The holiday weekend is about to begin. That extra day off makes it perfect opportunity for a mini-vacation or perhaps a family get-together. With any one of countless “sales events,” it might be a good time to shop for a car, or a dishwasher, or a pair of shoes. Memorial Day unofficially kicks off the … Continued
Nature’s paintbrush is busy this time of year. Unlike autumn, when the palette is a blend of riotous reds, oranges and yellows mixed with the deep greens of evergreens and contrasting deep blue sky, in the spring, it’s more about subtlety – and the unblievable variety in a single color. Green! As the leaves on … Continued
The soggy story continues…rain just keeps on coming, with no end in sight. As low pressure has settled in and parked itself over this part of the country, my annuals are still waiting to get into the ground. Meantime, I’ve been having some fun looking at some of them through the macro lens of my … Continued
I have all my annuals, but as for getting them into the ground? Hurry up and wait. Rain is in the forecast for the entire week. For now, the plants line the edge of the driveway… I lost quite a few perennials over the winter, but haven’t even begun working on replacing them yet. If … Continued
…and this is my favorite! I love spring, and May is my favorite month of the year. There’s nothing so lovely as the flowering shrubs and trees bursting into color as their blooms open. The show is so fleeting…but I suppose that’s what makes it all the more special. In my yard, the early rhododendrons … Continued
Today is the National Day of Prayer. Though there’s a concerted effort to separate religion from pretty much everything (under the guise of separation of church and state), religion was actually quite integral to the Founders and the United States. Go to the National Day of Prayer website (www.nationaldayofprayer.org) and you’ll get a good overview … Continued
After a long, long winter – and having had snowfall as recently as April 1st – spring seems to have finally arrived in Northern New England! Though the daffodils are a full month late, the rhododendron in my yard are beginning to bloom. So glad May is here! My favorite month of the year!
Today marks the 400th anniversary of the first publishing of the King James Bible. Who was King James, anyway? King James VI of Scotland (crowned 1567) went on also to become King James I of England and Ireland (crowned 1603). He assumed the throne in Scotland at the tender age of 13 months after the … Continued