Some Sensible Choices

Did you enjoy your Fourth of July? Ours was boiling hot. We opted to be sensible rather than patriotic and went to see a movie instead of a parade. I can only imagine how hot and sweaty all of the parade-goers were that day. It…

First Hydrangea of the Season

Small confession – this hydrangea isn’t mine. I spotted it while walking the dogs this morning. It had a lone blossom, down near its base, so hidden, I almost missed it. This particular hydrangea is part of what I call a “shrub island.” A very successful shrub…

Taking Stock of the Neighborhood

Ginger and I have been walking through the neighborhood this week – taking stock of things we haven’t seen for weeks (we’ve been at the pond), noting changes in the neighbors’ yards, taking photos of what’s blooming. Hydrangeas. Hydrangeas are what’s blooming right now. A neighbor…