About a dozen years ago I decided to build a new house in the middle of a cabbage field. A bit radical, but having been recently widowed and really not inclined toward farming, mowing and maintaining eight and a half acres was a daunting, if not near-impossible task. It didn’t take long to contract with a modular home company and design a house that was … Continue reading The Garden
The title of this blog is: SOMETIMES. It is my current choice of what to call the blog…but also leads to all sorts of great topics to follow and to write about. Searching for other blogs, written by other people that is, opens an entire new field of topics dealing with the universe and the backyard. To begin with, I have already lived a long … Continue reading What is my blog about?
Ah, the age-old question. Easy answers, but maybe complicated. I am here because I have endless blog ideas in my head, begging to be published. More to the point is that I need a shove to get this stuff out where others can read it–if they are interested. Metaphorically my brain is less like an orderly file cabinet, and more like a series of cardboard … Continue reading Why Am I here?
Yep, it’s the first of November. It’s raining, soaking the maple leaves coating everything. My van is sitting out in the drive, waiting to get into the garage, which only involves moving a half dozen boxes of stuff from the garage so there is room for the car. Sigh. It can’t be that easy of course. I like rain…always have. Especially loud clapping thunder, and … Continue reading November has arrived…
My story about the Butterfly on my deck originally included a Hummingbird. The tale is true, but I decided not to stretch my credibility by putting two improbable creatures in the same post, but they were in fact on my deck under a canopy at the same time. There are a pair of the little birds that work the red Bee Balm, and the huge … Continue reading An unlikely visit from a Hummingbird.
At first I thought it was artificial, a butterfly made of painted wood, with wire legs and antennae. One of the kids had put it there to fool me, or as a surprise. I stared at it closely, and one of its legs twitched almost imperceptibly. Its black body was covered with white polka-dots, close together in horizontal rows. It appeared almost surreal, its delicate wings black and a … Continue reading Butterflies and Cameras
OK, I admit that I had no clue where to begin. So I’ll just follow my own advice and…. begin! Write something. Just get the old Muse working with a word, any word. THE is a word, and the possibilities are endless… the Cat, the Tree, the Suitcase. Go for it. Go on… There are always great ideas that pop into my head when I’m driving down the … Continue reading NOW WHAT!!!! OR How I Wrote My First Blog Post