Elizabeth Melton Parsons

Writing~Art~Life


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Nature’s Beauty

The beauty of nature lifts the spirit. Some pretties from my yard. 🙂


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Heavenly Scented Gardenia

I have four good size Gardenia trees on one side of my house and they are beginning to bloom. So beautiful and the scent is like heaven. One of my favorite flowers.


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What is This Flower?

My husband took these photos the other day. I don’t recognize the plant.  So of course I came to ask all you fantastic gardeners. Anyone out there know what it is? You can click the images for much larger versions.

red flower

red flower-2


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A Day Out For My Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday and I had such a great day. Eric took me to my favorite Chinese restaurant for lunch and then we went to a park and walked and walked. It was such fun. I snapped some pictures with my phone to share. You can click for larger images.

Ducks Along The River

Ducks Along The River

River

River

Pergola

Pergola

Benches

Benches

Old Hand Hewed Logs

Old Hand Hewed Logs

Cool House across From River

Cool House across From River

Old Barn

Old Barn

Historic Farmstead

Historic Farmstead

Black Eyed Susans

Black Eyed Susans

Garden

Garden

Water Feature

Water Feature

Garden Ornament

Garden Ornament

Brick Path

Brick Path

Old Barn and Garden

Old Barn and Garden

Wooded Path

Wooded Path

Walk Bridge Over River

Walk Bridge Over River


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Blog Hiatus and Photos

I’ll be absent from the blogging world for a while. Have some projects to finish. Don’t forget me, I shall return sooner rather than later, hopefully. Here are some pictures to brighten my blog while I’m away. Much love and GIANT HUGS to all my blogging buddies. ❤ Elizabeth

blue and white iris
landscape-yellow field

landscape yellow field-2

impatiens-purple

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3:00 AM Hail Storm

I spent the past several days transplanting different plants, weeding, mulching… general gardening stuff. Yesterday I worked all day and finally got my bedding plants, window boxes and planters finished. Imagine my irritation when I awakened at 3:00 AM this morning by one hellacious storm. Despite the dark, torrential rain, hail balls, and sky to ground lightening, I went out to see what damage was being caused to my new little plants. My first clue that they might not fare well was the ankle high hail balls and piles of leaves and twigs ripped from the trees I was wading through. The little guys look pretty pitiful. Whether any will survive is anyone’s guess. I’m sitting here thinking about going back to bed and wishing I’d spent the past several days frolicking in the park. It wouldn’t have been nearly as big a waste of time.

It was too dark to take pictures, but these two from the pubic domain look pretty similar to what we had except you couldn’t see our grass because our ground was completely covered.

hail

leaves downed by hail

leaves downed by hail


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Star of Bethlehem and Chives

Some photos- edible and non-edible plants.

I love it when my chives are blooming. Although delicious, I mostly grow them for ornamental purposes. I also snapped a couple of pictures of  Star of Bethlehem in my garden yesterday. These little guys grow abundantly along our creek banks and they seem to like my garden areas too. Although it’s sold as a spring time garden flower, it’s an invasive species which will crowd out native plants.  All parts of this little beauty are poisonous. Even though I think it’s beautiful, I keep my eye on it in my gardens. When it starts spreading, I dig it out.

Chives-Garlic Variety

Chives-Garlic Variety

Chives-Onion Variety

Chives-Onion Variety

Ornithogalum umbellatum

Common Names: (Star-of-Bethlehemgrass lilynap-at-nooneleven-o’clock lady)

Star of Bethlehem-Afternoon

Star of Bethlehem-Afternoon

Star of Bethlehem-Morning

Star of Bethlehem-Morning