The banana trees meet Hurricane Irene

by meanlouise August 27, 2011 true life 2011

The banana trees are frantically banging on the 2nd floor windows as though begging to be let in out of the storm. Poor banana trees. [embedded video] The wind is starting to pick up, hopefully the banana trees won’t get their wish as the storm progresses tonight.

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Revenge of the Creature

by meanlouise June 6, 2011 true life 2011

We had a row of trees planted along the side of our yard. The trees looked too austere all in a row, with nothing else around them. I’m up to my ass in Shasta Daisies and Coneflowers so I did some transplanting. In the months since I moved them, the plants are doing extremely well […]

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wordless wednesday: it’s starting to look like the easter bunny exploded in our yard

by meanlouise April 6, 2011 flickr

IMG_5294, originally uploaded by meanlouise.

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Wordless Wednesday: On ice

by meanlouise January 19, 2011 flickr

365/18 , originally uploaded by meanlouise. IMG_4776, originally uploaded by meanlouise.

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Wordless Wednesday: purple velvet

by meanlouise May 19, 2010 true life 2010

IMG_2463, originally uploaded by meanlouise.

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Rosemary & Rue

by meanlouise May 14, 2010 true life 2010

Here’s what either made it through Winter or has been replanted in my herb garden this Spring. It’s nice to be able to dog-proof the herbs by surrounding them with a fence and a border of Echinacea varieties, daisies, zinnias, and hollyhocks. No more dogpee, no more dog-owners ripping out plants that they don’t want […]

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the view from here

by meanlouise July 30, 2009 true life 2009

Although there are a lot of goldfinches in my neighborhood, in the mornings it’s usually just a pair of the little yellow piglets feasting on the sunflowers outside the kitchen window. I was playing with my camera this morning and took a 60 second video of them. It’s so cute to watch them ripping the […]

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by meanlouise April 10, 2009 true life 2009

I probably gave away a hundred tulip bulbs when I moved our herb garden and dug out the front yard. Despite my best adoption efforts, a few apparently found their way into the compost heap: Although my favorites are the dark purple-black Queen of Night tulips, I do love the way the yellow ones appear […]

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