On a Frightening World

I’m thinking out loud here. I don’t know about you, but I find the world rather frightening at the moment. Ferguson ....more

A Scrappy Little Garden

At this point in the summer, it becomes increasingly obvious that things are changing. There’s a shift: more leaves on the ground, coneflowers looking past their prime, the yellowing of leaves after days and days of the hot August sun with no rain. The sedum, always a spot of color in Autumn, is clearly gearing up for its show ....more


I’ve been thinking about the word...more

The Sweetness of Home

Gosh, Don and I are homebodies. We find that the older we get, the more we love hanging around our cottage. We don’t need a lot of outside stimulation, though we get plenty of that when we’re working away from home ....more

Uncle Don’s Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

My husband likes to cook. Thank goodness,...more

An Apple, A Movie & A Flower

I drove to the Apple Store yesterday – the closest one is an hour away – and had a chat with a...more

Elusive Butterfly

I date myself by using this post title. Does anyone else remember that song, sung by Bob Lind (I had to look it up) and released in 1966? I wasn’t a big fan, but I do remember it clearly ....more

Book Review: After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman

Hello, everyone. Today I am reviewing After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman for TLC Book Tours. As always, I am provided with a copy of the book in return for my honest review ....more

My Moment with Lauren Bacall

Since it was cloudy and overcast yesterday afternoon, I grabbed the opportunity to take a walk with Don on our local rail trail. (I’m supposed to stay out of the direct sun while on my antibiotic.) It was late in the day, rather spur of the moment, and it felt so good to hike, even for a relatively short distance. I love my cottage, but the walls were closing in on me! ...more

Flora and Fauna Edition

Yesterday, I was walking Scoutie on the property. As I headed around the corner of the porch, I saw the most gorgeous Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly. He was on one of the blooms on the butterfly bush, wings fully spread, quite still ....more