I have been working through this face reaction (I don’t think I have ever felt so un-lovely!) for four days now. Every morning is a bit better, and no additional symptoms, so I am going to work today on organizing some of my office (if Grant, who stayed home ill feels better in the afternoon […]
Tom and Grant got the shelf OFF my desk and ONTO the wall this evening!
…the temperature outside is already close to 75 F, the house is as cool as it is going to be and starting to inch up (70 being the low inside today), and you have NO blinds/drapes/shutters for the windows that get the most sun? Improvise!
And rained. And rained. According to the weather team at KOMO in Seattle, we have already had more rain this year than fell in all of 1952 (the driest year on record). A short article was posted to their blog this morning. Yesterday we worked on the house. Grant and Tom (and Mady) got the […]
After years of stagnation in house and yard, we made progress in the garden, and the flower beds are much neater and prolific. And now, we are making progress in the house, as evidenced by the (recycled/reclaimed) green carpet in the living room that should help us keep a little warmer this winter. The piano […]
Okay, here are a few pics from this past week: The house with the fig tree looking big and the garden under the medlar looking “kempt.” The hollyhock the deer almost annihilated, no leaves, only one flower bud remained… and it BLOOMED! The garden, showing the gate (still need to finish the right side) and […]
Today began like a normal late-summer morning: foggy.
I have in the past had subscriptions to periodicals such as “Better Homes and Gardens” and “Sunset” (Western Edition, of course), as well as “Horticulture” and “Organic Gardening” among others. Sometimes, reading magazines is like the equivalent of a fashion- or fitness-conscious person reading fashion and exercise magazines (which I have also been and done […]
There are little treasures everywhere in the garden now. One of the dahlias by the driveway, the arrow pointing left in the last post, is finally blooming. The image links to the Dan’s Dahlias page with a full description. This is one of the few surviving plants from the Seattle Flower and Garden Show. I […]
I have been trying for months (years, actually) to get rid of some of the extra things that have accumulated over the years. Today TEN boxes left the house. Most were “book size” boxes, the fairly small ones from U-Haul. One box held the old blender, another had a wok, there were clothes, a few […]