Foliage extremes.

The beauty of a single tree, against green.

Stone carving in light pink granite.

Cathedral of St. Paul, Minnesota.

There’s something about that cadmium yellow-colored parking lot yellow I like so much.

A yellow ginko leaf at this time in the Midwest doesn’t reflect so much autumn as a stressful response to a recent dry spell.

What’s an amazing quality of the Ginko leaf?

It’s the only living tree with veins that run parallel as they radiate from the leaf’s stem; versus others’ which branch out like fractals. Kinda cool. Check it out next time you pick one up.

Eastern White Pines that have seen many a season come and go are one of the most beautiful trees on our planet. I saw these companions through time on a road trip through the Midwest a few years ago.

Sleepy time.

The beautifully dynamic slow motion twining of a vine captured around a stake.

You can almost feel the life in the stems.

And here’s my pyramidal rock. I revel in its symmetry.

Over the five years or so I’ve enjoyed rearranging these Lake Superior rocks in my garden, I’ve become attached to some. My friends think I’m crazy.

This one tucks away neatly into corners too.

So here’s the first random arrangement of my pathway rocks. It may turn out to be a better arrangement than any I carefully place. Isn’t that the way it goes sometimes.

I’m going to sink them halfway into the soil and place some nearly black ones in the spaces. They’ve really dressed up one of my two gardens. I can’t wait for some wear and tear on them like settling somewhat unevenly to give the pathway character.

Some new flagstone rocks from Montana for my garden pathway

I first tested the dolly for safety going down the hill to my garden with half the number of rocks. I’ve had my dolly over twenty years and she’s tough—-and I like the orange color.