preparing for spring

The crocuses are blooming in my yard; the hellebores are flowering in my garden. While walking Tully the Dog today, we came across a round of robins–at least 15 birds. Not so surprising as yesterday’s northern Virginia temperature reached near 80 degrees....
winter newsletter

winter newsletter

Happy New Year! Thank you for signing up for my seasonal newsletter! It’s winter in Virginia, and unlike last year, we are getting crushed by the same super low temps hitting other parts of the country. My kids are already planning on two-hour delays for school...
summer newsletter – deleted chapter

summer newsletter – deleted chapter

As summer winds down, I’m reminded that my favorite season is right around the corner. I love autumn—the fall foliage, the anticipatory feeling that the holidays are just around the corner, not to mention that the kids are back in school. With the end of one season,...
garden invasion

garden invasion

For the 2nd year in a row, half of my garden has been in turmoil. It starts around October when the neighborhood vixen and fox dig a deep hole along our foundation and under our garage. We fill it up; they come back and dig it out. After trying to take our garden back...