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Purple Flowers and More Wallpaper

Posted by mrssmythe on May 23, 2018 in Garden, Renovations, Week in Review |

Wallpaper removal continues. I found another pattern this past week – this is the fourth I’ve seen.

As I work, I’m definitely getting faster. But, I’ve also sliced my hands twice with a putty knife. Surprising how sharp those things can be.

Outside, things are just glorious. And so green! All at once, we have leaves and flowers and loveliness…like this gorgeous shrub I pass each day as I walk the dogs.

It always makes me think of a brides and late spring weddings.

In the yard, things are mostly purple.

(This lilac smells amazing!)

And then there are the weeds in the lawn that I still haven’t been able to cut because they’re so pretty and serve as such a haven for the bees.

I’ve tried several times to positively identify this weed. I thought it was Ground Ivy or Creeping Charlie for a while, but the more I look at it, the more I think it’s something else. Any thoughts?

From the dining room table, with lawn mowing in today’s agenda,

Mrs. Smythe

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Peeling Wallpaper, Dragon Fruit, and Blooming Flowers

Posted by mrssmythe on May 14, 2018 in Garden, House, Seasons, Week in Review |

Things are hopping here on the home front. Inside, I’ve decided to (finally) tackle the kitchen walls. These should have been painted years ago, but I’ve put off the job because it wasn’t a matter of mere paint. There’s wallpaper under all that paint, and it needed to be stripped before any more paint was […]

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Happy May!

Posted by mrssmythe on May 6, 2018 in Garden, Seasons |

May began for us as it usually does – with a cheerful bouquet of flowers on the front step… …compliments of a gardening neighbor who is as thoughtful as she is talented. I look forward to this treat every year. These daffodils smelled so good! Do you see the little visitor that came in with […]

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At Last…Plus Some Artwork

Posted by mrssmythe on April 29, 2018 in Art, Baking, Garden, Week in Review |

At last, we are starting to see definite signs of Spring! So many, in fact, that I felt confident about planting spinach in the¬†Hugelkultur¬†beds on Saturday. I also added some arugula and some cilantro – plus some seeds. I’m not sure how well the seeds will do. I planted them in roughly composted material as […]

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What We Do When It Snows

Posted by mrssmythe on April 19, 2018 in Art, Baking, Critters, Seasons |

Spring is certainly dragging its heels this year. I think it’s snowed three times since I last wrote at the beginning of April. At this point, I have no patience for the cold. It makes me cranky. But, as there isn’t much point in complaining, and there certainly isn’t anything one can do about the […]

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