Sunday, March 31, 2013


Our first flowers are finally up

Crocus, buttercup and daffodil. The buttercups are all through the woods, this daffodil is straight out across the lawn from the stairs to the deck, on the right

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Flag and soil

Here is my new soil, composted over two years. So too are the flag iris, some of which have been lifted and reset, others moved to a holding pen.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Today it snows

The garden at East Kingdom royal

A Garden

Inspired by a lady, for the pleasure of her Majesty Queen Avelina and her esteemed guests

Here contain'd balm, basil, pinks, pot marigold, rose, rosemary, rue also called herb o'grace, sage strawberry, tansy

Maintained by Erec leClaire. Vienna de la Mer for her drive, Charisma Accipiter for this sign and my lady Anna LeClaire for everything

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Flood today

Not likely to reach the garden though. Still very soggy out there

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Yesterday, and fooling. Around with the clocks

Yesterday was the first time I went out to the garden in a while. I cleared and mulched the asparagus and strawberry beds. Not much but you shouldn't rush it. Ha!

Last night was also the start of daylight savings time which means another week or so of the sun in our eyes during the mornin commute. Honestly it doesn't make much seance to be fiddling with the clocks. Though I rather have the daylight-savings than the standard. But it is what it is. At least now work can get going in the garden

The Fine Folding Furniture of Erec L'Claire

All this fine furniture folds flat and fits in the wagon. Fantastic!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Enchanted evening

Ray and I emerge after long hours in his smithy, engrossed in our work making hinges for the Settmour Swamp Baronial seats, to find snow falling quietly through the trees. I love the snow the peace it brings and home I go to my Lady who awaits, to share this late winters eve with hot cocoa and fire.

We modified some heavy-duty 'strap' hinges from the Home Despot. Disassembled and trimmed to shape, removed the galvanizing with wire wheel, hammered a bit, then into the flames (crackle crackle crackle) heated to a dull red and quenched in oil. They look pretty good. Thanks, Ray!