The Late Summer Garden ~ Five Suggestions for the Discouraged Gardener

The late summer garden can be rather depressing. What’s a gardener to do? Here are five suggestions of what you can be doing now to improve your outlook.

Garden of Memories

You may see the plants and ornaments in my garden, but what you can’t see are the many memories they hold for me. Come take a tour and let me share some of them with you!


My brief up-close and personal encounter with a young hummingbird.

Lessons I Learned from the Pandemic

With the Covid pandemic in my rearview mirror, I’ve done some contemplating about how it affected my life and what positive things I could take from it.

Revisiting My Roots

How a family reunion cheered my heart.

A Gardener Was Here

Will a gardener’s labor of love be appreciated by subsequent home owners?

Spring in a Jar ~ Redbud Jelly

Foraging and trying new things are activities that I’ve enjoyed since moving to the country nearly fifteen years ago. Spring in the Ozarks is glorious and it’s my favorite time to go exploring around the farm. I’ve written about some of my adventures, and even wrote about foraging for redbuds and phlox several years ago …

Bundles & Boxes

The phase of life that I dreaded most began the day that my father suddenly transitioned to his heavenly home. It encompassed saying a temporary goodbye to him and helping my mother adjust to life without him.  Because of where my parents lived, my sis and I were anxious for our mom to be near …

No More Tears ~ Grief & Faith

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My father’s death started a current of events that carried me through the following week. There was so much to be done in such a short time that there was hardly time for me to process what had happened. Family and friends needed to be notified. The burial plot needed to be chosen. We had …

Firmly Rooted

I started this new year with mixed emotions: optimistic, yet cautious. The past few years have had some bad surprises. Are more to come? The whole world was shaken by the pandemic that started early in 2020, when everyone’s lives were suddenly and drastically changed: Families lost jobs and loved ones, and adjusted to work …