August in the Garden

Hot days gave way this week to milder temps, which certainly felt better to me. I usually just suffer through August, watching old classic football games to distract me from the heat and looking forward to September. I'm excited about the fair, and a few other things planned for that month. On the veranda, I …

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Sunday Chat

It was a week of flitting from project to project. Somehow my concentration was a bit off. Early mornings were cool, but the days warmed up fast to hot and humid. On the bird feeder this week, a mom cardinal brought her son. You can see he is almost done molting his baby feathers and …

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Sunday Chat with a Lemon Tablescape

Last weekend, we had our neighbors up for a cookout. I had thought to just leave up my July 4th tablescape, but that holiday was over, and it seemed that a summer theme was in order. So I put my blue and yellow table topper back on the table and added a yellow ceramic basket …

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Late June in the Garden

Milder and cooler temperatures moved in this week, making sitting on the veranda a real joy. Recent rains have brought the hydrangea into bloom too. The lime I put on the ground under the plant is helping the blooms toward the purple color I like best. Lots of beautiful blooms are all over this shrub. …

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June in the Garden

The floral show continues in June with daylilies and more coming along. I am delighted with these snapdragons, so many pretty colors and such a profusion of blooms. Medium pink above, and the lighter pink below are side by side. The yellow ones behind are coming into bloom too. Of course, I love the purity …

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Sunday Chat and Critter Watch

Someone was sitting nicely, paws folded on our front door mat the other day. The mat says 'wipe your paws' but I'm not sure he did so. Still, cuteness abounds and peanut butter sandwiches needed to be made and offered. This week, I made my Summer Squash Casserole, with a slight change. After mashing the …

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Sunday Chat

Seems like the number of activities has increased exponentially lately. Maybe it is just the contrast from the past year of staying home. We are playing pickleball a couple of times a week now, and doing more with friends as well. Two trips to Atlanta to deal with issues with my mother in law's home …

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Sunday Chat

This week sure has had its ups and downs. The euphoria of the new recommendations for vaccinated people being able to resume normal activities inside and outside was long awaited, and wonderful. So we feel free to meet our vaccinated friends, and have a meal inside a restaurant. But the flip side is that there …

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