Mother’s Day

If I hadn’t known Mother’s Day was this weekend, all of the plant sales around town would have given it away. Or the bouquets for sale at the gas stations. Or the packed greeting card aisles at the grocery stores. It seemed everyone was…

Atarashii Hoods Revisited

I decided to tackle the laundry today. And, as I was sorting through and folding piles of freshly washed, candy-colored clothing (the girls wear primarily bright, cheery colors), I came upon what I thought were socks – socks with holes in them. And then…

Perennial Favorites

I can never decide which I like more: annuals or perennials. I love how annuals bloom throughout the growing season. I love how they bring wonderful pockets of color to a garden. And, I love that they’re (relatively) inexpensive to buy. Pansies are a perfect…

Spring Bulbs – Pepper Style

Here – to brighten your day – are some pictures Pepper took on Wednesday during our field trip to the Smith College Bulb Show. A pitcher plant, I think. I tried and tried to get a good shot of this…and failed. Somehow, Pepper managed…

Mattoon Street

Our wonderful art museum debuted a new exhibit on art crime today (more about that in a future post), and I decided to take the girls downtown for the opening reception. We took Kipper with us because, of the three dogs, he’s the least…