Working Toward a More Perfect Union

The full text: In Congress, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,¬†When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station…


Boxes of Confetti

On a whim this year, instead of petunias, I filled my window boxes with moss roses and I’m so glad I did. They are such a fun confetti of colors. Filled with bees and I’m waiting for the butterflies. It’s my view as I sit here and edit Duxbridge Mysteries: Recipe for Murder

Peony and Puppy

I don’t know how this peony survives. It’s in the backyard, where it gets run over by wrestling puppies and careless lawnmowers. The ducks trample it when the shoots are just emerging…and yet it flourishes. Trixie decided she needed to be part of the action. She’ll be eight months old in a week.

Trixie Diaries: Six Months, How Time Flies

She’s six months old this week and not sure how it’s gone so fast. Although, she has not problem being a lap dog. The amazing shrinking panda bear. And obligatory Easter puppies. She’s just the best puppy. Sweet as can be, listens, and learns quickly. And aside from her recent predilection for chewing on inappropriate…

Happy Spring!

I spent yesterday cleaning up the yard in anticipation of Spring Equinox. Taking stock of what survived the winter and what will need to be replaced. While there is no sign of an Iris or Pussy Willow after this harsh winter, I was happy to see it looks like only one bunch of daisies will…