What's new around here? Not a whole lot, really. I planted some little bluestem grasses in a corner of the front hill that seemed a bit bare. The plan is for them to spread and fill in that spot. And some Great St. John's Wort in the shade garden under the dining room windows. I … Continue reading Not Much Is New
(That picture above is from a previous year) We went to the local garden center yesterday. It will be the first of a few trips, but at least we have a start to the flowers for this year. I am doing a bit of a different color scheme this year. The past few years, most … Continue reading Monday Musings: Flower Power
We had a nice, relaxing weekend. Saturday was grocery shopping and errands, as usual. This week, it seemed to go by quickly. Not needing a whole lot at the grocery stores helped, of course. We also picked up some gardening supplies, and a few more plants. I had to replace one of the calabrachia in … Continue reading Monday Musings: Weekend Doings
Yesterday was our anniversary. Forty years. Wow, looking at it there in print, it seems like such a long time. Thinking about it, it seems like it can't be that long. But, you know, the math don't lie. It was a very lovely day, if a little bit on the humid side, so we went … Continue reading Monday Musings: As Time Goes By
Yesterday was Mother's Day here in the US. I usually try to get my Monday and Wednesday blog posts done on Sunday, but this week, I kind of took the day off just because. We went to a couple local garden centers and picked up flowers for some of the containers, and I got those … Continue reading Monday Musings: Just A Quick Note
Continuing our weekend walks with Lambeau, this week we went to Dexter Drumlin in Lancaster MA. Did you know that a drumlin is an elongated hill in the shape of an inverted spoon or half-buried egg formed by glacial ice? And that the word comes from the Irish word droimnin, meaning "littlest ridge"? I didn't. … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Walk in the Park (Sort of), Back to School for Pups, and Some Writing Related Stuff
I think we blew through it a couple weeks ago, didn't we? Seems we have had very little sunny weather since that warm spell. I mean, I'm glad we are getting enough rain, but a little sunshine on my shoulders would be welcome! Oh, hey- we bought more plants! It seems we can't stop this … Continue reading Monday Musings: What Happened to Summer?
Yesterday was gorgeous. Sunny and warm, and just the right day for planting the flower boxes and containers for this year. I had some stuff in the front porch box but that was mostly place holders while I figured out what to do for the year. Last Wednesday, when Steph and I were on our … Continue reading Monday Musings: Flower Power
Without a lot of Spring-like weather. It's been teasing us- the mornings started out nice and sunny and pretty, then a couple hours later, the clouds move in and it is gray and overcast the rest of the day. The temps haven't been very nice, either. This weekend has been rainy and chilly. The weather … Continue reading Monday Musings: Another Week Goes By
And if April showers do bring May flowers, our allergies ought to be out of control this month! But, really, I am ready for some nice Spring weather. It's been gray and cloudy far too much so far, and Sunday was no exception. It started nice, but then the clouds rolled in, it rained a … Continue reading Monday Musings: It’s May, It’s May!