11 Jun, 2015

Planting the Porch

June 11th, 2015|Tags: , |

Finally, finally, it is summer here and I managed to get all the planting done on our porch. Remember my old pot? Well, I decided I was indeed going to [...]

4 May, 2015

Missing the Japanese Garden

May 4th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

I miss the Osaka Japanese Garden; now is the time of year when I would seek it out on a spring time walk. My kids consider it "theirs." Goes to [...]

28 Mar, 2014

Joy is…

March 28th, 2014|Tags: , |

...discovering that the parsley I sowed ten days ago is sprouting! PS: Because "joy" is my word of the year, I've decided to record moments of joy. I hope that [...]

20 Mar, 2014

In Search of Spring Flowers

March 20th, 2014|Tags: |

Today is the official start of spring but outside the world is grey and ugly. The ground is muddy, the grass the color of wet straw, the trees black and [...]

4 Jul, 2013

Happy 4th from Mount Vernon!

July 4th, 2013|Tags: , , |

 Mount Vernon - the main house as seen from the East - you can see it's early spring as the big tree hasn't budded yet. Yesterday I was hunting [...]

13 Jun, 2013

Two Friends Go to Starved Rock

June 13th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , |

LaSalle Canyon Wall, photo taken by my friend Barbara Schlund Starved Rock is one of my favorite places to hike, and when my friend Barbara was visiting, we stopped by [...]

2 May, 2013

On Getting to Know a Place

May 2nd, 2013|Tags: , , , |

We bought our property in northwest Indiana almost five years ago, and getting to know this one place on Earth, exploring it over and over again, has been one of the joys I [...]

30 Apr, 2013

Spring Fatigue

April 30th, 2013|Tags: |

Dogwood right in front of my cabin on the banks of the Potomac at the writers' conference I attended the week before last Even though the trees are finally budding [...]

5 Apr, 2013

Happy Spring!

April 5th, 2013|Tags: |

Here's wishing you a happy spring with a burst of yellow, a treasure brought home from a day in the country - the first daffodils from our property in Indiana!

22 Mar, 2013

A Walk through the Master of Nets Garden in Suzhou

March 22nd, 2013|Tags: , , , |

Moon gate at the Master of the Nets Garden in Suzhou, China - If you remember my earlier photo essay about the Blue Waves Pavilion - moon gates like this [...]

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