Mixing Business With Pleasure.

Seriously folks, take time to stop and smell the flowers. I hardly ever think to pick any of the flowers that grow in my yard. I have very few flowering plants to begin with, and I usually just let them bloom in the garden and then die and fade away. This morning I...

Baby’s Got Back (Porch) Problems

We all make bad life choices. Seriously. I’ve grown my bangs out one too many times in my life and should really know better. I am SO much better with bangs. I have also been known to make bad colour choices (in both hair and in home). Once I woke up from a...

Before and After – Privacy Screen

I gave my old privacy screen a bit of a facelift this weekend. It was feeling a little drab and insecure looking across the yard at this all day: I had a half a can of stain kicking around in the garage, so this: Quickly became this: There is a viney thing that grows...
June Evening Garden Tour

June Evening Garden Tour

The light in my backyard garden tonight was magical, as we quietly slip out of the first week of June. I’m not used to having much sunlight back there. There used to be a towering Manitoba Maple in the corner of my yard, stealing ALL of my space and my sunlight....

$&;%#*!!!

Here is a photo taken the other day when I was sitting beside my pretty little pond. Isn’t it cute? So tranquil….so peaceful. If I close my eyes I can almost hear the water gurgling and the birds chirping away:   If you look closely you can see a few...