We were eating dinner last night and I saw this big whoosh of bird fly into the glass and drop down to the rocks below–accompanied by a loud thud. We rushed over to the window and saw this juvenile hawk … Continue reading
This clipboard and box, both from thrift stores, have been sitting around since my flurry of transfer activity a couple of years ago. This week I finally got around to painting them with an exquisite lavender grey color we used … Continue reading
If you follow this blog you know my continuous frustration with the amount of river rock used in landscaping this property. My husband and I have removed tons of it and replaced it with dirt. I feel like I’ve been … Continue reading
I’m back at it…Christmas ornaments. My sister-in-law introduced me to Altoids mints last year and I’ve been saving the tins because they’re so cute. Last week I primed them with white spray paint and started to create little holiday diorama … Continue reading
Life on the lake means you see both sides of nature. This week I saw two giant (3 ft. shells!) snapping turtles mating, wrestling around in the water for more than an hour. It was not pretty–twisting, turning, a huge … Continue reading
I just tried this out yesterday and had to share it…a veggie salad you will LOVE! Heat oven to 400 degrees Dice a sweet potato, and a largish beet. Keep them separate. Open and drain a can of garbanzo beans. … Continue reading
I woke up at 8 this Sunday morning to a navy sky with a wall of green approaching. It was dark as night and the storm came on so fast I barely had time to get dressed. For the next … Continue reading
I don’t have many areas with full sun to work with in my gardening, but I managed to divide my very modest iris patch into three different places last fall and it paid off. Another one of my favorite flowers.
Grown from some wildflower seeds I sowed a couple of years ago, a great batch of columbines are in my garden this year! And the lupines and daisies have begun!
It won’t stop raining here today, so I turned my attention to Christmas sale projects. I got these canvas bags (really knapsacks) at a garage sale a few years ago and knew I wanted to do something with them. So, … Continue reading