July Fourth

    I wish each of you and yours a very happy Fourth of July. Let freedom ring! AMERICA My country tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died! Land of the Pilgrim's pride! From every mountain side, Let freedom ring! My native country, thee, Land of … Continue reading July Fourth

Easter is Here

Since it is Easter time, I thought I would share with you one of my most precious personal photographs...This is my grandmother, Goggy, with me in the 1950s in front of church on Easter Sunday. If you were a child of those days, you probably remember getting a new Easter bonnet and/or spring coat most … Continue reading Easter is Here

Bottlebrush Forest

Just a quick post to let you know I am indeed alive and well.... I will be back soon with tales of what's been going on. Nothing terribly exciting really, unless you count purging a closet for the first time in about 15 years and stuff like that. But I do have a few tidbits … Continue reading Bottlebrush Forest

Just Say No to the Attic!

Because this could happen. Yup, you could end up with a flat Italian camel stuck for eternity in a grotesque pose. If you buy a wreath or topiary from me, I give you some written tips about how to take care of it.  Here is an excerpt: Please do not store in a hot/cold attic.  … Continue reading Just Say No to the Attic!

Indoor Delight

In case you are suffering from the winter blues... I wanted to share something beautiful with you. A few days ago these had just broken through the soil and now...!!! Hyacinths coming into full bloom with a fragrance so divine - I can smell them from the next room. Enjoy! "In all things of nature … Continue reading Indoor Delight