About

I am a misanthropic nature lover, an amateur (with capital letters) gardener.  The editor in chief and my partner in crime is also a misanthrope who, with allergies, loves to stick his nose in any flower I offered him to smell.  We prefer to be in the garden with our avian orchestra and pollen a-plenty than in a party with loud music and synthetic perfume.

This blog is just about our experience in our little garden. The observance of little friends around us, some of whom I fall head over heels for, some I would love to get rid of.  Well, so far I haven’t gotten rid of anything other than a few earthworms that the shovel smacked  by mistake and a few mosquito lava that I dumped out of the birdbaths.  Then again, the grackles know that I don’t care for them very much.  But they still come around.  They just stay out of my way.

There may be a few things here and there that I stumbled over that you may find helpful.  No one can know everything I think, even Michelangelo wrote that he was still learning when he was 80 years old.  But I’m just a happy punter.

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  1. Looking forward to reading your gardening adventures. Nice to know that you’re finally able to properly showcase your awesome pics.

    Cheers!

  2. I look forward to more of your beautiful photos and humorous stories. Well done, friend! Now, leave those grackles alone.

  3. Beautiful photos and stories. Keep up the great work. Can’t wait to see and read more! Happy Gardening!

  4. Congrats on the site!!! I’ve been a fan of your photos for years already and know others will enjoy it!
    Keep up the great work… amateur pishaw!!
    hugs Kim

  5. I just found your blog when researching to write an article on ladybug larvae. I want people to recognize them as amazing aphid eaters so they won’t kill them! Your larvae photo lead me to your blog and your amazing photos. Do you ever give permission to others to use one of your photos?

    1. I certainly would permit your organization to use one of my photographs since you’re a non-profit organization and it will be used for educational purposes. But on one condition: Please credit my blog name with each use. I have reduced the file size on most images posted on this blog to less than 2MB, if you need a larger file I’ll be happy to supply one, just let me know.

  6. “Michelangelo wrote that he was still learning when he was 80 years old” a life long learner always been my goal in life…great life purpose:-) look forward to reading more about your little garden:-)

    1. Life long learner is a great goal to set for ones life. There is so much out there still, that I am clueless about. I learn new things every day it seems and I never get tired of learning.

  7. Hello, I was wondering if I could use one of your photos for a Botanical Perfume class I teach. I can’t find your contact information, could you contact me? roxana illuminatedperfume/com Thank you!

  8. Beautiful photos. May I use the eastern baby bluebird photo “last of the brood” May 23, 2014 to create a page in a non-formal Bluebird Hatch Report for the City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation?

      1. Thank you. Where are you located? I am reading about your snow and warm weather. We have not had more than a wish of snow for most of the winter in Des Moines. Every snow shoe stomp that I planned was cancelled.

      2. We are in New York and the Bluebird is our state bird. We’re trying hard to keep the House sparrows from making our state bird extinct.

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