Hello Fellow Readers, On a recent frigid afternoon, a light dusting underway and uncertainty when the snow could wreak havoc, I joined a hundred and a half other Fergus fans at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township. Fergus Garett is a gardening rock star of sorts to dig in th
Yesterday we enjoyed the thrill of walking on water; skiing really as I was outfitted with cross country skis while Curt and Miss Ellie were on foot. We were able to cross to the other side of Catfish Pond at Camp Mohican (known as Mohican Outdoor Center), a favored meditation spot wh
I marvel at the perfection of my first harvested cherry tomato of the season! Happiness inspired mostly because a chipmunk didn’t get the first bite; the fate of all my tomato attempts in years past. Just goes to show failed attempts can become joyful. Happy first tomato!
This morning during an Ellie walk I came across Mom and her ducklings tucked away in a small pond in front of a farm house. My attention went to them when willy-nilly Mom made a ruckus lunging towards us as her babies swam to take cover under a shrub nearby. I wish I could have lin
Hello fellow readers, Our world is greening up, and the snowdrops are finally peaking almost a month behind last year. As predicted, the ticks have made a robust comeback after a long winter protected by the snow. Nasty pests I think our creator could have done without, though I suppo
Check out my video of my spring glide! As a snow lover who chases every snow flake I find, I love the feel of the glide on cross country skis (and down hill from time to time). It’s always bittersweet when Frosty retires for the season. Here’s to one last ski on the fir
Hello Fellow Readers, If I may share the origin of a memoir underway titled the Lesson of the Leaf. My beloved brother Bill passed away on December 21st. I was blessed to be able to travel to Florida to be by his side in his last weeks. Several overnights in the hospital and hospice
As a designer, I am grateful for the joy of helping others beautify their surroundings which often leads to sharing encouragement and life experiences; the inspiration for my column and now blog. It's more than about gardens... it’s about learning and growing as we share Dilemmas, Delights & Discoveries in the garden of life…