Monday, March 26, 2018

Treasured Memories

I love Irish lace and crocheted curtains, that timeless look just captivates me.
It reminds me of looking through my grandma's kitchen-window, and watching her work in the rhubarb patch out in her garden.
Surrounded by a weather-worn picket fence, wearing her apron, and the family Corgi by her side.
I've treated myself to a beautiful pair of intricately crocheted panels, I swear I can smell rhubarb and custard simmering in the kitchen.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

March Surprise


So despite the rise in temperatures these last few weeks, with plants emerging, and flowers blooming, we were hit with another round of snow last night. No accumulation in our neck of the woods, but a little further north, merely a hop, skip and a jump over the state line, snow blanketed the landscape once again.

The shops are displaying their summer wares. Beautiful gardening goods, shovels, spades and digging forks, all nicely decorated with butterflies and ladybugs, just waiting for eager hands to partake.
New bird houses and baskets filled with flower seeds of endless varieties.

Easter is just around the corner, I hope those kiddos can avoid wearing their overcoats when they are busily egg-hunting.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Oliver Love

"Oliver look this way and smile"

" You forgot to open your eyes "


Monday, March 12, 2018


Just as longer days appear, and plans of garden-plotting begin, a March-snow falls from the sky.
Thankfully measured in inches, not feet, as with other parts of the country.
Newspaper coronets have been placed over plants that have boldly appeared from the winter soil,  and white sheets draped to protect emerging Clematis vines.
Humans and portly felines now cocooned fireside.
Brambly Hedge : Illustrated by Jill Barklem

Monday, March 5, 2018

Rabbit Love

I have loved rabbits for as long as I can remember.
All breeds of rabbits, their soft fur, and long ears, floppy or standing tall.

When I was younger, most of my time was spent caring for, and raising rabbits, they were my constant companions. 
My school friends spent  their pocket-money on weekly cinema-visits and ice-creams, mine was spent on rabbit food at the local pet shop.

It's a love I have carried into my adult life, although sadly, I am rabbit-less these days.
We'll have to see what we can do about this inequity.

Feeding the Rabbits: Felix Schlesinger

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Tennessee In Bloom

Color is once again returning to our landscapes.
The spring trees are in bloom.
Dogwood, Bradford Pear, Cherry and Magnolia, all doing their part, and adding their touch to the spring palette.


An altered look about the hills;
A Tyrian light the village fills;
A wider sunrise in the dawn;
A deeper twilight on the lawn;
A print of a vermilion foot;
A purple finger on the slope;
A flippant fly upon the pane;
A spider at his trade again;
An added strut in chanticleer;
A flower expected everywhere ..."

~Emily Dickinson