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
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
Every year at this time the Baltimore Orioles arrive and we put out oranges for them. Along with the fluorescent yellow goldfinches, the scarlet Cardinals, and the Blue Jays–they dart in and out of the trees in what almost seems … Continue reading
We have some stupendous sunsets here–we face west over the lake. Gold, blue, pink, purple–but the vivid lavender ones are my favorites. Here’s one from last night.