Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Second Life

well I have finally got a plot of land in the Subura of ROMA and have built my Domus or villa. not much of a "villa" as it is only one storey inside but it is mine. the shop beside is mine also. not set up for retail trade but to show Trade in the Roman Empire. and hopfully I'll have some goodies made to give away to my patrons.


Monday, June 16, 2008


here is a picture of our dearly departed Rhodie. the plant did not survive the winter has we had to dig it out this spring ... hopefully next year we will get another Rhododendron as I think they are really beautiful.


we have a big grouping of irises by the path leading to the backyard. Yellow on the one side and purple on the other.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


This little guy sits in our front border and is called an Evening Primrose from the Oenothera Family of plants. Not too fragrant but it looks nice against the white daisies that I'll post later


Here are a couple of closeups on our Peony bush at the side of the house. The bush gets full sun most of the day and so the bush gets really full every year and the smell is wonderful as you walk to the back of the house into the yard.

This Clematis is intertwined with another vine that covers our arch into the back garden. When we get married, Paul and I will say our vows under this arch.


This is one our our Clematis plants, the flowers are variegated and are a pale pink with dark veins.

The Garden

And now for the third part of the Blog .... the Garden ... the beautiful area that I call home. At least it is beautiful to me. Please feel free to comment and or copy any of these photos.