Caterpillar Happenings and a Return to Knitting

This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about caterpillars. We found a monarch caterpillar in the hydrangeas getting ready to spin its chrysalis about ten days ago. By the time we’d finished dinner, it had finished the job. Since then, it has weathered several…

A Snake in the Garden and a Cat on the Couch

Ugh. Can you see the snake in the photo above? Right there under the pot. That’s his little head poking out. He’s not very large, but he was large enough to startle me  this past week when I was picking cherry tomatoes. I think…

Turkeys and Trees

The turkeys are back! Here you can see them (if you look closely) walking in a line behind our back fence. I was reading with the windows open the morning they arrived. They were making noises that I thought, at first, were coming from…

The Week in Review

Leaf Report: We’re starting to see patches of fall color here. Many of the trees have smudges of red  and orange, but, overall, the bulk of the scenery remains a stalwart green. With school in session again, there are lots of books laying around house….

Odds and Ends – Plus a Good Book

Some recent items that weren’t enough to prompt a post of their own but are still fun to share… Hollyhock dolls! This is the reason I grew hollyhocks in the first place. I’d always heard about hollyhock dolls, but had never made one of my own….