Relaxing in the Back Garden

Posted by mrssmythe on July 16, 2018 in Garden |

At this point in the growing season, I’ve fallen behind. Things need to be weeded, staked, and dead-headed. I need more mulch. The lawn clamors for attention and the containers on the porch need to be watered. I don’t think I ever end a day with my to-do list completely finished. It can be frustrating. […]

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Radiators, Socks, and a Great Blue Heron

Posted by mrssmythe on October 1, 2016 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, iPhone photography, Photography, Seasons, Week in Review |

The radiators popped on this week. When I woke up I could smell them. And it’s always nice to hear their early morning hissing. When the radiators come on, I know that fall has officially arrived. In other seasonal news, today was the first day I really noticed a lot of fall color. You can tell from the […]

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Borage and other Surprises

Posted by mrssmythe on September 2, 2014 in Garden, On the Home Front |

Now that I’m running around in the backyard, trying to tire Kipper out, I’m spotting all sorts of botanical “surprises” I’d missed before. Like borage. It’s everywhere! Popping up next to shrubs, in the wildflower garden, in the containers on my patio…. Not that that’s a bad thing. Borage is fabulous for bees and a great companion plant […]

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