Monday Musings: Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Easter is upon us. This coming Sunday, in fact. I always think of Easter as the beginning of Spring. I suppose it's partly because at the time I grew up, Easter was when you got your new Spring dress, shoes, and coat. Oh, and the hat. Can't forget the hat! Things have changed now and … Continue reading Monday Musings: Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Monday Musings: A Bit of This, A Dash of That

Nothing really major to report. The world is moving along, the days are longer, and we are having some very Spring-like weather. I have some garden plants starting in the basement on the new heat mats. They seem to be doing their job. It's been about a week and I have a few seedlings poking … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Bit of This, A Dash of That

Monday Musings: A Smörgåsbord of Stuff

The weather is looking more March fickle than February depressing lately. We've had 50 degree days, sun, clouds, snow, rain, and today is cold and really windy. If this is February, I can't wait to see what March is like. It will probably come in like a starving lion taking down a gazelle and go … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Smörgåsbord of Stuff

Wednesday Wanderings: SETI Uses Artificial Intelligence To Track Radio Bursts, Corpse Flower to Bloom, and Pluto Should Be a Planet

It doesn't mean there is intelligent life out there, but these learning networks are helping scientists track and explore signals from other galaxies: SETI It's cool that it's rare and going to bloom years ahead of schedule, but I'm kinda glad this isn't in my garden: Corpse Flower Set to Bloom Some scientists are saying … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: SETI Uses Artificial Intelligence To Track Radio Bursts, Corpse Flower to Bloom, and Pluto Should Be a Planet

Wednesday Wanderings: Gardens and More Gardens

Spring has finally arrived, and with it, many of us turn our thoughts to gardens: flowers, herbs, vegetables. This week we shall wander through some gardens and garden-related web links. Thomas Jefferson was not only a statesman, President, writer, and revolutionary leader, he was also an avid gardener. Here's a short article about the effort … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Gardens and More Gardens

Monday Musings: Spring is Finally Here (I Hope)

The weather seems to have broken toward Spring now. The dogwoods and azaleas are blooming, daffodils are opening up, and the temperatures are climbing. We are also seeing some of our Spring/Summer residents showing up. Like these fellows: And one of them seemed to want to come in and say HI. He kept flying up … Continue reading Monday Musings: Spring is Finally Here (I Hope)

Monday Musings: New Toys, Spring Has Sprung (I Hope), and My Dumb Writing Mistake

We finally got some decent weather at the end of the week. Saturday was sunny and mid-50's, and the week is supposed to be nice pretty much straight through. The raised garden box is out and full of dirt with the greenhouse cover over it. I put some of the started cool weather plants (still … Continue reading Monday Musings: New Toys, Spring Has Sprung (I Hope), and My Dumb Writing Mistake