Another bloom…

So…..I’m 9 months into this blog venture. If nothing else, it is useful as an online diary. I have found writing daily is very therapeutic. Last year when I began I never would have thought I would have been able to come up with something new to share 5 days a week. But, so far,…

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…

It’s getting hot in here…

Temperatures have reached the 90s this week. Great pool weather! Which reminds me I need to get an updated pic of the pool to send you. We really like our little arrangement. H said he sits at works and dreams about being in the pool. The flowers are coming along, a bit too slowly for…

It’s Friday…

Overall, it’s been a pleasant day so far. The garden is doing well…except for a few tomato plants that are looking droopy…not sure what that’s about. And there is….eeee!eeee!eeee!…this… The first start of a Rouge Vif D’Etampe squash! I’m so excited! This plant is really growing… It’s well outside of the little make-shift border I…

A story, a path…

This feels like a story… It feels like a story on a path I’m following… The stitches for each little patch just pop into my head effortlessly… Why is that? Why is this so easy?   I don’t know, but it certainly is fun… I want to keep going, just keep making these… Maybe I…

This morning’s garden…

I got an early start today, which was great, and went out to work in the garden for a couple of hours. Here are the red mums that are so big now, at least three times as big as they were when they were flowering in a pot last fall and more button sized… We…

Just a little work…

I don’t feel like doing much of anything lately. Actually, I’d like to sleep. Maybe I should. I did spend a couple hours upstairs stitching. I put on a movie while I did so, Hello, My Name is Doris…starring Sally Field. It was entertaining. And she still looks amazing. I have finished the main body…

New blooms…

New blooms are appearing on the mums… I never knew mums would bloom in the spring until last year. I think it’s because of all those cold rainy spring days we had. It will be nice to have more color out there, as everything else is green… That tall dark green on the left is…

Trades are fair…

“If someone likes something you have and you want to share, don’t just give it away, trade something,” said Judith Baker Montano, a well-known crazy quilter, in a class I took years ago. “I like trades. Trades are fair.” Her words resonated with me and have stuck with me all this time. I admire people who give of…

The things people do…

Just when you are feeling all indignant and justified, people go and do things like this… The leaf blower mowed our overgrown lawn! I was taking a nap at the time. I’ve been SO tired lately…that’s probably contributing to the grumpies. H has kept me up late watching The West Wing on Netflix, and it has…

While I was gardening…

People say a lot about community… I think I prefer community at a distance. There are reasons for this. I almost titled this post “A weird day…” because yesterday WAS. It was weird. The planting of the last 11 tomatoes went easily. Looking at today’s date, I am realizing it is nearly June. It seems LATE…

Hmmmmm….

It’s a cloudy cool day. I like these days. It’s easier to get things in the ground and work outside without the heat bearing down on me. So far I got the last 3 tomato spaces filled in the back, plus coverings. It’s not very attractive, but it certainly is pragmatic. The netting on top…