Saturday, February 6, 2016

Springtime Begins

I hesitate to even speak of Springtime as most of my New England relatives deal with yet more snow! but…. there are absolutely beautiful signs of Spring happening around here. First, there’s the arrival of Martha Stewart’s April/Springtime/Easter magazine edition: Which I happily got to enjoy reading while sitting at the park as the bulldog roamed […]

Randomness 2015 – Series #1

Um, so you may have noticed there’s not a lot of posting going on here at the blog this year. I assure you though, there is more posting happening on other social media platforms and hope you will join me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+. I’m finding that finding the time to post has […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!! I hope everyone will be able to spend some time with loved ones today….family….friends…both. Pops and I don’t usually do anything big on Valentine’s Day – just being together exchanging cards (often homemade) is special enough for us – plus I’m kinda that person who doesn’t really “love” to go out […]

Happy Friday

Here’s to wishing everyone a very Happy Friday and a  joyous weekend. I’m sharing this “Friday” photo to join in on Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds. If you aren’t familiar with Kim Klassen and love taking photographs, then visiting her site will be an amazing treat for you!! Her vision is simply beautiful and her ability […]

Happy Easter

AND a very BIG Welcome to Springtime! Much Love, Peace and Happiness to you All,  

Giving Thanks

November 22, 2012 by  
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This morning, while out walking the little bulldog, I definitely took pause to count all the blessings in my life. Yes, there are certainly many – almost countless really and definitely too many to include in this post. So, I began thinking about the “bigger picture”. What am I most grateful for […]

Party at the Anderson’s

Ready for some fabulous party photos?? Well, not to say my photos are fabulous, but what I was photographing certainly was! I hope you can see what I mean from these shots. (I’m trying to shoot only in manual mode lately, so, please, be kind.) Our friends Mickie and Gibson certainly know how to throw […]

Tomatoes Straight out of the Garden

As I was picking these luscious tomatoes from my garden this morning, I pondered all the different things I could do with them. I thought I’d share my ideas: Eat  ‘Em Straight Up – pretty much describes itself – this happens to at least a few of these cuties each time I go out to […]

Wordless Wednesday – Morning Garden

August 1, 2012 by  
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Happy Wednesday!      

Wordless Wednesday – Hakone Gardens

Best part of visiting Hakone Gardens in Saratoga…visiting with Mom! Happy Wednesday,  

Leap Into Spring Photo Fun

The incredible women over at Live and Love Out Loud, Bumbles&Light  and Project Alicia have been putting on a weekly photo challenge this Spring called “Leap Into Spring”. If you’ve missed any of it, pop on over to their sites to see all the amazing photos that have been submitted. I haven’t been prepared enough […]

Wordless Wednesday – Blossoms

Enjoy the beauty all around today,  

Garden Rehab

Ready for a very random post of my thoughts when working in the garden this morning? I hope so…otherwise, just skip past this one. It’s finally the time of year when I can get back into my yard!! I love seeing all the new sprouts and blooms and smelling all the scents from the awakening […]

“Garden” Chair Re-do

Do you ever have items sitting around the house or yard, that you look at for years and years and think: a) these things are just in the way? and/or b) I want to do something cool with them? Well, these two  “soda shoppe” chairs have been in my studio taking up space “forever”. I […]

Wordless Wednesday – Butchart Garden

November 9, 2011 by  
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Wordless Wednesday – Garden Bounty

Ok, so one word….YUM!


July 19, 2011 by  
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This is Komodo the alligator lizard that lives in my garden. A lizard who is now Hunter’s friend. Notice that I am not the one handling Komodo. This is strictly a job for animal loving 6-year old Grandsons (and not squeamish 40-something year old Litas). Most days Komodo gives me quite a start as I […]

Rosemary, Chives, Oregano & Sage

July 14, 2011 by  
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Yes, more herbs to share! As I’ve said before, I’m seriously loving the abundance of herbs growing in my yard this year. My goal is to keep them going all year long – even if I have to move some inside over the colder winter months. This week, I thought I’d share some more herb […]

Bounty of Herbs

This year I’m celebrating pretty much everything that grows in my garden – as I think everyone should. Happily, I’ve never had trouble growing herbs. Which means, I love, love, love growing just about all of them! This weekend, along with these gorgeous tomatoes and some more tasty strawberries, I gathered some Cilantro which can […]

The Garden’s Growing

June 17, 2011 by  
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WOW, I feel like I just put a lot of these seedlings in the ground and am so amazed at their progress. Even though I’ve been super busy at work this week (heading out on vacation next week), I wanted to get some photos up of how my herbs and veggies are growing. I’m always […]

Green Onion Trick

May 12, 2011 by  
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So, maybe you already knew about this…it’s possible I’m the last one to realize this little trick. I can definitely be a geek that way. Did you know that you can keep your green onions growing after you bring them home from the store? My friend Kathy told me her mom does this, so I […]

Garden Progress

May 5, 2011 by  
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My passion for gardening is in full swing right now. Thoughts about seeding, planting, designing and caring for my yard seem to be always on my mind. Last year, my garden simply never took off as I wanted it to. Not due to my lack of work though, I think there were a couple of […]

Gardening Season Begins…

and I’m so ready…YAHOO!!! Finally, our weather is becoming “Spring-Like” and I’m just loving my mornings out in the garden. Here’s a few shots of what’s blooming so far: It’s truly unbelievable how quickly the weather has changed. We had 22 out of 25 days of rain in March. I know my yard has enjoyed […]

New Garden Shoes

February 2, 2011 by  
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I’m not really a “shoe” person per se. Well, at least I don’t think so. The last time I was really, really excited about shoes would probably have been in my teens when I was getting a new pair of toe shoes for ballet class or tap shoes for tap class – and even then […]

Growing Garlic

September 26, 2010 by  
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September is garlic planting time! Until last fall, I had never even thought about planting garlic. I just happened to come across a small packet of bulbs at the nursery and decided to give it a go. I put a couple (literally 2) cloves in the ground last fall and this July I harvested 2 […]

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