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…

Life in a Day

This is what’s on my mind … Going home A life in a day The Subaru heads towards home this morning. After a three-day getaway, it is onward and upward to new stories of a different kind. Breakfast will not be served between 8:30 and 10 and have a variety of fresh baked breads, fresh…

A Bit of a Miracle

This is what’s on my mind … Cup very full The magic of gardening Belgium workhorse First off, the photo in the header is of the first blooming flower in this year’s wildflower seeding. They will be sparse this year, but if it happens like last year, next year should reap an abundance of wildflowers….

This is what’s on my mind

This is what’s on my mind … Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Corn relish Learning This is going to sound weird and political, and it is. But it is in the broad context of democracy, so don’t get your wings aflutter. You might know that I don’t care for politicians. I don’t care for the way our two…

Life Is A Bundle Deal

This is what’s on my mind … Cheesecake A little bit of rain Life is a Bundle Deal What can I say? I wanted to show you the fantabuloso cheesecake I made yesterday. It was in the fridge. One piece missing from last night. I got it out of the fridge, Winston, at my side,…

Centering Yourself

This is what’s on my mind … Home Getting centered Deadhead and Bedhead The Clover Express rolled in about 3, yesterday. Woohoo! We carried in a load of stuff that we could carry and was necessary … my purse, Chik Filet lemonade cups that still had lemonade that I drank last night, and were purchased…

Human Trafficking And Gun Violence

Maybe it is because guns are loud. You can hear them form a distance and their wounds include holes and blood and sometimes, guts. Gun violence gets noticed, especially if it happens at a school. Human Trafficking, in comparison, is a quiet crime. It happens in the shadows of our society, of the news. Yet,…