Tuesday, April 24, 2018

There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends. Homer, The Odyssey We decide to go to the community garden after supper. It’s a beautiful evening—the most beautiful of the year so far. Rumour has it we’re

Sunday, March 4, 2018

I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one, But I can tell you, anyhow, I’d rather see than be one! Gelett Burgess Remember Scholastic book orders? The fun of choosing a book or two from the newsprint flyer? The anticipation of waiting? The excitement when they finally arrived? And, most of

Saturday, September 23, 2017

"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today Tomorrow will be dying." ~ Robert Herrick, To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time It's Saturday, which really means very little to me other than it's a day I chose not to go shopping because it's

Friday, June 2, 2017

“Of course, I knew there are no fairies; but that needn't prevent my thinking there is.” ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea Columbine is not one of my favourite flowers but I do appreciate them in moderation. Fairy flowers, don't you think? The sun is shining this morning. There's a good chance I'll skip doing housework

Friday, May 26, 2017

“There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.” ~ Andrew Jackson I am Skyping with my granddaughter; she is quizzing me from a list questions she compiled. (Really, what did grandmothers do before telephones and Skype when their grandchildren lived far away? I shudder

Saturday, May 6, 2017

“It is frightfully difficult to know much about the fairies, and almost the only thing for certain is that there are fairies wherever there are children.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens These tiny wild flowers, each blossom a half-inch in length at best, look like lanterns in a fairy garden, don't you

Saturday, April 8, 2017

"I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don't have to." ~ Albert Einstein One of the great gifts aging gave me a number of years ago was an acceptance--a celebration even!--of the woman I am and a letting go of a desire to conform. The other day when