The Rebirth – A #Haibun

Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of fairy & magic, in honor of International Fairy Day, June 24th. Remember, the best poetry has layers of meaning. Image credit: Quotes About Poetry – Mark Nepo: Pinterest "The Rebirth" I waited. The break … Continue reading The Rebirth – A #Haibun

CRASH and BURN

I believe I am suffering from some writing burnout… On Tuesday, May 10th, I finished writing the first draft of my first novel – 68,433 words! I am elated and also worn out. It has been a busy six months. Since November 2015, we moved from Florida to Colorado. In that time, I have read … Continue reading CRASH and BURN

Welcome to My Garden

It has been quite awhile since I have shown any pictures of my garden. Since it is Sunday, I thought I would share some of the beauty that is abundant in Pensacola, Florida. Peach Hibiscus Tropical Ginger Strawberry Daylilies Pink Hibiscus There is fun stuff growing in this garden! Thanks for stopping by, I will … Continue reading Welcome to My Garden

Expressing Ourselves With Gardening

This is one of my favorite photos of three of our Grandchildren.  Last spring, when they lived in Pensacola, Florida, we planted seeds together and grew our own vegetables at Nana’s house.  We started with tomatoes, cucumbers, spaghetti squash, kale, and even zucchini!  The kids and I kept a notebook listing all the seeds we … Continue reading Expressing Ourselves With Gardening

I AM Grateful For… A Job Finished

Colline’s Blog  asks:  What have you been grateful for this week?  Colline says, “Join me and share something that you have been grateful for in the past week. Link up with my post and feel free to use the badge my daughter created.” This week I am grateful for the small things.  We finally got … Continue reading I AM Grateful For… A Job Finished

Parlor Maple Madness

        I am fascinated by the Parlor Maple “Thompsonii” (Abutilon Pictum ‘Thompsonii’) which is a tender evergreen shrub.  I planted this shrub in May and it has grown like crazy.  It will grow as tall as 8 feet in sun to part shade.  The light orange blooms striped with dark orange are … Continue reading Parlor Maple Madness

Front Yard Re-do

Since last week, I have busy with our front yard re-do, or I guess I should say do-over.  We bought this house a little over a year ago and like any new homeowner, you like to make changes to make it your own.  I knew that a curb appeal Re-do is just what this house … Continue reading Front Yard Re-do

Gardening Update 7/19/14

The rains are pounding again today in Pensacola, Florida.  I awoke to thunder rumbles and rain spattering against my window.  I grabbed a cup of coffee and sat in the patio enjoying the sounds of nature in my neighborhood. The squash and cucumbers are gone.  They succumbed to the dreaded burrowing bugs that lay eggs … Continue reading Gardening Update 7/19/14