Tag Archives: day lilies

This week by the water

I am like a mother who can’t limit the number of darling baby pictures she will post on Facebook. I am as bad as the crazy cat lady who provides minute by minute updates on the lives of Squiffy and … Continue reading

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Day Lilies of Delight

I made a pot of Irish minestrone–no pasta, extra potato.  Over-eating inside the house is now being matched by excess outdoors. The squirrels have discovered how to knock the top off the birdhouse. They now scale the post, and dive … Continue reading

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And Uncle Tom Cobleigh and All

The appearance of cherries is pleasing and I like their slight tendency to sourness. In texture though, for all that they claim to be soft fruits, they are more like a very lean meat. It is their substance that makes cherries … Continue reading

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In the beauty of the lilies…

Pictures of other people’s flowers are like pictures of other people’s children. Dull. I’ve tried to be selective, I’ve tried to keep them small. They make me happy.

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Hansel gets Snap Happy

Hansel has spent the week in Itchy Ankle communing with nature and drinking my beer. These are his pictures of the garden he spends a lot of time weeding and watering. To hire Hansel to help with your yard, click … Continue reading

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On Oscar, Alice and Black-Eyed Susans: A letter to Doris Brazil

Blabs, I am so pleased that the moisturiser reached you. I do so share your frustration with itchy spots. The older I get the more cracks in inaccessible places I seem to acquire. Anybody who knows me will tell you … Continue reading

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Saturday morning–by the numbers

Time left the house: 7:30am  Number of yard sale jewels bought for Gretel: 4 (note to self–it’s Mother’s Day tomorrow. Shouldn’t The Crone be the one being showered with gifts?) Number of super woofer speakers bought for Hansel: 2 (well, … Continue reading

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