Thoughtful musings on various topics by interesting people at Blithewold

Photo op Friday (last week of August)

It’s been a busy week of pretty light, projects and laughs – here’s a little review in pictures. On Tuesday morning the last (?) Lotus bud opened up. On Wednesday, the volunteers had an extra … Read more.

How to tell it’s summer’s end

1. ‘Autumn Minaret’ day lily is blooming. 2. School started in Bristol this week. On my way to work I passed a kid who was waiting for the bus wearing a scowl that could send … Read more.

Obsessive and Compulsive

Weekends seem so narrow to me that, although I truly love my job (and feel my luck for loving it), I still get slightly whiney Sunday evenings about having to get up the next day … Read more.

Photo op Friday

Visitors have been asking about a very late blooming, very tall, very floriferous daylily blooming just now in the North Garden. It was purchased probably 20 or so years ago from Tranquil Lake Nursery in … Read more.


Late August. The annuals are up to speed or off the road, the perennials have shown their colors or given us a good hint of what’s to come and it’s time to assess the success … Read more.

My summer vacation

Rather than entertain the pants off/bore you to tears with stories about how I spent my summer vacation, I think it would be better to show you how Blithewold spent my summer vacation! It feels … Read more.

Win some …

The blazing sun and muggy heat this past couple of weeks has been the true test for us, the volunteers and the freshly planted. The Deadheads dripped (sweat) and deadheaded and Nick-the-Unstoppable ripped all the … Read more.