Blumenschau 2011 was one of the most surreal experiences I have had in a while. Everything from steam cleaners to vegetable choppers. It is 90 percent home shopping network products […]
I have been browsing seed catalogs and picking out what to have in the garden this year. Last year we had great luck with Physalis so they are on the […]
The joy of snow! This year we have anxiety free snow days because we can now comply to the strict German law about cleaning the area in front of your […]
The weather has been windy and rainy but today there was a glint of sunshine and I really wanted to do something outside. Tried to rake but too soggy, […]
Even though we are stationed in Germany we still have obligations in Norway. This year instead of exploring Rome or shuffling around cobble stone streets in Provence, we have a list of chores as long as my arm. So, this is where we have been three weeks now. Finishing up the house we started building last Easter.
When the world wearies, and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the Garden. —- Minnie Aumonier
Today is a lovely summer day. The temperature is warm, the sky is overcast but bright, and it is raining. It is a wonderful summer rain with thick raindrops, splashing down on big wide leaves making lots of noise. Today is one of the few days I have not awakened to the birds fighting over whose worm. No. Today my neighbor, mowing his lawn, awakens me.
They say you should wait until after night-time frosts have subsided before you put your pretty perennials out on display but this year I don’t know if I want to wait anymore. […]
We are back in Emden after a wonderful Easter vacation in Haugesund. Today we had 15 degrees Celsius (59 °F) and wonderful sunshine even though according to the maps we […]
I wandered lonely as a Cloud That floats on high o’er Vales and Hills, When all at once I saw a crowd A host of dancing Daffodils; Along the Lake, […]
The sun is shining today! In the course of the last week the snow has disappeared and the ice in our dam is starting to break up.
So today, I went out with my broom and was sweeping away the bird seed debris that has collected on the patio when I spy with my little eye…
Winter 2008 I took a weaving class with a girlfriend. She had heard about Søre Skogen in Skjold, Norway through some friends and we headed out for 2 days of […]