Rainy Sunday

I was halfway through my daily stepcount on the treadmill when I decided Hell With It, put on my rainsuit, and walked to the park. Just a few light sprinkles along the way. Drops shaken off leaves by the wind. I spotted some early summer wildflowers. White campion (I called them striped pantaloons) and spiderwort. Read More …

Time flies while I stand still

No, I’m not really standing still. Stuff is getting done writing-wise, house-wise, life-wise. It just doesn’t feel that way sometimes when I look at the calendar and wonder where the summer is going. Days are getting shorter and we’ll be in the -ber months before you know it. ::sigh:: Keeping one eye on the milkweed Read More …

Monarch Summer

A couple of years ago, I planted some common milkweed seeds in a sheltered area by my deck. Last year, a single plant sprouted, but it only grew to a foot, foot and a half. Didn’t flower. Finally succumbed to the drought. This year, two plants sprouted in the same spot. We had decent rains Read More …