Monday Musings: Am I the Only One with Demented Birds?

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?

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

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

Monday Musings: It’s So God-damn Cold, It’s Gonna Snow Until June

Of course, that is a quote from Jimmy Buffett's Mañana, but it sure is appropriate these days. It's past the middle of March, and this morning when I came downstairs, the weather station was reading 11 degrees with a "feels like" temperature of 4. That's just not fair to those of us who muster our way through … Continue reading Monday Musings: It’s So God-damn Cold, It’s Gonna Snow Until June

Monday Musings: Good-bye, February. And Good Riddance!

February is my least favorite month. It is pretty much 28 days of gloom and dank. Oh, and the bonus? Every four years we get an extra day of it. Whee. Oh, sure, every so often you get a teaser day. Sun, warm temperatures, and it feels like Spring. But then it's right back to grey, … Continue reading Monday Musings: Good-bye, February. And Good Riddance!