When summer gathers up her robes of glory,
And, like a dream, glides away.
~ Sarah Helen Whitman
Summer heat has for the moment waned and we’re enjoying comfortable days and almost chilly nights. The past few weeks of high temperatures paired with alternating days of heavy rain have combined to produce [...]
“Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter.
Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom,
but we hope it, we know it.”
~Johanne Wolfgang von Goethe
I could hardly contain my excitement at the appearance of this beautiful blossom on Valentine’s [...]
How timely that the first of the 2010 garden catalogs appeared in the mailbox today. I’ve been busy choosing my favorite heirloom vegetable performers of the year and making final selections of varieties to grow next season. I hope to include a few heirloom flowers and ornamentals as well.
With July’s non-stop rain and August’s cooler [...]
Let me start by saying I never really woke up this morning. I did manage to make Andrew’s breakfast and see him off to Middle School, but my mind was on auto-pilot. A quick breathing check showed my asthma isn’t “controlled”, bummer… I hope I’m not getting a cold! Anyway, after a clumsy morning of [...]