• Garden
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017

    “It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ~ Mark Twain Yesterday, ah,  yesterday. Easily the most beautiful day we’ve had this year. […]

  • Aging
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    “Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers.” ~ May Sarton I feel a sharpness in my chest as I realize it’s Wednesday: mid-week and nearly mid-month. I think of all the things I want to do, must do, don’t want to do but will do nonetheless. It surprises me that, at […]

  • Fun
  • 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 […]

  • Seasons
  • Thursday, April 6, 2017

    “For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I had a pedicure yesterday; it’s my favourite way of giving a gift to myself. This morning it’s dreary and wet but, with my painted toes, I’m carrying sunshine in my heart anyway. I […]

  • Seasons
  • Friday, March 31, 2017

    “With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.” ~ Lope de Vega The sun is rising beautifully as I write this; the brilliant red hues are changing by the second. I’m watching this all from the comfort of my bed–such a blessing. I’m tempted to […]

  • Seasons
  • Monday, March 20, 2017

    The year’s at the spring, And day’s at the morn; Morning’s at seven; The hill-side’s dew-pearled; The lark’s on the wing; The snail’s on the thorn; God’s in his Heaven— All’s right with the world! ~ Robert Browning Welcome Spring! After what seemed, at times, to be a never-ending winter I am delighted to greet […]

  • A "Grand" Life!
  • Friday, March 10, 2017

    “That is one good thing about this world . . . there are always sure to be more springs.” ~ L.M. Montgomery I dread looking out the window in the morning for fear of seeing how much snow accumulated overnight. I’m hearing rumours of a warming trend next week so maybe, if we can just […]

  • Garden
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    “[Hobbits] love peace and quiet and a good tilled earth.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien I’m a hobbit! Who knew? It’s still chilly and there’s snow in the forecast. Snow, for goodness sake! The never-ending winter continues. I’ve pulled out my heat mats and seeds but still haven’t planted anything. I’m finding it hard to get into gardening […]