May Update – lots of animals, some baking, and a bit of gardening

It’s hard to feel isolated when you’re surrounded by animals. That’s one of the things that has helped our family during these past weeks of self-isolation. The pets keep us firmly set in our routines. They provide us with companionship. They entertain us. I’m…

In Bloom

Lots of pink and purple in the yard this week… Near the front door, the Columbine is in full flower. The girls gave this particular plant to me for Mother’s Day years back, and it’s still one of my favorites. Next door, the smaller…

Garden Ornaments

At the garden center this past Saturday, I spotted this fine bit of statuary: It looks so much like CPT America, I had to take a picture. Admittedly, the nose is off. CPT A’s isn’t so wide. But, still – the resemblance is striking!…

The Peony

I have a single peony plant in my garden. It was here when we moved in, and when I first noticed it, it was kind of gangly. It had been plopped into a tricky area of the yard that tends toward shade as spring progresses. The peony…