We lost our woodpecker and rooster weathervanes in Katrina. We replaced the rooster on the roof with a reindeer( see older blog posts below)- the pinwheels in the garden have replaced the wooden woodpecker that we had before.

Samaya Tara Yogini -Green Tara Garden

It was time to freshen up the paint on our drab little garden godess- so this year- I looked in our paint box- and all we had was chrome and green - The new color adds a nice "patina-ed" look to the old brown paint from before. We named her Tara after the Green Tara Bodhisattva. Tara, whose name means "star" or "she who ferries across," is a Bodhisattva of compassion who manifests in female form. In Tibetan, Tara is known as "Dölma" (Sgrol-ma), or "She Who Saves." In particular she represents compassion in action, as she leaves her lotus throne in order to help sentient beings. Tara is seen as a savioress who helps with material threats such as floods, crime, wild animals, and traffic accidents.To learn more about her and hear Green Tara meditations- click on the title above or

Electron- My Red Irish Rose

I wasn't sure about this rose when I bought it - But it has been a fairly steady bloomer- and although it does not cut well- but it adds such beautiful crimsons to the garden. evidently it was named as a promotion for an electric power utility!?!
Name: Electron
Synonym: Mullard Jubilee
Class: Modern large flowered Hybrid Tea Rose
Hybridizer/Date: McGredy, Northern Ireland 1970
Parentage: Paddy McGredy x Prima Ballerina
Awards: Royal National Rose Society Gold Medal 1969, The Hague Gold Medal and Golden Rose Of The Hague 1970, Belfast Gold Medal 1972, Portland Gold Medal 1973, All America Rose Selection 1973
click on the title above to learn more.

Rio Samba is blooming again

Morning sun

Clematis terniflora

Sweet Autumn Clematis
Clematis terniflora
is blooming everywhere right now. The honey bees and bumble bees are dancing daisy on the blooms and it adds such nice contrast to the garden right now.

Liriope muscari

Our Liriope muscari is finally blooming in force- we haven't seen it this happy in 5 years!

Hawk Hunting from a Tall Pine Tree

Nacotiches noisettes

After the nice rain that we have been getting each afternooon- the garden is much happier. The Nacotiches noisettes are blooming again.