A Valentine bird house made from the Botanical Interests Seed Catalog

A Valentine bird house made from the Botanical Interests Seed Catalog illustrations is fitting for a gift to someone special for the day of love. I save my catalogs and cut out shapes from the flowers. The scrollwork is wallpaper rub ons. I rub on the wallpaper but  decoupage the illustrations to the surface of…

Monarch Butterflies love this milkweed

Monarch butterflies love this milkweed so you should plant it. So unusual and kids will love it just be careful because it is poisonous. This is the Ascelpias Furr Balls or Monkey Balls plant which is a milkweed and Monarch butterflies can’t get enough. I got the seeds from The Kew through Thompson and Morgan. It…

A lovely weaving of flax

A lovely weaving of flax at the Pioneer Museum in Staunton, VA. She was a graceful women and first beat the flax to remove the fibers. The spinning wheel hummed and made a clickety clack sound as her foot kept rhythm. You can hear her story and see more photos here,  And she removed the…

The American Flag in the garden

This mosaic of my photos gathers all the American flags in the garden I have ever photographed plus a few I threw in just because they matched. God Bless America. I am insanely patriotic and love America along with its diverse Americans. I am crazy about The 4th of July and my blood runs red,…