And So It Begins…


Here in Laramie, at 7200 feet of elevation, summer’s end comes early. Already the days grow cooler, and soon we will have our first frost and golden aspen and cottonwoods. You can already smell woodsmoke on the evening air, and folks are covering up their tomato plants or bringing in the ones growing in pots – they’ve only just had ripened fruit. We are enjoying the last days of true summer.




Fruits of the harvest – at last



A busy fellow – summer’s end doesn’t seem to  slow him down



Sunny daze – until the first frost



A fiery bowl full of flowers



But summer’s end is nearing



 And so it begins…


– She Wolf (c)2007


The time I dread has now come. It’s time to thin my seedlings. This is where I have usually fallen down in past attempts at growing plants. I find it very hard to take young healthy seedlings, green and seemingly innocent, and yank them up by the roots. It seems so heartless.……………..

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Lori Gloyd (c) 2007

Tree of Life Mandala

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Lori Gloyd (c) 2007

Many, many years ago, more than I am willing to say, there was a weed-choked, trash-strewn plot of land on the northwest corner of my high school campus.

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Lori Gloyd (c) 2007

Bee Blossom



Bee to the blossom; Moth to the flame;
Each to his passion; what’s in a name?
Helen Hunt Jackson


Parsley Patch Update

An update on the apartment garden project:

As I reported a few days ago, my lemon balm seeds have germinated. Since then I’ve been wondering when the parsley would follow suit. At first I thought I had ruined the process because I did not notice the instruction on the package that said to soak the seeds in water for 24 hours. I googled parsley seeds and discovered that they are one of the hardest herbs to germinate. So, for a few days I was convinced that once again I had proven to be the terror of the gardening realm…..

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Lori Gloyd © 2007

Magic Golden Apples


Magic Golden Apples In The Magic Garden.

(copyright Imogen Crest 2007.)

Magical Bird

Magical Bird

Magical Bird In The Magic Garden.

(copyright Imogen Crest 2007.)

Magic Garden Gate

Magic Garden Gate

Magic Garden Gate

(copyright Imogen Crest 2007.)

Have a nice weekend all

Where do pirates buy their spyglasses?

Why, fro’ the Aye Doctor, accourse!!



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