The landscaper still has not got back in touch with me. I will have to send him another message to prod him along. The ground is still a little damp to do what is needed, but he certainly could begin dismantling the front walk. My mother is moving in around the end of May. I found […]Read more "Changes"
Guess what we received more of? Yes, RAIN! I don’t know how the weather has been in your area of the world, but here it’s been constant rain. I think it is safe to say there will be no drought this year. I suppose we could experience a hot summer with little rain, but I […]Read more "Garden Yearnings and Decorating"
I have been working on various projects this past weekend. Last weekend I was intending on finishing the closet, but there was a wee bit of a problem. I experienced my very first new home owner disaster, so to speak. There is a plumbing access panel in my bedroom closet. It was poorly made and […]Read more "Continuing Projects"
I am finding this weather intolerable. In fact I am quite put off by it as are many other people I know. I keep thinking of the garden and making plans, but this cruel weather persists. I am chilled to the bone, but I definitely have a Spring fever! I have been working out plans […]Read more "Chilled Bones – Spring Fever"
Something most people would agree on is the amazing sense of being one gets when visiting a forest. It’s alive. No, I mean, it IS ALIVE. They talk to one another in hushed tones. You know they do. Walk through a forest and you can almost hear it. Perhaps you have experienced it or perhaps […]Read more "They Are Talking"
The question is should I paint some of the floors? One of the things that I wished I could have done when I purchased this home was to have the floors refinished before moving in. The cost for such an endeavor made it not possible and it will remain not possible for sometime. The floors are […]Read more "To Paint or Not To Paint"
I believe I get this from a well loved garden.Read more "The Revered Gaze"
I have been having a tough time deciding on a plan for the back garden. I think the main problem for me has been the lay of the land, so to speak. Quite simply the yard is a mess. There are craters from trees that were removed long ago and large ruts from the roofers […]Read more "Garden Planning"
Lately have been thinking about the new garden and all that needs to be done. Essentially, I’m all over the map when it comes to deciding what to do first. There is too much to do! However, this evening while at work I decided to focus on the greenhouse. Who know’s what I will […]Read more "Greenhouse Alterations"
It has been a long break from reality and it will be difficult returning to work this Monday after 12 days off, but such is this paradigm. Tomorrow I shall begin the clean up and take down the holiday ornaments and put them away for another year, but at this moment the lights are on […]Read more "Happy New Year!"
This is the first Winter Solstice and Christmas in the new house. However, it’s going to be a low key event as my mother has decided not to visit and Melissa will be travelling. As it turns out it is just Nora-Grace and myself. My mother is feeling overwhelmed with going through her belongings and trying to […]Read more "Blasé Holiday Decorating"
I found a wonderful short film by Erik Wernquist. It’s a fantastic and brilliant look at our future possibilities and what we are capable of. I find it a refreshing positive outlook on the human species considering all the negative things happening in the world and what is presented in television and movies. What also makes […]Read more "Wanderers"
The weather has been cold this past week, but it’s warmed up a bit. However, it’s supposed to drop again. Last week was the final push for plants to go in to dormancy. It’s always a bit sad to see the plants shrivel up and look so bad, but I know they will come back […]Read more "Fading Plants and Fire Warmth"
Aside from the silly emotions or lack there of, various projects have been going on. Last month we decided to clean out the green house. When it was moved it was placed haphazardly on its “foundation” and then filled with stuff. The green house is placed on an old cement pad that was once the […]Read more "Making Progress"
It is said buying a home, your first home is exciting. You supposedly are excited and ready to dive in to unpacking and all the various and endless projects of making the place yours. I have to admit I had the opposite effect and I honestly am not entirely sure as to why. I have […]Read more "Mixed Emotions"