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Here is the view from the kitchen window. No doubt what month it is. November here is yellow. And brown. Two hours before I left for my big surgery yesterday, after months of planning, I got a ...


November 05, 2022

Adaptations in Everyday Ramblings

From last Saturday. I am home now. The week has flown by. The new camera attachment for teaching is working out well. There is still work to be done on getting the lighting right, however. We h...


Our last morning at the beach. It has been a mixed bag, weather wise, but not cold, or at least not raining the whole time as you can see. We even saw a flock of brown pelicans on our first day...


October 22, 2022

What Comes Next in Everyday Ramblings

The community garden a few days ago. This is the view from the front of my plot. I am not covering mine with burlap, but I am laying down a mulch of maple leaves and there are plenty of oak leav...


I am not quite ready to give up color yet. It looks like we are finally going to get some rain in about a week. It had been mild, hazy and the air quality problematic all week. That Hunter’s Moo...


I hope you are not getting sick of the dahlias. These yellow ones were so cheerful a few days ago. Next month I will have lived here 13 years. When I moved in, I barely saw my upstairs neighbor...


October 05, 2022

A Little Wan in Everyday Ramblings

Arbutus on the flower clock, or at least the fruit clock. I think about this song when I see the arbutus fruiting in its cheerful colors. We have a fair amount of it around here, “…I heard it i...


They were talking about this kind of Verbascum as being drought tolerant on Gardeners’ World on Friday when mentioning which plants thrive at the shore. Getting us ready for the unfolding change...


New for us, a handmade door on our walk last weekend. I wanted to check out the blue house with the two gorgeous, espaliered trees out front which is about a block away. That house is empty, an...


September 27, 2022

Time to Relax in Everyday Ramblings

I think they call these dinner plate dahlias. This one is just slightly past its prime. It is in the garden a few feet away from my plot. Because of the heat and lack of rain I have been down at...


A glamor shot of a daisy I grew from seed at home and transferred down to the garden. There was much fretting about this plant and its ability to survive and it is a gift to see it thrive and pr...


September 18, 2022

One Thing at a Time in Everyday Ramblings

From the garden this morning. I’ve been feeling overwhelmed lately. Unexpected things coming up, like the day and a half notice that they are painting our building and we must remove everything...


September 11, 2022

Easy Beauty in Everyday Ramblings

I was listening to this discussion last week about easy beauty and difficult beauty. I took this picture last weekend in a front garden that Mrs. Sherlock and I visit about three or four times a...


From the garden Wednesday morning. The first haul of all three varieties of tomatoes. I left a bunch of the smaller yellow ones out for my neighbors yesterday. Miss E. is turning 22 next Friday...


August 30, 2022

What it Is in Everyday Ramblings

From our walk on Saturday. So cheerful. We chose a neighborhood we know well, that is flat with bluff views of the river and a fun array of front gardens. We were trying to figure out how to pro...


August 26, 2022

Bolero? in Everyday Ramblings

It is crepe myrtles on the flower clock. And sunflowers. We have turned toward fall. And today it is overcast and cooler than it has been. I was able to sit on the east side of the bus this mor...


Mrs. Sherlock was released by her orthopedist a couple of days ago and is now living without her sling. She needs to be working with a PT but there are no appointments available for a couple of ...


August 16, 2022

The Known World in Everyday Ramblings

I am so drawn to color. Maybe I was a particular kind of insect in a former life attracted to color. This is from the garden this morning just after sunrise, which is getting later and later. Th...


A newer shot of the pollinator garden. This morning the first sunflower head was open. As the community garden has partial shade in most parts, it is a little behind the local yard specific flow...


Yeah, yeah, just another lovely dahlia. I am endlessly fascinated by the colors and shapes, textures and because I take pictures of living flowers, imperfections. This was down at the garden thi...


The leaf blower, weed whacker guys usually come on Thursday mornings sometime between 9 and 10 AM. They come right under my windows and if I am recording a class Zoom will block out my voice to ...


The Rose of Sharon is having a bit of a tough year. It is wild now in the garden and so far, this is the first full flower I have seen this season. The passion fruit are developing and there wil...


This is the mental health plot in the community garden this week. I had a realization when I was listening to Thursday’s January 6 hearing. It is something I have known on some level hovering un...


Yay, it is starting to be dahlia on the flower clock, however one pronounces it. We’ll have at least a month of gorgeous flowers. Speaking of flowers, because now I am totally hooked on starting...


July 14, 2022

Close In in Everyday Ramblings

Foraging. The blueberries are from the bush in my plot. The raspberries are poached. Yesterday there weren’t as many and I pulled only one of the golden raspberries off the bush in the sister co...


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