The Trees Arrive

Several months ago, CPT America and I joined the Arbor Day Foundation. It was my idea. They were offering ten free trees, plus two crapemyrtle bushes to anyone willing to mail in the $10 membership fee. Ten trees and two shrubs…for $10? “Count me in!”…

The First Walk of November

Another nice day for a walk – CPT America and I took Manny for a stroll down Main Street, noting that while the leaves are still vivid, many of them are now on the ground. Also on the ground…acorns! I love acorns. I’ve often thought…

The Gift of a Tree

The girls and I met CPT America for lunch the other day. And, while we were waiting for him to walk over from his office, we spent some time wandering around the Quadrangle at the Springfield Museums. It’s a wonderful place to be on a summer afternoon….

Recently at the Smythes…

Mr. Wa escaped. Again. We didn’t even know he was gone. Then Ginger went out to get the mail and found him asleep on one of the porch rockers. At least he didn’t go far. He still refuses to see what all the fuss…