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Moving Into Fall…

Posted by mrssmythe on October 8, 2018 in Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

Well, I would say Fall has truly arrived here in Western Massachusetts. We’re starting to see some beautiful colors, though the warm weather lingers. And, continued warm weather means continued flowers. My hydrangeas are still putting out blooms… …and the zinnias remain colorful and are a favorite with the bees. The salvia has gotten its […]

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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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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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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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