Thursday, April 9, 2009

fast growing / fast reading

L - Nikon / T - Nikon

See the land, her Easter keeping,
Rises as her Maker rose.
Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,
Burst at last from winter snows.
Earth with heaven above rejoices...
-Charles Kingsley

I'm so happy to see my ajuga plants coming up. I keep dividing the plants, trying to get them to cover the slope along my path in the back yard. It grows along the ground, quickly spreading by runners, and soon creates a thick carpet of foliage that's really pretty with it's purple spikes and dark purplish leaves. Ajuga is a great plant because it will grow in full shade or full sun - how many plants do you know that do well in either sun or shade and tolerate drought? And it's an excellent plant to use for erosion control due to it's extensive root system. Can't beat it. / i go through books rather quickly. i'm already on my fourth one since spring break and i'm almost finished with it! if anyone has some suggestions of either classics i should read before i die or modern books that they think i would like to check out, they would be greatly appreciated!


ELK said...

lovely moment at your home classic ground cover oh so student reading for pleasure such a joy!
how about "grapes of Wrath" ?

Woman in a Window said...

Ever read Tom Robbins? OHMYGOD, hilarious and brilliant, albeit a little ripe.

Woman in a Window said...

um, ya, he's not classic as in Classic, if you know what I'm saying.

Char said...

have you ever read "Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier? I loved it.

beautiful shots. my little herb garden is taking the hits with the rains lately. the basil gave up the ghost.

Gayle said...

Oh, L, thank you for reminding me of ajuga. These is a spot at my house that it would be so nice in!

I saw Char recommended Rebecca! I loved that book.

Georgia B. said...

i miss my flower garden. i had some really pretty things growing in it. :(

Jane Eyre is my favorite—although, i must admit that though i have seen several versions of the film (many times), i have never finished the book. i also recommend anything by C.S.Lewis.

i love the dip here—not sure if it was intentional, but i love how each photo's subject tapers off to a point—the cone-like shape of the flowers and the book reader from the book to the feet. really neat!

SE'LAH... said...

I just love gardening and I am happy to hear about your plants coming to life. The ajuga capture is a beautiful purple...quite royal I'd say.

Anonymous said...

Pretty shot of purple...perfect for this weekend. Lovely bit of verse too.

Have you read, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood yet ?

It's one of my fav's for many reasons.

trupeach said...

i love the length in both of these shots! for modern writers, i recommend zadie smith.

Donna said...

Now that is my idea of heaven....comfy socks and a good book. A glass of wine would make it absolutely perfect!


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