Mother Nature

I think there is good reason Nature is labeled as “Mother”. You’ve heard the adage that if mother is not happy no one is? Well, Mother Nature IS.NOT.HAPPY. I’m no end of the world bell ringer, but I’m pretty sure we have screwed up royally. The floods in Waverly, NC and Middle Tennessee were fastContinue reading “Mother Nature”

Things That Go Munch In The Night

We have a night thief. I love feeding birds but squirrels are pigs so we invested in a squirrel proof feeder. It worked great. They get frustrated but do not eat anything but the crumbs thrown down by the greedy Nuthatches. I have really enjoyed seeing the myriad of birds flock to our feeder. OurContinue reading “Things That Go Munch In The Night”

Back To School After A Pandemic

Today is the day. My 15 year old is venturing back to high school as a Sophomore. It has been a very disturbing, surreal year and a half for all of us. The uncertainty, the fear of COVID, the racial tensions, the protests, the Asian hate, more protests. . .it has been a lot toContinue reading “Back To School After A Pandemic”

Mary Mary Quite Contrary

How does your garden grow? I thought I would share some garden pictures, since it’s been a couple of months. I always plant a couple of cherry tomatoes on the porch for Mom. She loves to pick them and eat them as fast as she can. I think it’s interesting that 2 of the plantsContinue reading “Mary Mary Quite Contrary”

Holy COW, It Is Hot!

It has been raining a lot in my neck of the woods. We have had very humid hot days and some unseasonably cool days. My friends in the NC mountains have experienced some wacky weather as well. I am most concerned for my friends in the state of Washington. Some dear friends have a smallContinue reading “Holy COW, It Is Hot!”

Damn Squirrels!

Squirrels are SO cute. Just LOOK at them! They have shiny bright eyes, cute little ears, pretty fluffy tails, cute paws that hold seeds so carefully. . .so adorable. THEY.ARE.RODENTS! Have you noticed that they have very good PR reps in media? They are always shown in such a sweet light unlike their relatives theContinue reading “Damn Squirrels!”

My Love/Hate Relationship With The Beach

You know how you can love someone but also hate parts of him/her/them? My relationship with the beach is the same. My sister and I just scheduled a trip to Carolina Beach for just us girls. She likes going in the summer and I hate the beach in the summer in NC which seems counterintuitiveContinue reading “My Love/Hate Relationship With The Beach”