After a few weeks of holiday chaos–and a round of technical difficulties with my work website that made me seriously consider becoming Amish–I’m finally ready to post again. My subject: Ugly Sweaters. The Augusta Friends of the Library hosted an Ugly Sweater party at the Beaver Bowl last night. Would anyone come? Questionable. Did I […]

The Earth around me is bleak, shivering under a thin mantle of snow. So I’ll add cheer to the day by posting a scene from autumn’s full glory.   There. That helped.

Winter isn’t QUITE here yet, but it’s scratching at the door–and Sage has the giant snowball to prove it. Yesterday brought an inch or two of sloppy wet snow to our neck of the woods, and Sage lost no time launching himself into the yard and rolling a snowball of striking proportions; it was especially […]

A dear friend–Sage’s “Goddess Mother”–recently visited us with her two young daughters. It was a memorable day: they bonded with horses… Ate raspberries… And, of course, sat on giant pumpkins. I hope all three children will remember this day, with its unplugged exuberance. And I hope their children will be able to experience something like […]

Tomato plants are almost enough to make me believe in spontaneous generation: They pop up EVERYWHERE and grow lustily. (Except, of course, for the tomatoes I start as seeds and lovingly tend beneath grow lights. THOSE sad little wretches grow up scrawny and pathetic. They recover once they’ve moved into the garden and go through […]

Despite being mostly neglected lately, a recent visit to Sage’s giant pumpkin patch has proven that the enormous fruits are carrying on, with or without us. They might not end up as the 400 pound leviathans of my boys’ dreams, but hey–they’re pretty darn respectable. Sage reclines on a giant pumpkin in mid-October.   This […]

Last week, I wrote about the flowers that made unexpected but welcome visits to my garden. They were not, however, the only unexpected visitors. Here are a couple more: The snake provided a fun little diversion, and Sage and I relocated it to a secure location before Paul could come home and park on top […]