Hearts n flowers…

What happened to jacket weather? It hardly seems to exist these days. It’s either brutally hot and humid, or miserably cold. Yesterday we were supposed to get a big storm. We were promised tornadoes, hail and rain…but only got a few sprinkles. Not that I’m complaining. I would like more rain. It was really warm,…

The house in the garden, #18 and many thanks…

  Today I have many photos and many thoughts in my head. So, I’m going to write and post photos along the way. Sometimes it’s hard for me to get going in the mornings. Maybe it’s a phase I’m going through, where I wake up and feel like going right back to bed. Where I…

Lots in my head…

I have lots of thought in my head today, lots of feelings. It’s been like this for several days now. I had meant to post sooner, but at one point felt a bit overwhelmed by recent events. I post obits on the news site H and I run together. Sometimes it’s a bit sobering. And…

The magic of mint…

I went out front this morning and was again amazed to see all the winged creatures climbing over the mint blossoms. I had no idea mint blooms were so popular… …or so delicious…they must be full of good stuff… Moths, bees, butterflies, giant flies, several kinds of wasps…it’s clear to see they’re all loving it……

The beautiful days…

Apologies for missing nearly a whole week of posting. I am in the middle of preparing to head out of town again. Between that and the holiday, I haven’t had much time to post. Outdoors the weather is gorgeous, such beautiful weather every day. I’m a bit sad to be heading south where it is…

September bundle…

I’d been planning to put a garden bundle together for several days. Today it finally happened. I started with a blank canvas, of course. A lovely old cotton napkin and a basket of clippings… Bug adventures with the ducks have been interesting of late. I’m having a hard time not feeling bummed about the fogger…

Another short one…

I’ve been busy upstairs today.   I was initially going to vacuum the floor and straighten up from when the cats were in the spare bedroom. I ended up completely redoing the room. I’m really happy with it. If you can’t tell, it’s my new therapy room. I used to do massage therapy, but now…

The storm, the escape and the first flower…

Last night we had a big storm come through. We took down the pool cover as a precaution against the 75 mph winds. We didn’t want to risk the cover being torn to shreds. Consequently, there’s a lot of junk in the pool that I should be out cleaning. But today I’d rather play with…

New new life…

Here are the two newest additions to our household… As you might be able to tell, I’m being hissed at quite seriously here… My yellow girl, Noodle, had two (surviving) very dark babies. Her first didn’t make it. She is turning out to be a better mom than I had expected, aside from the mishap…

Thread beads and blue…

Over the weekend I did a bit of dyeing. Not all of it was successful, but I do like these pieces… Those beautiful marks are made with rubber bands wrapped around the outside of the fabric. I’d like to repeat the experiment sometime with the fabric wrapped around a vegetable can and held on with…