December 24, 2017

 Lancaster Massachusetts is the birthplace of Luther Burbank, world renowned Horticulturalist who invented the Russet Potato and Shasta Daily among thousands of other fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers. 

The Lancaster Garden Club meets monthly and decorate...

November 25, 2017

 A friend knows where to find the dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico and we rode in his airboat to see them again.

They're so playful and we're very careful to not disturb them-they love to see people. We took a road trip down south through cotton fields and rolling hills t...

October 27, 2017

 Cranberries remind me of happy times like helping my mother set the table for Thanksgiving dinner, knowing people I loved were joining us from near and far. Cranberry sauce was jellied and store bought or homemade. It's something I saw her make 100 times and never use...

August 23, 2017

 It was a dim memory of being little holding hands with my mother, walking with my father and sister down the brick and cobblestone streets of Williamsburg when I drove to Virginia to meet my sister Janet and her family. She has two children and everyday, every project...

July 12, 2017

 Look at how straight the lines of trees are compared to our typical backyard plantings. Even in the driest season, the caretakers provide just the right amount of water for them to grow. Pistachios are one of my favorite nuts and these tree remind me of the first time...

June 14, 2017

 Maybe it's my A.D.D.  that motivated me half way through a trip out West  to rush to the desert - far from the city, other people, highways and noise. Solitude is good for the soul. It must seem odd that the brown, dry ground is my favorite place considering my garden...

May 21, 2017

 During the long, freezing New England Winter, I keep a running list of day trips I'd like to take during the warm weather months. 'Can I actually achieve my goal of visiting 60 intriguing and unusual destinations from May to September? We'll see..On the first nice str...

April 23, 2017

This year with our greenhouse oasis in the cold backyard, I have plenty of space to keep our seedlings warm. There's parsley, thyme, rosemary, basil, calendula, chamomile, catnip and sunflowers growing already. 

Waiting for the day I can actually go outside in shorts an...

March 13, 2017

As I watered the plants that are overwintering in the family room and kitchen, it reminded of how that merely means 'keeping them inside for 8 months until it's nice enough outside on the deck or in the garden to move them for a few short weeks to see the sun. They mus...

February 15, 2017

It started out as a challenge to see if we could actually get maple sap from a tree in the backyard. That first of many late Winters we were thrilled to see our little measuring cup hanging on the maple tree have maybe four ounces of sap! The next year we took a class...

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