Conker Park

R, Sidney and I have a lot of “traditions” we’ve established in the last three years and one of those is “Conker Park” in the fall. It involves loading the top of a riding toy in the park with conkers and then making them fly off… we even went in late summer, even though we […]

The Dying Cedar

We’re mourning a dying cedar tree when there are many more things to grieve about just now…but this tree has provided us shade and shelter for many years…a buffer from a busy traffic corner (our garden is the definition of rus in urbe).  It has that familiar dying cedar look to it (over the years […]

WINTER!!!

Yep…it has been sort of winter-quiet here…head colds, PT, stuff.  Not much shopping this year, but the trees are up… and today…SNOW!   The elf drove me out and about… the first camellia was unceremoniously dislodged and here’s how it looked from 12:30 on: but we got home in time for a coffee and a fireside […]

SUMMER!

I actually do have a serious and informative post for later in the week, but I’ve been doing some summer things of late…it began with a seismic upgrade which meant cleaning the basement, this of a house we’ve lived in for 36 years…can you IMAGINE what a momentous photo this is?? …and artist Kathryn Cellerini […]