Mondays in My Garden: Geckos and Broccoli

Good Afternoon Everyone and welcome to another “Mondays in My Garden” update! This week, I wanted to share some specifics for how to plant potatoes and sugar peas. But we had some significant wind over the weekend, so our planting plans had to be postponed! Instead I’ll share a few pictures from this week in our garden. First is some fresh organic broccoli we picked this morning ....more

Mondays in My Garden: Start with a plan

Good Morning Everyone and welcome to another “Mondays in My Garden” update! This week, I wanted to share what I do each year to start our family garden!  First, I usually start by making a wish list of all the wonderful things I want to grow.  Or you can just go to a local garden center and pick up a few seed packets.)  Next is sketching the areas I have available for our garden and planning according to the space needed.  This ...more

Tea time and a photography tip

Today the cousins are enjoying the warm morning sun and a bottomless teapot of water and honey. ...more

Today, I am savoring…

time with my visiting mom and sister… the smell of fresh earth as we finish planting some purple pansies… ...more

Welcome to “Mondays in My Garden”

Do you have a garden? In all of the places we have lived as a military family, we have always had a garden. Whether it is a narrow flower bed along the side of our four-plex, ...more

Planting Season and Suggestions wanted

This is what this corner of my yard looked like when we bought our house last June. And this is the view this morning. (8 months later) ...more

There is wisdom in Cookies and Milk

A wise friend of mine recently told me - ...more

Today, I will tackle…

the laundry… ...more

Mondays in My Garden

With the warmer weather we’ve been having here in El Paso, I’ve been spending a lot of time outside. And I’m finally starting to see some hints of future fruit for all of my labor ....more

Sequestration: Disappointment and Resiliency

Dear Congress. On election day this year, I shared this quote by Abraham Lincoln on my facebook page: “With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan — to do all which may achieve ...more