Fritillary on Monarda

http://www.melissabluefineartandgardendesign.com There is a group around here that turns up at meetings and events, carrying posters about Monarchs.  They are alarmed, and they want everyone else to be alarmed, too. I’ve been biting my tongue.  My problem with this misty-eyed, poster-waving group is that in focusing on one species they are missing the larger point.Continue reading “Fritillary on Monarda”

Come Fly With Me

Soaring Pelican http://www.melissabluefineartandgardendesign.com      Pelicans have always owned a place in my heart.  Perhaps it is how unlikely they look, or the fact that they hang out in my favorite places.  For all that I love them, though, I never thought of them as graceful until one golden afternoon in Carmel by the Sea.Continue reading “Come Fly With Me”

Garden Art!

http://www.melissabluefineartandgardendesign.com  New ideas come slowly to me, so when one does, I get pretty excited.  One of the things that bums me out about living in Illinois is how bleak things look as soon as the leaves fall.  I stare out my window and see grey.  And brown. For months and months.  **sigh.**  Then itContinue reading “Garden Art!”

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