10 01, 2012

Often, I Don’t See the Forest for the Trees

2012-01-23T15:02:06+00:00

I work outside, in Nature, almost every day of my life, either in my own gardens, in Arlington or Wilmington, or in other's gardens.  Yet I miss so much of the beautiful detail because I am so caught up in the "doing" versus the "being".  I'll bet a lot of my landscaping co-horts can sympathize with this realization.  How many times have you gotten to June 1st and thought, [...]

Often, I Don’t See the Forest for the Trees 2012-01-23T15:02:06+00:00
6 01, 2012

Honeybees in January!

2012-01-23T15:03:38+00:00

What a glorious day to be alive here in the Magical Mid-Atlantic (I'm borrowing this phrase from my magical friend, H/D).  On my daily walk through the garden this morning, I stopped in front of the biggest Leatherleaf Mahonia, Mahonia bealei, and lo and behold, the half-open blossoms are covered with honeybees.  Very active and happy honeybees--in JANUARY.  This may not be the earliest they've emerged to feast on [...]

Honeybees in January! 2012-01-23T15:03:38+00:00