My Happy Place

Five days until the first day of summer.   I've always thought of June as the height of summer and July as the beginning of the end.  In my perfect world, it would always be June. Spring has been kind to my flowers so far.  Substantial rain, cool nights, and now - finally - hot days.  Not … Continue reading My Happy Place

Morning Drive

It's been entirely too long since I've taken a leisurely drive.  And it's been even longer since I've been up in the Blue Ridge.  It's just shameful, really.  Such beauty and inspiration close at hand, yet I rarely leave my house.  I had a few extra minutes to kill this morning, so I headed for the … Continue reading Morning Drive

Spring Cleaning

It's been a while since I attacked a large garden project.  The last few growing seasons were marred by downed trees and fallen spirit.  I just closed my eyes and pretended the overgrown flower beds and ever-growing wood piles didn't exist. But after this past long, cold winter, I desperately needed to get outside.  And I've been outside every … Continue reading Spring Cleaning