Celebrating Dads in a Solstice Garden by Janine Donoho

Texture & color at solstice

Texture & color at solstice

A pop of color

A pop of color

Doe browsing through the landscape

Doe browsing through the landscape

With the double joys of summer solstice and remarkable dads getting their due, this post celebrates both. As happens so often, my photos perform word service. My intent? That you’ll feel buoyant and refreshed as you return to your celebrations.

Wildflowers and mature gardens punctuate summer solstice in our northern climes. We plant our garden rooms with both native species and perennials to nourish our spirits and the local wildlife. In due course, our plantings expand into an enhancement of our high desert landscape.

Wild sunflowers

Wild sunflowers

Father’s Day became a day of revelry in the early 20th century, an American original that has spread throughout the world. While nearly any man can father a child, it takes someone exceptional to be a dad. In observance of those singular parents, let us raise a glass and give thanks.

Intrepid Guy, dad & adventurous soul

Intrepid Guy, dad & adventurous soul

Baby grouse drinking

Baby grouse drinking

Mountain Bluebird of happiness

Mountain Bluebird of happiness

Young buck browsing

Young buck browsing

Warmed by Gratitude by Janine M. Donoho

Fairy LegsWinter crept upon us with fairy legs. The snow pack resembles a polar bear rolling around to scratch its back, agitating flurries as it wriggles. So grateful for a snug home,Doe eating dessicated Maximillian sunflowers outside the dog yard curried winter squash stew bubbling in the crockpot—a keyboard that does my bidding. Outside the dog yard, a doe browses last year’s Maximilian sunflowers. Playing with the cover of FORGED IN MIST, Book 2 of the MISTBORN CHRONICLES before editing more copy. Thankfulness cradles me.

Luminosity

Luminosity

Reflections

Reflections

Icicles on icicles

Icicles on icicles

Soundings, Water Elemental

LaunchFebruary 27th, 2015
The big day is here.

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