Footloose and Footstools…

Footloose and Footstools…

Tis The Season
Footloose and Footstools… Miss Parker, my fourth grade music teacher, was really cool. She sported tiny, oval-shaped, gold-rimmed glasses, had long, straight dark hair, and played acoustic guitar as accompaniment to our singing.  This was 1973, so it was all perfect. For a project, she asked us to write a Halloween Song. My mother and I came up with this: There was a pumpkin round and fat His name was Jack-o-lantern. Come, and light him up, Come, and light him up, Come, ... Read more
“After Apple Picking”

“After Apple Picking”

Out & About Tis The Season Whimsey
From “After Apple Picking” My long pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough. But I am done with apple-picking now. Essence of winter sleep is on the night, The scent of apples: I am drowsing off…”   Robert Frost I grew up in ... Read more
Fall….In Love with your Autumn Garden

Fall….In Love with your Autumn Garden

Design & Garden Tips Plants Tis The Season
Do you ever look to see the beauty in something sort of odd? Or in what other people might find downright ugly? I feel this way about my warty pumpkin pictured above. Along the same lines is the theme of “Beauty and the Beast,” where the heroine Belle’s courage and big heart allows her to see something good beyond the terror of the big scary Beast; or the story of the “Ugly Duckling,” where the bird ... Read more