Pond Doings, a Rabbit, and Cosmos

Last week was a great week for the pond. We had warm, sunny days and plenty of free afternoons for swimming. A huge “field” of water lilies sits just outside the main swimming area at the pond. Pepper and I swam over one afternoon…

A Lazy Fourth…plus Odds and Ends

We’re enjoying a warm, lazy Fourth of July here in Western Massachusetts – nothing on the agenda besides hamburgers and the finishing touches on a room swap we started on Monday (vacuuming corners, putting books back on shelves, that sort of thing). The past…

Late-Blooming Larkspur

I’ve always been a fan of larkspur. First, it’s my birth month flower, so I’m naturally inclined toward it. And second, it’s just pretty, with flowers that lovely shade of purple-blue you don’t often see in the garden. But, up until last week, I’d had…

Technicolor Garden

In the eighties, Lois Ehlert wrote and illustrated a children’s book that talked about how she and her mother “planted a rainbow” every year. They planted bulbs. They planted seeds. They planted seedlings from the garden center, and all with the intent of reproducing every…

The Seed Bombs…Bombed

You may remember me writing about how I cast six “seed bombs” into one of my front flower beds last month. If not, you can read all about it HERE. Since then, we’ve had several rainy stretches, lots of sun, and plenty of time for the little…