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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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Spring Snow

Posted by mrssmythe on April 2, 2018 in libraries, Out & About, Seasons |

This morning, CPT A woke up laughing. I thought he was still asleep and having a dream. I thought he was laughing in his sleep. But, he wasn’t. He was simply looking out the window. It was snowing. Again. And, it’s still snowing. We’re supposed to get 2-3 inches today. Nothing earth-shattering, but still…. On […]

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