Garden Style…

Garden Style…

Whimsey
“We are stardust, we are golden…..And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.”   –Joni Mitchell I am more than just occasionally tardy and I know it is a bad habit. I was late to an evening appointment today but I feel it was for a good reason: the sun was on the lemon-yellow tree peony with such bright perfection I had to stop and take a good look. And a photo. ... Read more
Katie’s POV…

Katie’s POV…

Whimsey
I’ve noticed it today for the first time: the changed light over the garden. I’ve also noticed a slight bit of color on the dogwood as Squirrel sat in it outside my writing desk window this morning chewing on a fruit indicating the slope down to Autumn. For a bit of a change, I’ve turned the writing over to Katie this week. Katie is my shelter-adopted dog, my garden companion and bed warmer, among other things. She also ... Read more
Up, Up and Away…

Up, Up and Away…

Design & Garden Tips Tis The Season Whimsey
Deltas… The first yellow of the season appeared to me this morning on the Cornelian Cherry tree outside the dining room window. Or maybe it was there yesterday and I failed to notice. No matter; it is a yellow I’ve waited months to see and I’m thrilled. Heading around the corner I see the pink blush on my neighbor’s cherry tree. Spring beckons. On Sunday afternoon ... Read more
Hog Wild…

Hog Wild…

Tis The Season Whimsey
Last weekend I counted twelve kinds of birds at the feeders: Juncos (my winter favorite,) chickadees, cardinals, blue jays, purple finches, even the wren made a cameo appearance–I haven’t seen him in months. There were also woodpeckers, titmouse, doves, multitudes of sparrows and grackles. And the hawk. Well, the hawk was not actually at the feeder, but he did spread his shadow overtop and the rest of the birds made a quick exit to the shrubs nearby. Speaking of ... Read more
On the Big Screen…

On the Big Screen…

Tis The Season Whimsey
I like to read magazines with my breakfast coffee; it is my way to ease into the day. Today I was into Martha Stewart Living, looking over her calendar for February, living vicariously through to-dos like “pick oranges from greenhouse and make juice; freeze for future use,” and “attend Orchid Society Gala.” Far cry from anything I have going on in lil’ ol’ South Jersey. Then I read, “Clean out dryer lint duct.” Now this is something I ... Read more