Signs of Life Everywhere

’Tis Easter Eve on this side of the world, and there are promising signs of life everywhere. The hills are countless shades of green; fragile yellow flowers are bursting through layered calichi; the nestling wrens aren’t nestlings anymore; and the garden is growing. As promised, I’m updating you on our new way of gardening and…

Wren’s Nest Rival

I expected by now the philodendron would have filled my pineapple planter right outside the front door and its tendrils would be dripping over the sides. Not so. Things changed when a couple of house wrens decided to create their cup-sized nest in the planter. Unknowingly, those perky songbirds set up a situation – a…

Jumping for Joy

We live in such a fabulous world in such a fascinating time in history. You might not come to that conclusion from watching the news or reading the newspapers, but nonetheless, it’s still true. During the fall season, Bill and I enjoy sailing the St. Lawrence River through Canada and New England, visiting interesting ports…

ANOTHER TRIP AROUND THE SUN

It’s the last day of September. Can it be? I haven’t even bought the Tootsie Rolls for Halloween, and Christmas decorations are on store shelves. But I LOVE September –it just whispers autumn. The shadows from the setting sun are cast a bit earlier, the mornings are slightly cooler, and the angle of the sun coming…