After snow two days last week, a bit of warmer weather has returned. The dogwood in front of our townhouse is blooming nicely, and the daffodils are blooming. Let's hope it stays around this time! We are still under the stay at home restrictions due the COVID-19 pandemic. I realize people are getting antsy and … Continue reading Monday Musings: It’s Spring Again!
Another week, and we are still on lockdown. Most of the medical experts are saying that, here in the US, we should hit the surge for the COVID-19 infections in the next two weeks. We are being strongly urged to stay even more isolated than before. Which means the recommendation right now is that, for … Continue reading Monday Musings: Checkin’ In
(Those of you not in the USA or who are not football fans can skip the first paragraph.) This was kind of a weird weekend. We didn't watch any football on Sunday. It was the Pro Bowl, and honestly, we gave up watching that one a few years ago. It's just a big media foofra … Continue reading Monday Musings: Games, Poke, a Groundhog, Writing, and a Book for You
(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
I have bird feeders. I know that's not unusual. Lots of people have bird feeders. But I have some strange birds that come to mine. Not strange as in weird species. These are fairly common species that act weird. For instance: I was out on the deck, filling the feeders. I took down the hummingbird … Continue reading Monday Musings: Am I the Only One with Demented Birds?
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
It's almost the end of March, and you know what the means, right? Well, maybe not, but what it means for me is that it is time to start thinking about this year's garden. I have thought about it before this, and have my plan for the year, plus I ordered seeds. But we are … Continue reading Monday Musings: Marching On
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
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)
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