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…

Birthday month blues?

Things are feeling so weird here. There’s the drained pool and the squash bug attack from yesterday. H thought he had the van fixed, but it seems it’s near death’s door, so now both of our vehicles are in the driveway awaiting fixing. H hit some kind of animal, he’s not sure exactly what, about…

Playing with elephants…

Such a pretty photo to start things off. This beautiful white butterfly was flittering around this hanging flower basket the other day. Happily, I was able to catch it in one of its still moments. The garden, stitching and the pool fill my thoughts most days. This morning I discovered green yellow pear tomatoes growing…

Mish mash…

The holiday weekend started out so well. I think it was Friday I went to the store and caught site of loads of mums in shopping carts, wondering why so many? Then remembered the holiday! I picked out this gorgeous pot… I don’t really “do” holidays any more. Honestly, they all bore me. There’s something…

The power of the juice…

I woke up early this morning at 6 and couldn’t go back to sleep. That’s early for me, but I did go to bed shortly after 9 p.m. It seems I get a max of about 8 hours and that’s it. I used this early start to get outside and change out all the duck…

A really good shew…

Who used to say that? I think it was someone on late night TV, like a talk show host. “Shew” seems a fitting word for my favorite combo of a really good show and a really good sew. Meaning, it’s so fun to put a good flick on and stitch away. ..a really good shew……