New Yard Visitors and a Traveling Turkey

Things continue to wake up in the yard and in the neighborhood. These days, the corn we put out for the chickens draws a wide range of visitors – from chipmunks and birds to squirrels and, most recently, a rabbit. Meanwhile, the azalea in…

Peeling Wallpaper, Dragon Fruit, and Blooming Flowers

Things are hopping here on the home front. Inside, I’ve decided to (finally) tackle the kitchen walls. These should have been painted years ago, but I’ve put off the job because it wasn’t a matter of mere paint. There’s wallpaper under all that paint,…

Tiny Sequoias, Pond Cleaning, and a New Afghan Project

CPT A brought his sequoias home from the office this past week. He has two now (from an original batch of eight) that he’s nurtured from seed. They’re two years old, and it was time for them to be repotted…a nerve-wracking procedure as CPT A has grown…

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…

Currently in Bloom…

Lots in bloom in the yard right now, even though the weather has been disappointing. (Cool temps, rain, etc.). Purple and pink are the dominant colors, beginning with the wash of Creeping Phlox around the backyard pond. These are wonderful as they seem to increase…