Random 5 for June 13, 2021 – Flowers, Gus, downsizing, windows, houseguests

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Discovery! – The new house has basic landscaping.  Not a lot of beautiful gardens or flowers but I have found a few. There is a gorgeous peony in the back. Unfortunately it’s at a spot that you can’t see from … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 25, 2021 – Painting, new products, colors, spring, chipmunks

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Still painting – The worst thing about being consumed with house updates is that you miss the experiences that inspire you to write and you eat a lot of “take out.” I work by myself so there are no stupid … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 28 – Flower tent, Easter, people, decisions, life

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It’s back! – The flower tent is back up. That’s a sure sign of spring. The Easter flowers should be appearing early this week, followed by spring flowers, Mother’s Day flowers and bedding plants. Woo hoo! Last year they erected … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 5 – Clorox, necessities, deliveries, masks, flowers

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Times be weird – I went to bed last night with hand lotion on my hands. Even with the lotion they smelled like Clorox. That’s the new eau de perfume at my house. The cats are not happy about that … Continue reading

Sights around the ‘hood

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I’m always surprised at how much more you observe when you walk in my neighborhood during the early morning. A home in a neighborhood adjacent to mine, has a statue of the Blessed Mother in the front yard. It looks … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 25 – Anniversaries, changes, fireworks, crazy people, hydrangeas

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Happy anniversary to the beloved husband! — I did it again! Yesterday was my 10th wedding anniversary and I forgot. The beloved husband didn’t. Instead of a serenade I was awakened at 2:15 a.m. by the damn smoke alarms but … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 28 – Memorial Day, summer, crazy drivers, weather, germs

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Memorial Day – People in the US will celebrate all military veterans tomorrow. It’s a solemn holiday but as we do, we will have fun with barbeques, patriotic concerts and festivals. Happy holiday to all and a special thanks to … Continue reading

Observations with a glass in need of a refill

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I am a “glass half full” person but lately I find myself waiting for the “other shoe to fall.” Each good thing seems to be counterbalanced. We are having a strange spring. February brought warm weather that pushed plant growth. … Continue reading