Category Archives: Front Page

"Welcome" Garden Sign

And Then the Squirrel Moved In

This is the message that greets visitors to my garden. Rather, it did.  Until recently. If you look carefully in the background on the left side of the sign you will see one of two wire baskets that hang near my house.  They were once home to … Read More

African Chitenge Fabric

Never Leave Town Without One of These in Your Bag

Only one thing could be better than owning a house at the beach, and that is having a generous friend invite you to stay at hers.  Opportunities like that motivate me to get my bags packed before you can blink an eye. Being the fashion trendsetter that I am, … Read More


Watercolor Memories

  Minutes. Hours. Days.  They trickle away like water through my fingers.  As I experience them the moments seem full, busy, and even meaningful, but when I turn to look back upon them I do not see them as crisp and clearly defined in my mind, but instead most of them have become a blur.  … Read More


U. S. Botanic Garden

The U. S. Botanic Garden  is the oldest continually operating botanic garden in the United States.  Home to almost 10,000 living specimens, some of them over 165 years old, there was plenty to feast my eyes on during my recent visit.  Here are just a few … Read More


What Will I Wear Today?

  What do your clothes say about you?  Are you a rule follower?  You wouldn’t be caught dead wearing  white after Labor Day, you actually change your purse to match your outfit, so on and so forth.  You’re a good little soldier, staying in step with tradition.   Do you … Read More


and the things of Earth will grow strangely dim…

Turn your eyes upon Jesus Look full in His wonderful face   and the things of Earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His Glory and Grace.      Blessings,  


Adventures in Silk Land

A friend recently told me that she receives notifications when I add a new post, but she waits until she is home with her husband so they can read them together.  This was a very affirming  and encouraging statement, but I must confess it also … Read More


My Little Bit of Eden

Sometimes dreams do come true.  No, I didn’t win the lottery.  That one probably won’t come true since I don’t buy lottery tickets.  But a little gardening dream of mine has become reality. I ran across this 2002 Wayside Gardens catalog in a stash of … Read More


Finding the Forgotten

  Ever tuck something away for safe keeping only to forget about it for a time?  It could be spring bulbs popping up in unexpected corners of the garden.  A photograph of a long-forgotten event. A twenty dollar bill in a hidden purse pocket.  A special scripture that speaks to your heart.  … Read More

Grape Hyacinths-Muscari

Turf Wars

I’m a garden gal, not a lawn lady, so little by little over the years I have managed to turn various patches of turf into flower beds.  I have my eye on a few more spots, and these little gems are my first sneaky step toward … Read More