Hi everyone. I hope all is well around your way. I’m fine, and as usual, just trying to keep all of my ducks in a row. But where is the row? And where are my ducks… lol I’ve been really busy starting the new garden consulting business. I’ve been doing some consultations and some maintenance … More Six Seasons and a Row of Ducks
Hi friends. I feel like I need to reintroduce myself. It has been a while since I’ve made an appearance here in Blogland. I think I got burned out a bit by writing, especially writing for money and publication. And well, let’s just be honest, the last year (or past several) has been beyond exhausting … More I’m Baaaaack
Yesterday was the Winter Solstice: the first day of winter and the return of the light. The days grow longer and the nights grow shorter. Like Oliver’s bird, I grow ever more restless. I have an idea–ideas–unfolding from under my wings. Also like the white-eyed bird, I want to go to sleep. … More In Winter, We Rest
BOO!Did I scare you? If I didn’t, I bet these Ghost Pipes just might. Also known as Corpse Plant, Monotropa uniflora is always a treat to find. I usually spot a few when walking through Umstead State Park. But this year, large colonies of these fascinating flowers were growing under a maple tree in my … More Ghost Pipes (Happy Halloween! 👻)
Need a break from the news? Come with me! I’m going to take you on a tour of my late spring/early summer garden. Blooms, foliage, and no words (no pressure to even comment! Full permission to just enjoy). Nothing to do but feast your eyes on blossom and leaf, rest your spirit, and calm your … More The World Is Too Much with Us
Hello everyone! Happy 1st day of summer! We completed the puzzle, and now we are puzzle-obsessed. In my puzzling personal life, I have also worked out some health kinks and schedule arranging that suit my life much better. Hurrah for perseverance and making changes! And great doctors. Then, we went on to solve a bigger … More June Check-In: Labyrinths, Workshops, and Life
Yesterday morning I woke up to a winter wonderland. This morning, I watched as more snow came down. In between, we also saw some sleet, rain, and freezing rain. Welcome to North Carolina. I’m not a big fan of wintry precipitation. But I do believe fresh-fallen snow is just about one of the most magical … More View From the Back Door
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