Welcome to my blog. Here I have tried to capture the adventures of our little family and the trials and tribulations of our never ending garden project(s). Take a look around and leave a comment if you wish. Thanks for stopping by. Jer.



10-15 cms tonight and tomorrow...so begins the winter.

Happy 10th Anniversary!

Happy 10th to the Pickens!


New sun

New metal sun on our back wall on the deck. We were looking for something for a while and this guy was the perfect fit.


Frosty night

I love sitting out by the fire on these cool autumn nights. Perfect balance of warmth and chill. The wheat beer and Dave Matthews are a good mix too!

Listening to: "Cortez the Killer" - Dave Matthews Band


Fall colours 08

Including Emperor 1, Skeeter's Broom, Waterfall and Katsura Japanese Maples, Burning bush, Virginia Creeper, Amur Maple, Sweetgum and Cutleaf Sumac.


First pics with new camera

Echinacea 'Double Delight'

New heron in the garden


We are experiencing technical difficulties...

Wow, gotta love technology, first our laptop went down and then the camera bit the dust all in the same week that I am taking my first wedding photos - seriously thinking about changing my last name to Murphy! Anywho, it gave me the push I needed to get a new camera. I picked out the Nikon D60 (see pic), and this time I spent the extra to get the extra warranty protection.