Thursday, June 30, 2016

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

 I'm delighted to see you at Foodie Friday and Everything Else. The holiday weekend is almost here, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you are bringing to the party. If you're looking for ideas, here are a few outstanding blogs to visit:

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Butterfly Bushes in the Memory Garden

A wispy breeze washes over me as I step into the Memory Garden to check the butterfly bushes. It is early morning, that magical time before summer heat pushes down like a hand. My rubber boots sink into the fresh mulch as I check the bushes for spent blossoms. As I snip, I observe the bushes' general health. The lacy Buddleia davidii aren't just shrubs, they are symbolic. They mark the resting places of my Yorkies, Mister and Zap.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

Welcome to Foodie Friday and Everything Else. Is it hot where you live? The temperature reached 96 degrees on my hilltop, and I've been thinking about ways to cool down. I spotted lots of ideas at last week's party.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

Welcome to Foodie Friday and Everything Else. It's a beautiful day on the hilltop, sunny and clear,  not too hot. I'm getting ready to plant flowers in the trellis beds (I haven't identified them, so I'm calling them Pink Things). I hope you are enjoying these early days of June.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Five Million Leaves

It was high summer the first time we saw the house. The yard had umpteen trees, but I didn't see any fallen leaves. The patios and yard were pristine. I never really thought what would happen when autumn arrived, seeing as I'd lived on a bald hilltop for a decade. Trees were a novelty. I hadn't raked a leaf in years. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

After the Rain

 After three days of relentless rain, the sun came out, blazing in a peculiar blue-green light. I looked up from my desk, out the window, and saw a rainbow--and the faint etching of a second rainbow. You can see it in the upper left corner. Well, you would have thought I'd won the lottery or an all-expense paid trip to Europe. Nothing could have thrilled me more than a double rainbow. Shoot, even one would make my day!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Rattlebridge in Bloom

 As June begins, I'm celebrating the hydrangeas at Rattlebridge. After two bloomless summers, the shrubs bounced back, surprising me with drifts of pink, blue, and purple. They're plump and gorgeous, adding color (and a bit of magic) to the shake and stone cottage.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

It's time for Foodie Friday and Everything Else. I hope you had a fun, food-filled holiday. I'm looking forward to seeing your recipes and projects. Last week's party was stellar. Here are a few highlights: