I've missed writing Hill Country Mysteries. Seemed too hard to meet newspaper deadlines and write posts here too...but I miss the blog and you so I'm starting again. This time, more pithy and more pictures. Same subjects--the idiosyncrasies of Texas life, excitement of travel, beauty of gardens, flora and fauna, and delicious flavors on the table and in the glass.
Gardens are on my mind these days, mostly because of the sweep of dead grass in our backyard. Denny and I have a plan for the space, sort-of. We argued until we were together on what we wanted but we're still a ways apart on how to get there--terrace and paths, fountain and raised beds--materials? methodology? The only thing I really know is the kind of plants I want in the space. How is it that planning a small space is so much harder than landscaping an acre in the country?
For now, we look at this:
Someday my herbs will have a proper bed.
And my fledgling border plants, American beautyberry, Turk's Cap, yellow passion-flower, dutchman's pipevine, shrimp plant and red columbine--all chosen for wildlife value--will be lush and full, nourishing birds, bees and butterflies.
For now, we find other beauty.
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