Late Summer Patio

I spent some time last weekend sprucing up the patio, which had been showing lots of signs of late summer neglect. My motivation was Monday night’s book club, which we had to move indoors anyway because of high temps and humidity. But I’m loving the freshened up patio, even if I’m mostly looking at it from my kitchen window […]

Spring Touches

I’ve taken care of my camera issues so I’m popping in to share a few touches of spring, which seems to have taken on an accidental yellow theme this year. I hope you’re enjoying Spring where you are. P.S. A spring wreath makeover.

Fall Wreath Reworked

My wreath from last year wasn’t working. The picture below is how it looked on the front door last fall. Truth be told, it wasn’t working for me last year either. I really didn’t care for the sunflowers, even though I was born in and grew up in and currently live in The Sunflower State, for […]

Summer Reds

In this Memorial Day post I mentioned that I was going to try my basket of real flowers on the front door again this year. I know I’m tempting fate by saying this before August is even here, but they’re doing well. Better than last year. I think it’s because I used petunias (hardy!) and because we’ve had somewhat milder temps […]

Let’s Talk Boxwood

When we moved into our house 13 years ago next week, there were two long boxwood hedges lining the sidewalk to our front door. After a while we began to notice an odor that smelled like – there’s no delicate way to put this – cat urine. Turns out that’s a distinctive boxwood odor, although […]

Potted Herb Garden

We are smack dab in the middle of two graduations, my son from high school last night and my daughter from college on Saturday. But I recently planted a few herbs and snapped a few pics so I wanted to take a minute to share them here. I chose the two herbs that I buy the most […]

Patio Before and After

Recently we had our patio rebuilt. Here are a couple of before pictures of the old patio when it was all cleared and ready for demolition. And here’s a lovely closeup where you can see part of the reason why a patio redo was necessary. And now the after pics, with not a bit of exposed rebar […]