Category Archives: Garden


I am being invaded by grasshoppers.  Not just a couple or a few but thousands.  Possibly millions.  Maybe a gazillion! They are devouring everything green and leaving bare sticks in their wake. I can not get rid of them.  At this point I am only using organic methods and this is what I have tried […]

Big City Gardens

When I travel, I am always on the lookout for interesting gardens, parks, or flowers.  I am a garden junkie and not afraid to admit it. I need trees.  I need color.  I need green.  I must have it.  Daily. On a recent trip to New York City, (by far the biggest city I’ve ever been in) […]


My great-grandmother was my caregiver when I was a baby.  When company would come, she would greet them with robust  ‘howdy!’  and a big hug.  She had a special way of making you feel welcome in her home.   So, not surprising, my first word was not ‘mama’ or ‘daddy’  but  ‘howdy’.  Although people don’t […]