June 19, 2013




I am always happy to find, bees, butterflies and frogs in my yard.

These days dependable denizens of the garden are disappearing fast because of things like heavy pesticide use and climate change.

What a sad world we will live in if they do disappear forever.

In the case of bees, we won’t just be sad but seriously deprived of the fruit and vegetables from food sources we heavily rely on.

I truly hope I never see the day when my small friends have vanished.


Photographs Copyright 2013 by G. W. German

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My friend received a shipment of German Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) rhizomes because of the drought in Texas last year. His friend was afraid that his beloved iris collection would be decimated by the high temps and lack of water.

I was given some of the bounty.  This beauty was among the hardy few that bloomed this year.


Photograph Copyright 2012 by G. W. German. All Rights Reserved.