Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Thursday, February 13, 2014


No not the candy bar, Mounds, but snow mounds and more forming.

Snow filters through the screen piling up.

Pretty soon you won't be able to tell where the swing begins the snow level is coming up to meet it.

Objects are slowly buried and take on new shapes - mounds.

We have over a foot at 9:00 AM and more coming.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Good Deed Update

I wrote about a good deed crochet project I was undertaking here.  Well the good deed is done.

Now I can return to working on crochet projects for my very new, very first grandchild - a little girl named Annabelle.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


We are in the grip of an ice storm.  It's treacherous out there and will be until it warms up some.  I stepped out the back to take these photos and almost slipped on the deck which I thought was only wet, but was iced.  I could hear the sound of branches cracking in the woods.  Limbs that have leaves/needles like the holly, beech and pine are hanging low.

It's beautiful so long as I'm nice and warm inside.

As I was preparing this post this deer came to the pond garden outside my study window.  It paws the leaves away looking for shoots of the liriope underneath.  It's hungry but I won't feed them as some of my friends in this community do.  They find things to eat.  Notice the cedar tree on the left below that has been munched on.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Now & Then

[Now photos taken during our 2/3 weather event which started as pouring rain
and switched over to sleet.]

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