Tools of the Trade…

Tools of the Trade…

A few years ago I was deep into the spring clean up and had hauled many rounds of debris to the curb to await borough collection–some stacked in piles, the rest in refuse cans. I knew the truck was close by because Katie gave me a three-bark alert. I continued...
In the Dark Garden….

In the Dark Garden….

In the Dark Garden… I’m thinking the garden is a whole different place when the night creatures come around in comparison to how I see it by daylight. I’m thinking of wide-eyed cats in moving along the perimeter of the fence, small mice emerging from...
Perennial Favorites….

Perennial Favorites….

They were slooooow coming, this season’s perennials. Despite the cold snap that froze the about half the buds slap off the Camellia, nearly all the buds off the Star Magnolia, most of the perennials stayed low and held off pushing out–which was a good...
Beak to Beak…

Beak to Beak…

This morning, just before 7 AM, a pair of Cardinals sat side by side at the top of the bird feeder. Bright male turned his head and gave what looked like a kiss to his demure partner on his right. A few moments later, she  turned to him and did the same. Pure charm...
“Baby I’m the Bottom, You’re the Top!”

“Baby I’m the Bottom, You’re the Top!”

In keeping with what seems to be musical themes, this week I offer a line from Cole Porter. Nothing breaks me into song faster than Cole Porter music; it’s fun, witty with highly memorable tunes. If you’ve never seen the movie, “DeLovely” with Kevin Kline, take a peak...
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