Back home…

We are back home after spending another beautiful weekend at the loft in Hot Springs. About a week before we went, I dreamt we owned the loft and were moving in. *sigh* It really does feel like home to us. Maybe someday? As we drove back home yesterday, the closer we got the more the…

Quiet reflection…

Being sick is a good time for some quiet reflection. Here are some flowers I purchased last month. Half price at the store. Lovely. The people in my life seem to have left me alone to heal, checking on me now and again, but mostly leaving me to recover from my misery. Sinus infection? Cold?…

Disappearing nature…

You have to look hard sometimes to find natural beauty where I live, especially in winter. We don’t have mountains. We don’t have an ocean. Our rivers and lakes are the color of chocolate milk. But we do have trees. And a fair amount of open sky and space. Except where the horizon is littered…

Catching up…

Last month we were back in Hot Springs, Arkansas. We really love it there. We tend to go for the weekend, which is a bit of a stretch as it takes 6 hours to drive there, but it’s always worth it. This time we stayed in a lovely loft on Bathhouse Row which was furnished…

Still here…

I’m still here. I just haven’t gotten back in the swing of blog writing. But maybe I can now that the gardening season is over. Even adding a little bit of extra to my life tends to overwhelm me. I’m not one of those highly motivated types. I like a lot of down time and…

Sort of here…

I’m finally making it back to post a few photos. My life has become very tumultuous of late. Few of the details are germane to this blog, so I will have to keep most of them to myself. The garden has changed quite a bit, mostly fading with production largely coming to a halt. This…

Dirty…

Hello! I love the garden, but it’s dirty work. Every morning it doesn’t rain I go out and do the watering, tying, rearranging, etc… By the time I’m finished I’m so sweaty I can literally ring the water out of my shirt. A subsequent shower is a must. And it’s too hot to wear shoes….

Earthquake and good Chi…

Most of the earthquakes we have here these days are pretty mild, just rumbles with a little bit of house shaking or a punch to the walls. (BTW, Kansas is not supposed to have earthquakes. We are land locked and generally considered stable territory. That has all changed, thanks perhaps entirely to the oil and…

A Pale Horse…

We just had another heavy shower. That must put us well over 3 inches of rain since Friday. I can’t complain as that means once again I don’t have to water the garden. But we’re at the point where we need more sun because, when it’s cloudy, the garden doesn’t grow as much. Here in…

First blooms…

I have so many E!E!E! I’m so excited!¬†things happening in the garden! Like the first sunflower blooms. They make me oh so happy. I feel like I’ve been waiting and waiting… Technically, this is the second bloom… The first bloom is pointed towards the neighbors…hmph! These are velvet queens. The neighbors could have had sunflowers…