Garden Days

April 22, 2010 by - 1 Comment

Spring snuck up on me this year. Actually, it sneaks up on me every year. The past couple of springs I missed prime planting time by over a month. My new garden wasn’t laid out until late last year and I was (quietly) very grumpy with the guy who put it in because it was …Read More

Offline and Outside

April 4, 2008 by - 3 Comments

I’ve become totally dependent on the Internet! I turned on my computer first thing this morning, even before rolling the boy out of bed, even before letting the dog outside. It’s a terrible habit, I know, but one I can’t seem to break. In between setting out breakfast and rounding up backpacks, I checked email …Read More

A Touch of Melancholy Spring

March 19, 2008 by - 2 Comments

It is raining today. It has been raining here in Southern Illinois for over twenty-four hours–the flip side of the tender blessings of spring. Our pond overflowed its banks yesterday, sending torrents of brown water over the dam that is our driveway and up onto the boardwalk steps leading to the gazebo. When I awoke …Read More