Best laid plans…

The thing about New Year's resolutions is that it's usually wishful thinking for me!  As a matter a fact, I have given up making them, instead, I just keep my head buried in the now and like Scarlet, I'll think about it on another day. I have a New Year's ritual of cleaning and organizing, but… Continue reading Best laid plans…

Perfection in the nature…

  I love winter and, in particular, snow...I'm sure I'm in the minority on this! Yes, it's been bitterly cold and driving on icy roads is a nightmare, but the beauty that surrounds us is impossible to ignore A winter garden is more beautiful (my opinion!), than when in full bloom at the height of summer.… Continue reading Perfection in the nature…

Merry Christmas…

    Who would have guessed that it would be another Covid Christmas this year? Certainly not me! Despite all the challenges we're facing, I have no doubt you are racing around (in less than ideal driving conditions) doing last-minute gift buying, trying to navigate your overflowing shopping cart in a crowded grocery market (and the… Continue reading Merry Christmas…

“The Countdown to Christmas”…

Like over 80 million other viewers, I have been watching the Hallmark Christmas movies since the end of October.  On weekdays, movies from past years are replayed and on Saturday and Sunday, the new releases are aired  If you are having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit, set aside a couple of hours to get… Continue reading “The Countdown to Christmas”…

Entertaining at Christmas…

Don't we all wish we were as relaxed about entertaining as Ina Garten...not to mention being a whizz in the kitchen like her?  I have most of Ina Garten's cookbooks, and her recipes and philosophy about cooking and entertaining are simple but elegant. In addition, she has a fantastic kitchen garden that provides all the… Continue reading Entertaining at Christmas…

What’s on your tree…

For me, setting up the Christmas tree signals the beginning of the holiday season. However, this year, I've decided it would be too risky to decorate a tree with all my treasured ornaments. Unfortunately, Charlie, our Labradoodle puppy, is still in charge over here, and I know she would delight in nothing more than plucking… Continue reading What’s on your tree…

An Indoor Garden…

  We received our first major snowfall this week...that wet, heavy snow that is hard to shovel, but a gift for our trees and shrubs.  With the substantial accumulation of snow, I think it's safe to say that winter has arrived and is here until next spring. Although gardening is a passion for many of… Continue reading An Indoor Garden…