A friend said something to me the other day and it struck home.
The Beet Goes On is the perfect gift book for best friends, family, your favorite gardener, or dog lover.
Is there anything more exciting for a gardener than to harvest lemons in the middle of winter? I brought these in last week from the greenhouse and couldn’t resist photographing them to share. Aren’t they beauties? They are called Meyer Improved. The Improved part seems to be a thinner skin, more juice, more sweetness, Continue Reading »
To Everything There is a Season…and a time to every Purpose: BLOGCATION! Greetings to all in the New Year. Hopefully you had a peaceful and happy holiday with those you love best. It was great hearing from so many of you. Many thanks to Ginnie for this “Squash quoting Shakespeare” photograph, as my Continue Reading »
Animals are not brethren. They are not underlings. They are other nations caught like ourselves in this web of life and time.
I was bribed to go to the high school reunion. Bribed with the promise of apple pie and homemade ice cream at the Mountain Creamery in Woodstock, Vermont. Bribed by covered bridges in Cornwall and pumpkin stands all along route 7. Bribed by classic Salt box homes in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and white picket fences surrounding snazzy estates in Litchfield and Lenox.
When you have a blog, a big part of the fun is finding like-minded souls whose writing you love.
When I read the paragraph below from Grace Peterson’s new book, I realized I’d stumbled onto a gardener who had the same desires I did: someone else who wanted the whole package. Grace’s book is funny and poignant, full of pure fancy and useful information. You’ll love it. “I think one of the perks Continue Reading »
So saith Roger Rosenblatt, an essayist I love and whose little book Rules for Aging so intrigued me that I swooped it up from a pile of books at Powell’s. You know what it is like. You spot a book cover intimating that the secrets of successful aging are now at your fingertips. As if. Continue Reading »
What’s better than a road trip with a good buddy? Some of you thought: husband maybe? Others of you protested, no way, it’s my dog, of course. But girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, dog, your current stud muffin…… A good road trip friend is a great friend indeed. Just think what you find out about this Continue Reading »