I Found Spring in Maine!

I’m visiting my mother over spring break, and you would think there would at least be a SIGN of spring SOMEWHERE – anywhere! But here’s what I’ve been getting: [slideshow_deploy id=’865′] And then my mother told me about YELLOW FLOWERS BLOOMING in the gravel down the road. Well, weren’t they crocuses? Cause those don’t count. … Read more

Spoils from a Chittenden Raid

Woodland Sunflower, Helianthus strumosus

My good ¬†friend Glenn Levinson came over the other day for something of an impromptu visit with our family (Uncle Glenn!), and I had just come back from a grass, flower, and other types of plants raid at Chittenden Park in Guilford. ¬†Now, I hadn’t seen Glenn in some time, and I was so happy … Read more

Garden Boys: Aaron (7) & Noah (5) Are a Raging Business Success

The moment I heard that my friends Aaron and Noah (ages seven and five) were running a flower business by selling arrangements in the park with flowers they grew in their own backyard, I was seized with a dire need to document the story. The cuteness factor was just too overwhelming to live life another … Read more

Are You Paying Close Attention to Your Bee Balm?

Bee Balm (Monarda)

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] I love our bee balm; it brings the hummingbirds. Seems like an awful lot of trouble for a being to get his dinner… sticking his beak into each one of those flowers (or whatever those individual petal thingies are) while flying at the same time. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_slider admin_label=”Slider” show_arrows=”on” show_pagination=”on” auto=”on” auto_ignore_hover=”off” parallax=”off” … Read more

Dinner Conversation with Rachel & Abigail

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_slider admin_label=”Slider” show_arrows=”on” show_pagination=”on” auto=”on” auto_ignore_hover=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” remove_inner_shadow=”off” background_position=”default” background_size=”default” hide_content_on_mobile=”off” hide_cta_on_mobile=”off” show_image_video_mobile=”off” custom_button=”off” button_letter_spacing=”0″ button_use_icon=”default” button_icon_placement=”right” button_on_hover=”on” button_letter_spacing_hover=”0″] [et_pb_slide background_position=”default” background_size=”default” background_color=”#ffffff” alignment=”center” background_layout=”dark” allow_player_pause=”off” header_font_select=”default” body_font_select=”default” custom_button=”off” button_font_select=”default” button_use_icon=”default” button_icon_placement=”right” button_on_hover=”on” background_image=”http://www.sandyconnolly.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Golden-Alexanders-0640.jpg”] [/et_pb_slide][et_pb_slide background_position=”default” background_size=”default” background_color=”#ffffff” alignment=”center” background_layout=”dark” allow_player_pause=”off” header_font_select=”default” body_font_select=”default” custom_button=”off” button_font_select=”default” button_use_icon=”default” button_icon_placement=”right” button_on_hover=”on” background_image=”http://www.sandyconnolly.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Golden-Alexanders-0639.jpg”] [/et_pb_slide][et_pb_slide background_position=”default” background_size=”default” background_color=”#ffffff” … Read more

It’s Spring, & I’m Taking Pictures of Dead Things

"Beads" of the Bead Fern Onoclea sensibilis

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”http://www.sandyconnolly.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Sensitive-Fern-7459.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” animation=”left” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] A miracle happened today: I actually raked out some of the beds in our yard today before it became an impossible task with all the plants coming in. This has never happened once in my life. I started out … Read more

Yay for Dead Leafhoppers & Asiatic Dayflowers!

Asiatic Dayflower

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] I suppose I have weird obsessions. I’ve been wanting to photograph these Asiatic dayflowers next to my garage for weeks now. As soon as you even look at them funny, they start to wilt, though, dang it. I just love the structure of the flowers.   And leafhoppers are my very favorite … Read more