Random 5 for September 18 – Melancholy, traffic, weather, yardwork, on-line tickets

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What is it about September – I always get a twinge of melancholy in September. I don’t know why. It comes early in the month, stays for a short visit and then moves on. Perhaps it’s part of the seasonal … Continue reading

Tomato wrap-up

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(Or so you hope…) The start of tomato season wasn’t pretty. A juvenile groundhog skinny enough to squeeze through a standard chain link fence 6’ tall ravished my early plants. He (and it’s a he because I saw his balls … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 10 – Tomatoes, swamp ass, tropics, bitch, stupid sales pitches

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Tomatoes – Woo hoo I got my first tomato this week. Yes, it’s a yellow cherry tomato but I am very happy! The garden has been quiet. I put chicken wire around my plants. Perhaps that groundhog got too fat … Continue reading

When it comes to gardens, the critters win again

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A few years back I wrote a post about my tomatoes. The critters were eating them first. After I put in a dog pen I was able to enjoy a garden. Then this year happened. If you read my post … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 26 – Vacations, Amazon, cats, illness, groundhogs

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Where is everyone? – Everyone seems to have disappeared. Maybe vacation? Even Starbucks isn’t crowded. Bloggers, shoppers, friends are all on hiatus! There is something I like about that (at least the Starbucks part) but it also feels like something … Continue reading

The on-going battle for control

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It happens to everyone sooner or later. They can’t help themselves. The attraction to the camera is just too much. Lily (the wayward deer who keeps trashing my pond) has discovered the night camera. Earlier this week she posed this … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 5 – Birthdays, pond, Starbucks, tornados, relocations

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Happy Birthday Bro! – Last weekend was my brother’s 85th birthday. He is amazing. I think of him as 60 but sometimes he acts like 16. He has taught me a lot but most of all if you have your … Continue reading