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The Impatient Gardener

Posted by mrssmythe on June 25, 2018 in Garden |

Several weeks back, I had the idea to plant Morning Glories near the base of the front porch. I thought it would be nice to have them wind their way up the support beams and make what I hoped would be a lovely display later in the summer. So, I bought a packet of seeds, […]

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Changes

Posted by mrssmythe on June 18, 2018 in Garden, Musings |

There have been so many changes in our neighborhood this season. One neighbor pulled out an entire hedgerow of shrubs, leaving only juvenile trees behind in their place. Another took out a large stand of, ancient pines, dramatically changing the light on that end of the block. Finally, around the corner, an elderly neighbor either […]

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Irises, The Rock Garden, and a Rose I Should Kill

Posted by mrssmythe on June 11, 2018 in Garden, Week in Review |

We’re now well into June, and there’s plenty happening in the garden. Irises I got last summer from a friend have begun to bloom – aren’t they pretty? Another gift from a gardening friend – these Foxgloves: These are actually the descendants of foxgloves she gave me years back. This year, I finally moved them […]

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Posted by mrssmythe on June 4, 2018 in Garden, Out & About, Seasons, Week in Review |

We’ve been having beautiful weather here this past week. Today, I went for a walk along Main Street in nearby Hampden, a little town that was first settled in 1741 (though called by another name at the time). Here’s the town’s Historical Society building, still done up in the bunting that went up, I assume, […]

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Strictly Ballroom…Almost

Posted by mrssmythe on May 28, 2018 in Garden, Out & About, Week in Review |

On Friday, Pepper and I attended a ballroom dance competition in downtown Springfield. Pepper is interested in DanceSport now, and we thought it would be fun to see a competition firsthand. To get to the hotel where the competition was held, we had to walk across a sky bridge – something I’ve always wanted to […]

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