Trees Glorious Trees

    Trees come in so many shapes and sizes as I stroll down the trail beside the rolling creek at Gring’s Mill. It’s so peaceful, the moist cool air feels like a very light rain on my skin, under the gray sky. The sporadic soft wind swirls as if to embrace me.  Leaves drift […]

 Fall is here and if you have any doubt just turn an ear to hear the collective bang, bong, and the gentle thud. As Mother nature’s orchestra rings in the new season…Fall!

Fall in the garden can be very satisfying.  Fall offers the opportunity to harvest herbs and enjoy the enrichment they can bring to your table throughout the winter.  There are a few ways to dry your freshly gathered herbs. It’s best to harvest herbs in mid-morning after the morning dew has dried before the sun […]

A Summer Rain in the Garden…

It’s mid-summer July and in  my studio, I hear the pitter-patter of the summer rain and as I look out the window the sun is playing peek-a-boo among the rain clouds.  Everything is so green, the humming-bird at the feeder was caught by surprise as well.  The adventurous side of me draws me out to […]

Hello again, here we are entering some of the last grey days of Winter.  The sun was peeking out for felt like a moment or two…but has returned to shades of grey.  The air is quiet except for far away sound of a lone rooster. Who knew that they could crow whenever besides at the […]

Spring Fades to Summer….

There is so much to catch up on in the garden, morning birds make their way to the feeders in anticipation,  as the sweet soft cooing of the morning dove fills the air as I sip my morning Joe.   This spring has been one for the books, the cool weather crops have had a nice […]

Spring Brings It’s Colorful Presence

Spring is here!  Validation of this fact can be seen all through Berks County and beyond with the blooming of crocus, glory of the snow, daffodils and the soon to follow tulips. Now would be the time to consider what direction you would like your garden or patio to go.  Butterfly and Hummingbird gardens are […]