Thursday, April 24, 2008


Spring in my backyard, as I try to capture it and learn more about my camera. These are everywhere; we used to call them the Money Plant, because their seedpods look like coins:

In my garden, but whose name I've forgotten:

Dogwoods are in bloom throughout the woods:

Sweet woodruff, which I'm trying to get to grow all around the base of a magnolia:

Herbs from the nursery: basil, cilantro, dill, parsley, nasturtiums, plus a sagey thing in yellow to highlight the red of the nasturtiums

Plus, a mysterious package arrived this morning; and it smells divine . . .


Katie Alender said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the flat seedpods on that first plant.

Pecos Blue said...

So pretty indeed. I love spring. It is already 90 degrees here!

meemsnyc said...

Really pretty flowers!

Anonymous said...

Oh, nice, tut-tut, and right outside your door.

I think Brits call the flat seed pod plant (the seed stems are dried and much used for decoration) 'honesty'.

carolyn said...

We call your Money Plant HOnesty.

dennis said...

Dennis says Hello... stopped by to look at flowers. Dennis is not allowed outside without a person holding him (on leash) since the songbird massacre of 2006.

Anonymous said...

Sally and Carolyn:

Of course; it's called that here, too! I'd forgotten.



taco said...

Ok try again--hello tut tut you like herbs so do you bychance have a tacosalad recipe for the summer which is coming soon?

thanking you in adavance

I losted my comment after doing all those many scrooched up word verifications wrong !!!

tut-tut said...

Hello, TF! You made it through . . . I'll look into a taco salad for you.

I hate word verification; sometimes I forget that it is going to pop up on other blogs. I leave and come back to my computer with that "last step" notice hanging motionless on my screen.

Anonymous said...

I love sweet woodruff, but it is only marginally hardy here. Like so many other wonderful plants. (The grass-is-always-greener-syndrome strikes again. You would probably kill to be able to grow delphiniums, which are no big deal here.)

Merisi said...

Dearest Tut-Tut,
only last night was I talking to a friend of mine how much I miss the woods at the back of our house in DC, where this time of the year the dogwoods bloom. Thank you for bringing a little bit of my old home visually back to me.
Thank you also for not giving up on me and visiting and commenting my blog. I will be back "full force" starting tomorrow.
Have a wonderful spring day,