White - red roses

DIY (Done In a Year*)

I’ve enjoyed watching DIY shows when they were known as ‘home improvement’ shows. Growing up I never missed my favorite Saturday show, New Yankee Workshop with Norm Abrams. Norm was my woodworking hero. He could take an old, grungy pallet, run it through a planer, and make something amazing. I still watch Norm and the Read More

White - red roses

Plethora of Poppies

With our recent deluge of rain and spring-like weather, seeds sewn last year are coming to life. Although most flowers bloomed and faded last season, some never got past the greenery stage. Despite the brutal summer heat, two small plants continued growing. Several times I considered yanking them out because they never produced any flowers, Read More