Fair Isle Progress, the First Butterfly, and a Traveling Nest

The fair isle sweater continues to cook along swimmingly. Here is my progress as of last week. I think it’s interesting how the colors in the sweater echo the colors I’m seeing in my yard right now. The purple of the irises… and of…

Irises, The Rock Garden, and a Rose I Should Kill

We’re now well into June, and there’s plenty happening in the garden. Irises I got last summer from a friend have begun to bloom – aren’t they pretty? Another gift from a gardening friend – these Foxgloves: These are actually the descendants of foxgloves…

Strictly Ballroom…Almost

On Friday, Pepper and I attended a ballroom dance competition in downtown Springfield. Pepper is interested in DanceSport now, and we thought it would be fun to see a competition firsthand. To get to the hotel where the competition was held, we had to…

At Last, the Sun

Hello, everyone! To start: an update on the Kipper fur I put out several weeks ago… A definite¬†success! I had to refill the “fur cage” this week (I have a whole sack of Kipper clippings in the closet to draw from). It’s fun thinking…

Curbing the Lawn’s Enthusiasm…and other news from the yard.

Last weekend, I cut the grass¬†for the first time this year. I should have done it weeks earlier, but between the rain and our schedule…well, it had gotten overgrown (to say the least). Can you see in the above photo? The most time-consuming part…