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Monday, August 17, 2015      4 comments

I have been weeding almost every day for an hour or two in the early morning before the sun gets to hot. we need rain, the trees are struggling and are dropping leaves. and we have had to add water to the pond twice this month. but we are no... Read more
Wednesday, July 29, 2015      3 comments

It was a warm but not hot day without clouds. My friend Lucy buried her husband, Paul of 65 years and we participated in the events of the day. To say it was enlighten might sound disrespectful but at the end of the day it made me appreciate w... Read more
Tuesday, May 12, 2015      6 comments

well it's not broken it still moves but I managed to run my big toe into the treadmill and it split the nail and is still attached it does not really hurt, now it did at the time I walked on it a bit today and let the husband drive; it's my driv... Read more
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 10, 2015      5 comments

My dear husband and I decided to venture out yesterday for my Mothers Day dinner and went to one of our favorite places to eat. I enjoyed a broiled fisherman's platter of scallops, shrimp, fish and crab with a baked potato ad coleslaw. It was ... Read more
spring yesterday winter today
Saturday, April 25, 2015      10 comments

it has been warm and sunny and now we have cold winds and rain all day only mid 40s. I have been working in the garden trying to make it presentable and wanted to share some photos I took before the rain set in ... Read more
garage plants
Monday, April 06, 2015      6 comments

some of my garage plants really suffered the winter was so long this year. I did manage to plant some iris and calla lilies today. Then we went to Loews for wood for the shed repairs an the potting soil for the garage plants that need t... Read more
the thaw
Tuesday, March 10, 2015      5 comments

we have been able to walk at the park the sun has melted the snow from the hiking trails and there are lots of warblers, woodpeckers and huge flocks of robins the snow has also melted off the plants that were in bud and still are I hope to... Read more
fish sticks
Saturday, February 28, 2015      3 comments

the 3 koi are in the deep end of the pond which is 4 1/2 feet and have wintered in the rock caves every year for the past 6 year; the laundry basket n the shallow end (2 feet) has a heater on a timer and we use it to keep an opening so the gase... Read more
Thursday, February 26, 2015      2 comments

our koi pond is frozen over the fish are down in the deep end where it is 4 1/2 feet I spent an hour out side shoveling snow and hoping the snow plow would come; ... Read more
Wednesday, February 25, 2015      2 comments

We just put on the layers; the thermals, t-shirt, wool sweater, sweatshirt and a coat so we could wash all the salt off our car and walk in the city park before we came home. we talked with the park ranger and complained they had not cleare... Read more
more snow
Wednesday, February 18, 2015      5 comments

I really can't complain it's only about 6 inches and has been melting already. It has covered all the bulbs that have started to sprout I can hardly wait for spring I mis... Read more
Sunday, February 08, 2015      4 comments

we have yellow headed dandelions and the puff ones that have already gone to seed. Usually it takes longer for the dandelions to come out. I spent about 4 hours pulling weeds and transplanting bulbs from the area we are converting to a drive... Read more
Saturday, February 07, 2015      2 comments

We walked along the water front overlooking Hampton Roads on the Hampton side watched several ocean liners passing each other in the bay . I saw some Kinglets and flocks of robins on several lawns, a Lenten Rose, a pink one. It was 60 out j... Read more
spring is showing
Friday, February 06, 2015      2 comments

I picked a mini daffodil from under the bedroom window others have buds as do the lilac bush.... I know the snow will get them we always have Easter snow... Read more
blue birds
Wednesday, February 04, 2015      2 comments

a pair of beautiful blue birds were in the top of the lilac bush today; I was so excited to see them, still in their dull winter coats but a sure sign of spring... Read more

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