Training for the Richmond Out of the Darkness Walk in October
October may seem like a long time away, but with how fast this Summer has gone by, it will be here, before we know it! ... Read more
Garden " Fireworks" as nature puts on a show in my yard.
The 4th of July has always been a fun time in our family, and I have great memories, of gatherings, special times, good food and fireworks. ... Read more
An enchanting Saint Patrick's day.
I was working in the West end, on this St. Patrick's day and decided it was so pretty of an afternoon, that I thought I should take a walk, in the park nearby. Not just any park, but one with two special meanings.
Let me give you a little ... Read more
Two walks, strange Richmond weather.
Being a member at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens and only being a ten minutes away, my daughter and I take full advantage of walking there.
February brought early Spring blooms and days, reaching as high as 82 degrees.
You never know wha... Read more
Changes, challenges, pains and renewal.
For those who know me, you are well aware of my love of gardening, even to the point of making it a career for almost 30 years.
Always up to something physical, I was in pretty good shape, even with the extra pounds that came and went, as ... Read more
Feeling young at my son's birthday party
My son Nicholas, celebrated turning 35, last week, on January 5th. Snowy weather called for postponing his party, but yesterday went off without a hitch. ... Read more
November nesting and cozy time
November has always been my favorite month. Perhaps being born in November, or my love of Thanksgiving, plays a roll, but it is much more than that.
Can you smell it? The leaves as they crunch beneath your feet. The wood smoke curling up in... Read more
Halloween day with my daughter.
Halloween was at one time one of our favorite times of year. The family has so many treasured memories, but since my oldest son died, it just isn't in us, to do, as we did.
New traditions come into light and what a wonderful one Ashley and I ... Read more
Photos don't lie and what I learned from my vacation.
Now that I have shared four wonderful blogs about my vacation, I will share the dark side. Photos don't lie. I have work to do!
Oh my goodness have I aged! ... Read more
Day 4 Goodbye beach
Day 4 and it was a warm morning. The sea was calmer and it was time to say goodbye.
The last morning coffee, on the deck, as the full moon set, while the sun came up. ... Read more
Day 3 The Elizabethan Gardens and more.
Day three and once again, up early for natures glorious show.
What a great place to have sister time and coffee. ... Read more
Day 2 Kill Devil Hills
Woke up well before the sun and made a pot of coffee. What a relaxing morning, at the beach.
Betsy and I headed out on the deck as the sun was just cast... Read more
Day one of my vacation at the beach.
My sister Betsy and I, waited until the last minute, to see if our trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina was still on, after Hurricane Matthew, paid an unexpected visit and hit the area hard.
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Cooper's Hawk with Shirley and John
My dear Sparkfriend, Shirley and her husband John, made it down from Ottawa Canada to Richmond, Virginia, for the second time in less than a year!
As everyone knows, a lot can happen in a short time.
Here they are, in all their glory!
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Autumn has arrived and I celebrated with some "me" time in the garden!
My favorite time of year has arrived and after an exceptionally hot Summer, this overcast day with the gentle breeze, lured me into taking a break, at my local botanical gardens.
I entered and sat for the first ten minutes, just listening to t... Read more