Category: Family

Preparations

Instead of gardening, my focus today was on preparing for the party. One week away! Time is flying… Memorial Day seems like it is coming early this year. It was actually a relief to have rain....

January’s blur of flurries

January was a blur! We filled the month with celebrations!  After our extended family holidays, my husband and I spent the month hibernating and celebrating our birthdays and anniversaries.  My birthday present included a better...

Dancing Bears

Many of you know that gardening is not my only pastime. I have bored you with birding, thrown in tidbits about books I’ve read or listened to, and lately my grandchildren have filled my life...

New Year Bounty

My January weekends were centered by warm meals and gatherings.  Paul and I spent New Year’s Eve with friends Malcolm and Larry and their friends in their beautiful home. We celebrated  an extended Groudas Christmas...

Preparing for Winter Snow

Winter Solstice arrived along with the holidays. For weeks we focused on preparing for our family gathering… and celebrating together.  At my house… and at theirs… We came home from our travels and started getting...

Fun filled weeks

I have been traveling each week to New Hampshire and Conneticut so that I can babysit my grandchildren. It’s been so much fun! Since they don’t live nearby like my own children’s grandparents did, I...

Dry July

I took June’s growing season for granted. Really. After Memorial Day, my favorite gardens were full of color and texture.  I focused on the end of the school year eagerly waiting for my summer to...

Amazing April Beauty

We have been amazed at the gorgeous blooms weeks, even a month early for some of our plants or shrubs. Always the first to get started, I have lungwart turning pink and blue in all...