Sunday, January 15, 2017


Master of shapes and changes of hue

The old Red Maple in my Mom´s garden reminds me of Radagast the Brown. (Radagast is a wizard in the Lord of theRings saga, my favorite story. )

The animals love this Guardian of my Mom´s garden, and the humans appreciate the shade of the wide spreading branches.  I never get tired snapping pictures of this old friend! This picture in winter, shows Radagast lonely and sleepy. Soon the tree will be awake again with birds building nests and raising their young, and the maple flowers in spring will attract thousands of bees, bugs and butterflies. I can´t wait!

Friday, January 6, 2017

new year - some changes

I have decided to stay with Blogger.
In May I started transferring my blog content from WordPress to Blogger and after giving it a try for several months, I am still happy with the blog and the ease of posting text and images.
All content of my website is transferred to this blog and its pages and today I have set up the domain name to point to this blog.

So the official blog's address is now (or simply and the old address will be redirected. What bothers me is this sentence:

This blog is not hosted by Blogger and has not been checked for spam, viruses and other forms of malware.

Wth? my blog is still a Blogger blog, even if I have a domain name for it. Not sure what to think of this :-/

Hopefully, it will all work correctly, no broken links, etc.  We will see!

And one more decision, my old website had an extensive gallery section, it was mainly my source of plant name reference. I decided to transfer all pictures to my MyrtleGlenFL Pinterest page. The albums show pictures of the plants through the years, all of them are or were at some time growing in my garden.

Please happy readers, update your bookmark for this blog to '' 

Happy 2017! 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Snowballs in Florida

Ok, not really snowballs, but the flowers of the white powder puff remind me of snowballs. 

This evergreen shrub flowers here in Central Florida during the winter months and every time I look out the window snowballs come to mind.