VIEWS FROM THE CORNER GARDEN: WINTER BLAHS – AND HOW TO GET RID OF THEM

The corner garden depresses me.  I can see that as soon as the weather gets milder, Al and I have a lot of work to do in the yard. The English ivy looks like lettuce that froze overnight; the hellebores droop woefully.  The akebia vine, still coiled around the trellis, has one hopeful “arm” stretched skyward – maybe beckoning Spring to come sooner than March[...]

Radar on stake-out

As usual this morning, Radar staked himself out under the shrubs in the back yard.  His line of sight includes the bird feeder which at this time of year is literally hopping with juncos, sparrows, pigeons (well, they don't hop), cardinals, and house sparrows.  Fortunately or unfortunately--depending on your point of view, the cat with no front claws gets a [...]

Hello, bon jour, buenos dias, bon giorno, & guten tag

Welcome to the water closet werks.  I'm new here and just starting to try and figure out how to work all this technological stuff.  So, for right now, consider my site under construction with more to come as I get familiar with all the goodies.