What Are You Growing in Your Backyard Garden?

It's that time of year again. School is out, the temperatures are rising, and suddenly you hear the siren call of soil and seed packets. Are you a backyard gardener? With the locavore and sustainable food movements growing, backyard gardens are more popular than ever. Even our First Lady has a veggie garden in the back yard of the White House....more
I've been growing herbs and veggies in my backyard for many years. Most of my problems come ... more

A Stroll Through My Backyard

    Spring is my favorite season.  It's when I can look out my windows and see a backyard full of daffodils and narcissus.  When the days are cold, I might pick a few of my miniature daffodils and bring them in the house to enjoy.      Only one variety of...more
Hello Julie.... Columbines will scatter seed and I have many plants that have come from ... more

Dear Quinn and Gavin,

                                                 Dear Quinn and Gavin,...more
  A sweet visit with two darling children, plus a cat..  Babies grow up way too fast so get all ... more

My Paintings From a Watercolor Workshop

    This past winter I enrolled in a beginner's watercolor workshop.  The instructor had us draw and paint pictures done by famous artists: Degas, Winslow Homer, and Sargent, and I tried very hard to do a good job.  Some of the paintings were chosen to help us with buildings and objects that receded into the background, while other paintings were to help us use a dark background to bring out, or define, something white.  You can see my attempt at this when I painted the pasta makers.  Another painting I ch...more
 @mercedesaug  What a kind thing to say, Mercedes.  Thank you.  more

My Paintings From a Watercolor Workshop

    This past winter I enrolled in a beginner's watercolor workshop.  The instructor had us draw and paint pictures done by famous artists: Degas, Winslow Homer, and Sargent, and I tried very hard to do a good job.  Some of the paintings were chosen to help us with buildings and objects that receded into the background, while other paintings were to help us use a dark background to bring out, or define, something white.  You can see my attempt at this when I painted the pasta makers.  Another painting I ch...more
Victoria, thank you! You're always there with some positive comments.  I appreciate your taking ... more

A Visual Journal: February in Manhattan

  Pen, Ink, and Watercolors   One of my hobbies is watercolor painting.  I've done quite a few watercolors, but more recently I've ventured into something a little different.  I've begun to work in the mixed-media of pen, ink, and watercolors.  Last February I was in New York City with my hubby, brother, and sister-in-law.  The temperature was 17 degrees and it was windy.  We weren't about to stay indoors and so we set off for Time's Square.  I had my camera and took a lot of phot...more
 @KarenLynnn Karen Lynn, I'm sorry I posted the wrong link to my web site.  It's ... more

A Visual Journal: February in Manhattan

  Pen, Ink, and Watercolors   One of my hobbies is watercolor painting.  I've done quite a few watercolors, but more recently I've ventured into something a little different.  I've begun to work in the mixed-media of pen, ink, and watercolors.  Last February I was in New York City with my hubby, brother, and sister-in-law.  The temperature was 17 degrees and it was windy.  We weren't about to stay indoors and so we set off for Time's Square.  I had my camera and took a lot of phot...more
Thank you, Whitney.  I visited your web site and although my computer is slow, I did get to see ... more

What causes emotional immaturity?

Emotionally immature people are those that haven’t moved onto adult ways of thinking and behaving. They seem to be trapped in a childish mentality but don’t (and probably never will) realize it. It can be a 50, 80, 28 or 35 year old - male or female. It is not a problem confined to one specific age group or gender. ...more
I read a book several years ago about "child-like, parent-like, and adult-like" behaviors. ... more

Season's Greetings 2011

    Season's Greetings 2011     I visited my favorite greenhouse this past weekend because they were having their annual Christmas Open House.  I wasn't disappointed with the things I found.  Not only do they offer refreshents for visitors, but this year there was a fifteen member Swing Band.  ...more
@KarenLynnn I have a red Christmas cactus and it's blooming. I have small ones, too, and one ... more

Christmas Photoshoot with the Babies :)

Darling children and they photograph beautifully. more