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…

Things I love…

Is it wrong to say we love inanimate objects? Nah. Not totally wrong, anyway. I have some things in my life I really love. They are just things, but they make my life better. Like this little guy… Purchased at Walmart black Friday last year for me, the last one available, snagged by H. The…

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…

The weather is FAB…

Rain a couple days ago and now the weather is so FABulous! I should be outside enjoying it some more, but I’m tired from my morning’s gardening work and itching to go upstairs and stitch. Every time we get a rain it seems like the garden just explodes. I was surprised to see how much…

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…

New developments…

I always dread getting on the computer to do my daily work because I know I will end up being here for a long time. It’s been two hours already! But I want to get in a blog post, so here goes. Things are looking fine in the garden, like OMG!!! So exciting!! things… You…