Fall peak in Charlottesville, Virginia.
This Sugar Maple is in full color outside of our back porch on Forsythia Hill.
Every window in the house has a beautiful Maple or Dogwood carefully positioned so I can get a flash of Fall.
When we moved into our home we had no idea that Hot Air Balloons made their regular trek over our house! In the Fall it’s a common sighting as they always land within walking distance.
We’re very lucky to live in a place that is so beautiful that people pay to ride over it and gaze. Virginia is a special place!
This shot of a beautiful Lilac Floral Arrangement was taken by me while on the Virginia Historic Garden Week tour in Richmond, Virginia this past April.
It’s hard to believe the gardening season has once again sped by. Winter gives me the opportunity to plan for next years gardening adventure!
Little gray field Mouse safely removed from the jaws of one of my cats.
Boy do they go crazy when the little creatures get inside - Lizards, Snakes, and Mice have all been taken away from them!
Very soon I’ll be dragging all my big and little plant pots inside the basement for the Winter. Last night we had the first wood stove fire of the Fall season!
I love this little Vintage McCoy Planter. It nicely held my Garlic Chives seedlings and leafy Lyre Leaf Sage - I’ll get them both into the ground because they are hardy in Virginia.
I grew a nice pot of Clove Basil (in the background) from seed. Talk about a great smelling plant! It is wonderful. It is not hardy here so I’ll collect the seed and start a new batch next Spring.
The Eastern Black Swallowtail Caterpillar larvae as it grows through instar phases.
This Caterpillar begins black with spots and turns into the brilliant green before enclosing itself in the Pupa Sack.
I shot the black caterpillar on a Rue plant in October and the brilliant green caterpillar on my Bronze Fennel plant in July. In Virginia we can have several generations of caterpillars from Summer to Fall.
Hoping to show a little bit of control this year at this weekends SEED SWAP at Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia.
It begins at 9 am during the Heritage Harvest Festival. It’s my favorite local event of the year. WONDERFUL.
Last year I came home with a TON of free seed. It was great.
Happy Labor Day off for most of us! Relax and experience nature somehow today.
Blue Morning Glory in full bloom now on Forsythia Hill. It looks smashing with the yellow Black Eyed Susan.
Many many dewy spider webs this morning on the Chicken yard fence on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.
“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.”
― William Shakespeare
… In a private garden during Historic Garden Week in Richmond, VA.
Pretty respite in Ashland, Virginia.
This photo was taken while on a Garden Tour last year. It was a garden in the backyard of a private home.
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