...]