The magnificent Deborah Adams, author of the Jesus Creek mystery series and editor in chief of Oconee Press, asked me to guest blog for her. This made me realize just how long it had been since I posted a new blog article here. Long time, no see. Now working on a blog schedule for [...]
Category Archive for 'gardening'
I am going to do something I have not done for a long time. I am not ordering seeds from any of my favorite catalogues. This is breaking my heart, but, it is preferable to breaking my neck. Which, it appears, is what I’ve been doing to myself. I am not giving up gardening, only [...]
I planted the oddest little seeds I’ve ever seen last fall. They looked like tiny little asteroids. When dropped from my hand into the dirt, they disappeared as if into thin air (or outer space.) Lo and behold, bright green tips arose where the asteroids had collided with my planting beds and voila! instant [...]
I had a marvelous post on New Year’s resolutions that went pfffft into the either. I think it was a gift, really, because in frustration I went looking for a way to work on the negative feelings. Found the following video which shows a lovely way to recycle your old newspapers into pots to use [...]
I was recently back in Kentucky for a Pony Club Board meeting, and enjoyed something we don’t often see in Houston — frost. Color is one of the beautiful effects that fall brings to the landscape. Kentucky trees have turned brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow, something we don’t get to enjoy along the [...]
You’ll have noticed the lack of recent posts. I’m wearing roller skates on the merry-go-round of life. In short: I’m on deadline. See ya back here in November.
I wish I could call myself a wise woman, but the closest I can get is the effort I’m putting into being water wise this summer. Being in the middle of one of the worst droughts in Texas history has brought out some odd behaviors. People water their front yards during their designated days of [...]
“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” – Kyle Chandler
There is no better reason to garden than my supper this evening. Spaghetti squash, just off the vine. 24 small yellow pear tomatoes, halved. (A fraction of what I picked today.) three cloves of garlic (dug out of hydrator from spring harvest) bell pepper (Picked this afternoon.) salt and pepper to taste (Grocery store) [...]
Gardening appeals to every sense. It invigorates you mentally and physically. Gardens provide soothing vistas to look at, yummy food to eat, and habitat for animals, birds and insects. Why on earth wouldn’t you garden? Just the sensory stimulations is worth spending time outside — or at the very least, inside with a potted plant. [...]