how lovely is the silence of growing things

April 17, 2021

picture(s) of the week

all photos taken with my cell phone

My gardens are coming to life…despite the fact that we had a cold snap later in the week. We’ve had the wood stove going off and on throughout the week, which kinda sucks for the middle of April, but it is what it is.

hosta leaves

“Step back.
Allow things to unfold.
There’s a beauty to be found
in letting things be.”

~ Tamara Levitt

I think I may have convinced my boyfriend to let some of the wildflowers grow. As long as there’s little to no grass…let it be. It’s beneficial to us…to the environment… It’s not like it’s the end of the world, and over the past few decades we’ve been conditioned to believe that the lawn needs to be perfectly trimmed to be worth anything. This is just not true…there was a time when dandelions were considered beneficial. Now they’re considered a weed and must be gotten rid of. Not my opinion… I want to get rid of as much grass as possible.

Let the wildflowers grow
Let the earth breath a little

that’s my intention anyway

I’m getting there, where it used to take me an hour and a half to mow, it now takes an hour. Two hours if I mow everything – used to take three hours when mowing the whole property. But, don’t ask me how long it takes my boyfriend to mow…sometimes it takes him all day! It’s ridiculous!!

Throughout the summer I will more than likely be showing some of my “wild gardens”.

Not sure what this flower is, it was mixed in with some of my daffodils…Maybe once the flower grows in, starts reproducing, they’ll be able to stand up. There’s two of them right now, and are top heavy…

Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything.
Maybe it’s more about unbecoming what isn’t really you
so you can be what you were meant to be in the first place.

~ unknown ~
three of my five Tetras

I got some new fish yesterday – Thursday. I was going to get a Platy, but the pet store didn’t have any…and when I mentioned that the three Tetras I had seemed to be a little aggressive towards the Platys, she suggested I get a couple more Tetras…with the aggression, the school wasn’t big enough for their liking. So, I now have 5 Tetras and if they survive and the aggression goes down, I will get another Platy or two…

“The love for all living creatures
is the most noble attribute of man.”

~ Charles Darwin

Sunburst Platy - Medium/Large

An example of a Platy

(google image)

hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!

༺Wildflowers Cottage Way༺

May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.

~ Native American Proverb ~


“The garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature.”

~ Jeff Cox


PERSPECTIVE - The only difference between a flower and a weed is a judgment. - Dr Wayne Dyer

“The only difference between a flower and a weed is judgement”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer


tale care
stay safe
much love

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