Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Seasonal Planting

I love planting a few new flowers every season. One thing I do to help my plants grow is talk to them. I love to say things like "You are most welcome here," and "Grow little one." It seems to help them thrive.

Thursday, October 5, 2017


These are the last of our summer flowers for the year. My daughters planted some zinnias and wildflowers in spring, and they brought us oodles of joy every day along with a plethora of bees, butterflies, and humming birds. I planted some fall mums and pansies today. Pictures coming soon.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


 I visited an art gallery with my daughter today.

This is work by Artemis Herber. All projects are made on cardboard.
 The galleries are part of the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick, MD

 These sculptures had a metallic quality but were also made of cardboard. I know because I touched. Shhhhh, don't tell.

This one is by Rebecca Grace Jones. Her artwork was colorful and interesting. We loved walking through this gallery. I would have bought this chicken painting if I could have found a price tag, and if said price was in my range. Love it!

Friday, September 29, 2017

A Poem to Welcome Autumn


Autumn makes mention
On a not-so-hot morning
As a brigade of lazy clouds
Blocks the late sunrise
And five yellow leaves peek
From behind their green siblings.
The corn fields are shadowed
And the trees mournful.
The loss of summer coming,
They think of weeping

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Best Way to Start the Day

There is a charming park near my house with trails, ponds, and a shy beaver. With the coming of Spring, we are taking every chance to get over there and enjoy the views.

Yesterday it sprinkled on us a bit, which added to the experience and the pictures. It was my absolute favorite weather the day these were taken: mostly cloudy, cool temps, a smidgen of rain, and a calming breeze. I've been so stressed this semester that taking these little walks is literally saving my sanity. Nature is my anti-anxiety medication.

Photo credits go to my daughter, who is a natural when it comes to taking pictures.