“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

-Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Inside & Out

    Getting the Garden Going

    I finally found a break in the rain and my schedule to get the garden going yesterday. My husband has handed over the veggies to me this year, but he was kind enough to rototill and prep the ground for me before the rains came pouring in during the last couple of weeks. So when the sun popped out yesterday, I donned my rubber boots, grabbed the hoe and put a few seeds in the ground. So here is what’s planted thus far. Radishes, green onions, lettuce and spinach. We did get potatoes and large onions in before St. Patrick’s Day, but they are in large pots instead of the garden. I also have green bean…

  • Room With a View

    Capturing a Few Spring Blooms

    The daffodils finally bloomed last week, along with the forsythia and lone pear tree in our yard; so I took a few moments to snap some pictures while my son played away in the bright afternoon sun. I noticed as we spent the Easter weekend down south in Arkansas that most of their daffodils had already spent themselves, but we saw some beautiful forsythia along the way.    

  • Inside & Out

    Age Terracotta Pots the Quick and Easy Way

    As Spring arrives and folks think about planting, I’ve noticed a lot of attention has been focused on terracotta pots and how to age them for a more classic look. I’ve read several tutorials on how to get that wonderful white water scale look and to be quite frank many of them seem completely over-complicated without achieving much more than a simple white wash technique will provide. I’m not trying to belittle the creative ideas of others, but I do want to share with you a quick and easy way to achieve an aged look with water and acrylic paint in literally just a couple of minutes. Pictured here are a…