Category: Garden

Haiku for Autumn in Southeast Texas: October’s Party

Haiku for Autumn in Southeast Texas: October’s Party

Haiku about autumn in Southeast Texas – the flowers are still blooming although the leaves are falling.

Two Live Cats and a Talavera One

Two Live Cats and a Talavera One

Godfrey and Fiona pose near the Talavera cat (bottom middle) to prove that art imitates life. Or is it the other way around?

Simple Pleasures: Fruit by the Pool

Simple Pleasures: Fruit by the Pool

Summer stayed with us well into September this year, releasing its stranglehold just this last week and enabling an enjoyable evening of wine and fruit by the pool here at Glover Gardens.  The hibiscus and roses are still blooming, but the leaves have begun to […]

The Ladybug Likes Longhorns

Our last millennial entered the University of Texas this fall, and this little ladybug came to put her stamp of approval on it during our morning coffee at Glover Gardens.

Haiku: After the Rain

Haiku: After the Rain

Nature’s resilience inspires me to write haiku.

If a Tree Falls on the House, Does Anyone Hear It?

If a Tree Falls on the House, Does Anyone Hear It?

Glover Gardens had a rainy day Monday, complete with falling trees. No worries, we will rise again.

Winter?  What Winter?  I’m Making Chili with Peppers from the January Garden

Winter? What Winter? I’m Making Chili with Peppers from the January Garden

When the holidays are over, I’m ready for winter to be over.  I’m also ready for someone to volunteer to put away the Christmas decorations… But we haven’t really had winter here at Glover Gardens this year, at least not yet.  I’m making chili today, […]

Haiku: Ode to a December Rose

Haiku: Ode to a December Rose

Haiku for a gorgeous December rose that brightens a gloomy day.

Fall in Full Bloom at Glover Gardens: an e-Postcard

Fall in Full Bloom at Glover Gardens: an e-Postcard

We complain about the summer heat here in Southeast Texas, but you can’t beat our fall weather. I just snapped all of these flower photos – you’d think it was spring here at Glover Gardens on this gorgeous November day.  Enjoy this ePostcard. Copyright 2015, […]

Grilled Asparagus Our Way

Grilled Asparagus Our Way

A side dish we love-love-love here at Glover Gardens is grilled asparagus. Not just any grilled asparagus, grilled asparagus our way. That means lots of lemon, lots of garlic, and lots of olive oil to coat those delightful, al denté spears of love.

Glover Gardens Salsa

Glover Gardens Salsa

I might be a Condiment-aholic.  I love-love-love condiments. Especially those with southwest flavors.  One of the simplest, oldest and best of the southwest condiments is salsa. I found a wonderful fresh salsa recipe years ago in a cookbook called Jane Butel’s Southwestern Kitchen, her Garden […]

Haiku to Welcome Spring: Nature’s Aria

Haiku to Welcome Spring: Nature’s Aria

I love to write haiku!  Creating these short poems helps me to relax, to process events and feelings, and even to be more patient when waiting in long lines.  The “be more patient” haikus usually have themes related to why I’m waiting…I’ll share some of […]

Dreaming of Summer; Glad for the Greenhouse

Dreaming of Summer; Glad for the Greenhouse

A dreary winter day is brightened with dreams of summer meals, already starting to grow in the greenhouse.


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