Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A "Wort" By Any Other Name... is Still a Wort!

I almost missed the blossoms on my St. John's Wort
the other day, while I was mowing our lawns...
Diminutive, understated, but delightful!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

A Late Update... From the ADQ Challenge!

I have been beyond remiss... when it comes to posting
any creative work, here at Woodstown Whimsies!

Well over a month ago, when the summer issue of Art Doll Quarterly
came out... I was delighted to have my "Emily Dickinson Doll"
included in the "black & white" challenge article on page 76!

So here is a "sneak-peek" of what the publisher was unable to
include in the photos, due to space:  a collection of memorabilia
that relates to the life and love of Emily!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

After the Rain...

The words were penned by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
"Thy fate is the common, fate of all–
Into each life some rain must fall..."

And the rain DID fall, here in South Jersey  earlier this week!
We were under a tornado warning... very uncommon for the area.
Lots and lots of rain, some wind, but that was the extent of it.

The rain was much needed... and after the rain;
well, these pics say it all: our flower gardens 
are resplendent in color and beauty.  

Even the Lamb's Ear put on a show with its flowering heads!

Common Lavender doesn't look quite so common this year,
and the Spiderwort (my least favorite plant in the garden) looks...
well, O.K. for now!

Our Prickly Pear Cactus has dozens-upon-dozens of flowers!

And the Rose Campion remains a charmer... 
love that silver-gray foliage, against the weathered fence.