Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Totally Random Tuesday-Summer

Winter twilight promises only that the day is over. Summer twilight promises that the night is about to begin.

This picture may not have been taken at twilight, but it is a random picture of brugmansia 'Ecuador Pink' which also happens to release its haunting summer fragrance at night.


  1. Hey Tammy. I am always so impressed with your knowledge of what I consider "exotic" flowers and plants! It's goregous and I would love to enjoy the beautiful fragrance!!

  2. Why don't you write a book about flowers and add a personal essay? Be informative and give tidbits about yourself. Good combination.

  3. What an unusual plant! I love it when flowers/plants smell wonderful. A delight to both eye and nose!


  4. Thanks, Becky! You'll have to come over and smell my plants sometime! Ewww...does that sound a little creepy to anyone else??

  5. Linda, you are very sweet to make the suggestion, but every time I try to write about plants, I find out it's a lot tougher than it looks! It's that informing part--turns out it requires knowledge of biology, horticulture, history of classification...that's about when I give up. It's SO much easier just to grow the thing than to tell how you do it!

  6. Thanks Pat! That's exactly why almost everything I grow is fragrant. Once you go scented, it's hard to go back...scentless flowers just seem nekkid!


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