Julia C. R. Gray

Faerie Tales

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

Next time you're in the garden, close your eyes, breathe deeply and recall your first encounter with fairies. I have my mother to thank for explaining to me, when I was five, that rainbows caused by sunlight shining through prisms indicate the presence of fairies.  Smart woman. Since then, I've looked for fairies, and occasionally find one---though [...]

Great Garden Gates

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

The door has swung open on a new decade, so I've decided to swing open some garden gates. See if you don't agree that each gate hints at the garden beyond and the owner's personality and style.My dog's silhouette is similar to that of a Scottie, so I'm starting with a gate I wish were mine. I like its color and watering-can door knocker, too.This fence [...]