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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

― Robert Louis Stevenson

Bruce bought me blood oranges at Christmas.  One of them had 3 seeds.  Just as I had given up hope, one tiny plant finally broke through the surface and a week later we have the first true leaves!

Saturday, March 4, 2017


“Zoo: An excellent lace to study the habits of human beings”

  ― Evan Esar

We have a family pass to the Philadelphia Zoo, A very large group of us go often. The meerkats have always been my favorite. These little African birds were very friendly, staying one step ahead of my wheelchair.

Thanks for stopping by. God bless.

Friday, March 3, 2017

March 2017

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

  ~Henry Stanley Haskins

Time moves on. Happier than I have ever been, this is a good marriage. The MS progresses but I fight.  I lost my physical therapist, he moved on to more pay, a job closer to his home. Now we start over again.

A freshly brushed Dexter, my daughter's cat.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Look Who Came For Dinner

Fear the vulture, and the vulture will come.  Fear nothing, and you are the vulture,

Suzy Kassem

I looked out the French doors to see this bird.  He remained just so until Freddie Peepers (a wild cat Dear Husband feeds) spotted him and decided this could be dinner on bird feet.  Very interesting face, don't you think?  We do feed birds, just not these.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Spring is Here

“Every day may not be good... but there's something good in every day”

― Alice Morse Earle

I am ready for Spring.  This Bleeding Heart was a $1 special at Lowes last year, I am very proud of it.  Turned out much better than I thought it would after the first winter in the ground.  It is well mulched.
These are a new kind of chives for me.  Instead of sending up blossoms, it sends up tiny plants much like an Egyptian Walking Onion.  I bought the plants last year from Burpees after having read an article about them.  Dear Husband is going to help me bend wire so I can peg the little plantlets into pots to start new plants to share.
The little plantlet. I feel so proud.  They are doing just what was advertised.

I told my Husband a month or so ago that the pole the wren house was on was crooked.  Last week he decided to try straightening it.  The little wren came flying out, probably off her eggs, cussing up a storm. She flew up in the tree right above, flying from limb to limb and chirping in short bursts, most likely asking just what he thought he was doing! She did eventually go back in. She blocked the door. Not a happy camper and you should have seen his face.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Vernal Equinox 2016

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.

~Author Unknown

I don't know about you, I am ready for fresh tomatoes and herbs from the garden.  It is time to get my fingers in the dirt.  Right now, it is snowing but I am looking at seeds and dreaming.  We have been talking about the greenhouse and trying to plan where everything will go.
We will still be putting in lots of different cherry and grape tomatoes.  All of us miss the colored jewels that graced the family table last summer.
I am looking forward to the rosemary blooming again.  Summer garden dreaming, on such a snowy day.  Homemade pesto :)


Monday, March 14, 2016

“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

Last week, the first week of March, our Queen Elizabeth rose decided to put out leaf buds.  I really need to get it pruned.
Rose is the theme.  My friend, Vicki, gave me a wonderful present, a rose scented geranium. the scent is wonderful, I am ready for Spring.
The Rosemary made it through the winter! It has a new little buddy from Vicki's shop, a concrete bunny.
While I was there for a visit, she broke off  a bloom from her pretty camellia.  There was enough that I am trying for a groot.