It is a beautiful day, and I plan to be in my garden all day. Correction: I plan to be in my garden all weekend. There’s so much I want to do and need to do. It’s a good thing that I like getting my hands dirty. To me, there’s nothing better than weeding, digging, and planting in a garden. Speaking of gardening, I thought I would share my latest article on spring gardening tips in the current issues of both Midtown and Cary Living Magazines (Raleigh and Cary, NC sister publications). ‘Green Thumbs For All’ was a lot of fun to write, and I enjoyed visiting local garden centers and talking to landscape professionals. … More Green Thumbs For All: Spring Gardening Tips
Here it is March 12, nearly Spring, and it is snowing in North Carolina. I’m just fine being stuck inside because I am happily lost deep within the pages of a captivating book: Lee Smith’s ‘Dimestore.’ … More Snowy Day Reading: Lee Smith’s ‘Dimestore’
Wordless Wednesday. No words, just pure eye candy for all of us gardeners and those who love beautiful flowers. Enjoy! #WordlessWednesday … More So Many Hellebores, So Little Time
I try to stay off Facebook first thing in the morning. I’ve learned it’s not a great way to start my day. But today I didn’t listen to my own advice. My phone was right there beside me while I was waiting for my coffee to brew. “Just a quick look,” I thought. I hit … More Why Can’t We Be Friends?
An ant’s-eye view on this Wordless Wednesday: Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ (Jelena Witch Hazel) Photo taken February 2018 in my North Carolina garden. Wordless Wednesday. More info on Hamamelis here.
When bad things happen, I step outside. I want to plant my hands, my feet, my body into the soil. Let Mother Earth hold me, console me. I listen for a still small voice–it’s all going to be ok. It doesn’t come this time. I wait. I wait. The sun goes down. The sun comes … More When Bad Things Happen
Video of Galanthus Nivalis Bottom and Featured Image Galanthus gracilis All taken in my North Carolina garden, February 2018.
As a child, I fell head over heels in love with the moon. I’ve yet to recover. Last night, as I stood outside in the cold air, neck craned so I could see the fullness of her beauty, I whispered: Do you love me as much as I love you? She whispered back through the … More Full Moon Affair
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. A few thoughts I scribbled down on this day to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I often think what can I do to help? I … More Be the Light. Be the Love. Be the Change.
Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual. We are not handed a guide at birth entitled Fail-proof Steps to Living This Life. As such, I’ve lived most of my life through a lot of trial and error–heavy on the error side. I’ve also learned that sometimes I just have to take the next right step and … More The Next Right Step