Friday, March 28, 2008


I love Spring.

The weeds are blooming and my mailbox is stuffed with a budding gardeners' wish.

Yes, it is catalog time for all those seed, rose, perennial and anything else for the yard catalogs to arrive and I love it. It reminds me of being a kid and the Sear's Christmas catalog has arrived and I finally get my turn to dream.

I have the same ritual, gathering all the catalogs', getting my warm blanket and a cup of steaming wassail and I begin to dream of constructing a garden of pure beauty and delight. I mark and tag and discover the latest rose, the hardiest geranium and in the end I am determined that this be the year of great accomplishments. But then I begin to add up my wants and needs and discover that those gardens you see in the magazine's happened over time and my meager budget only will allow some minor changes. Awh......

But I get to dream of what might be rather then what I really have, dead grass, broken sprinkler heads and blooming weeds to enjoy.

Happy Gardening everyone!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Some of the "Men" in my life....

I am so lucky to have such wonderful "Men" in my life.
I have a wonderful Dad, Husband and Son that are so much alike and yet so individual.

Today my dear Dad came and "caulked" for us. He is the Professional Caulker and "The Man" was more than happy to turn that dreary job over to him. "Sweet-boy" was so happy to have Grandpa here, when he got home from school, that he had to show Grandpa the deck that he has single handedly torn down with just a big shovel and gravity.

What wonderful "men" to have in my life.