may 8, 2018

“Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit.” ~ Unknown     If anyone knows what this delicate flower is called, tell me. After Edgar arrived last week, I didn’t want to mow for fear of hurting or scaring him. So, the grass got much longer than usual, but something truly beautiful happened in the meantime. The yard filled with these flowers. They close at night,

april 9, 2018

“You can practice thinking, but the answer you get by thinking is not the only answer you should know.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki     It’s April 9 and you see that white stuff? Yea, that’s snow. Granted, it was nearly all gone by the time I went to work, but still it’s April 9. Meanwhile, I had a really productive day. So, if it needs to sprinkle some white stuff

april 17, 2017

“‘Listen’ and ‘Silent’ are spelled with the same letters. Think about it.” ~ Unknown     Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of buying my house (the same day Stacy bought hers). One of the first things I loved about being a home owner was the yard filled with violets. I remember coming home late one night and laying down in them. I lay there staring at the stars when I said

april 12, 2017

“Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.” ~ Desmond Tutu     The yard finally got its first trim of the season. It’s one of my all-time favorite things; that first mow of spring. The wild onions are plenty, and once they’re cut, the aroma sticks until the next rain. I reckon heaven smells like a first mow. Or

may 3, 2014

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” ~ Nelson Mandela     It was one of the most beautiful Derby days Kentucky has ever had. The temperature was perfect, the sky spectacular, and the people the very best. I had my third Derby party. Thanks to Stacy Yelton, Annie Bassoni, Sandy Davis, Deb Chenault, Crystal Heis, John Lumagui, Greg Davis, Vanessa Oliver, and Riley, Eric, and Heidi Morrow,

march 15, 2014

“Who the hell knows what’s gonna happen to them? Nobody! Isn’t that comforting?” ~ Elaine Stritch My neighbor had a hedge of honeysuckle that stretched from our houses to the sidewalk. He never trimmed it. By last summer it had reached 13-15 feet high. I couldn’t see anything to the East when the leaves were full. I got no morning sun, limiting growth in the front yard. The overflowing pollen