Bouquet From a Garden Past

October 4, 2017 by - 4 Comments

Please forgive my brevity today, my dears. I’m on a firm Wednesday deadline, and I’m not even going to tell you what time in the morning it is right now! It’s an alternate Wednesday, so Nina and I are going to leave you with a favorite bouquet, and send you off to the Kill Zone …Read More

Summer Sunday in Cincinnati

September 26, 2017 by - 7 Comments

  Since I took the summer off I have quite a few photos I haven’t shared on the blog. These are from a lovely summer Sunday I spent in Cincinnati, my home town, with my parents. Most are from the riverfront park. There are some amazing multi-person swings that sit on a ridge  overlooking the …Read More


March 1, 2017 by - 6 Comments

  Lent begins today. To me, it’s the second holiest Christian season–Easter is the first. Easter is mystery. Lent is our human preparation for the mystery. Lent is 40 days long. That’s how long Christ, after his baptism, fasted and prayed and lived in the wilderness. While he was there, he was tempted by Satan, …Read More

Small Bouquets

June 18, 2016 by - 1 Comment

        This time of year my house is filled with small bouquets. I didn’t grow up in a gardening family, so I came late to growing flowers. Flowers were things that grew in conservatories or in gardens belonging to people who lived in big houses. Flowers grew in small patches or pots, along the side …Read More