My Gardening Life

It was only for a moment, but what a a fun moment it was. I looked up at the feeder and there was a red headed bird with a black body … a Pilates woodpecker!! Another bird came and Mr. Piliated scrammed. Oh, I would have loved to look at him a little longer. I…

Gardening As Life

This morning I set the table for the birds. I decided to remove the big bowl of water and put it elsewhere, and put bird seed on the wicker table top. Yes, it is messy. But it is an experiment. Sometimes experiments are messy. Some explode. Instead of sitting on the edge of the table,…

The War Within

On several occasions in my life, I have thought the world was going to end. So far, it hasn’t. By all rights, if you look at mankind, many of the “leaders” (I say that loosely), the world has seen, it is amazing that it hasn’t. So far, someone or someone’s, have stepped in to make…

Layers of Sounds and Life

Layers of sound are competing for my attention. Remember when, “Mommy, Mommy, Mommy,” were the layers you heard. I remember thinking, on this days when the cacophony of life was almost too much for me, I wanted to change my name. Now, when I hear a tyke saying, “Mommy,” it sounds so sweet. The cicadas…

Corn Fritters … People … The Old Fart

This is what’s on my mind … Shhh …I am not awake yet. I am just up and moving along with my day. My eyes are blurry and my brain seems to be walking behind me, like royalty. I’ve walked the gardens.The Boy is still sleeping with Nick. I am sure that TheBoy is glad…

My Butterfly Friend … and Going Bohemian

This is what’s on my mind … Mad Scientist My Butterfly Friend Bohemian Style Who would have guessed it? I have turned into a mad scientist. I am not actually, mad … I am in a pleasant enough states of mind. But I am into concoctions. Gardening concoctions. Don’t laugh. I am going to try…

The Slipper Slope of a Slip and Good Gardening

This is what’s on my mind … It began with one bird doing a four sound song. Now a chirp has been added. The morning is just beginning to arrive. I was up earlier than usual. Couldn’t sleep. I thought about gardens and soaking seeds in peroxide and thinking about high school chemistry and the…

The Garden … The Wreck … The Smile

This is what’s on my mind … Work. Dragging a wagon of pea gravel, opening the bags, scooping them into my Bush N Vine strawberry bucket, toting them to define more garden edges. I need to pull weeds. I have sprayed Neem oil on a few trouble spots, watered, because the rain gods have determined…

Meeting Putin and Fast Drivers

This is what’s on my mind … Isn’t this special? It looks like I have a lovely flower growing out of the top of my head. Here is a question for you … if you had the opportunity to sit down with Putin, what would you say? And, would you be wasting your breath because…

The Birdbath

This is what’s on my mind … The pressure washer The bird bath The screened porch Sunday wrap up In Ohio, we bought a pressure washer. I love to pressure wash. I know it can be dangerous, especially the gas powered kind. I just about blew my toe off one time, and nearly blew the…