How Many Zucchini Does It Take to Screw In a Lightbulb?

I have no idea, but I can tell you how many it takes to make a double batch of chocolate […]

Just Peachy

I knew the avalanche was coming, but this is ridiculous! Two baskets full, and at least three times as many […]

Meow-ouse Calls

Who knew that veterinarians made house calls? I certainly didn’t, until the vet forgot to inspect Shadow’s “sensitive” paw while […]


“Crenellation” just happens to be one of my favorite words, right up there with “tintinabulation.” Being one of those individuals […]


This year’s fig harvest will be incredible!!! I just completed my near-daily inspection of the garden’s progress, and realized that […]

Be Fruitful

I’m dreaming of putting up dozens of jars of jam this summer, and with good reason:Our trees have heeded the […]


As unseasonably cool as our summer has been so far (although I hear we’re due for a hot weekend), it’s […]

Project Run(A)way, Or: There’s A Reason Advice Is Free

I may never be allowed to set foot inside a Max Studio store again after today’s experience. I’d gone in […]

July, Up Close and Personal

Sometimes color is a state of mind. Sometimes color alone is all that is required to convey the essence of […]

Half A Year

We’ve run out of June already. Unbelievable. I know it isn’t just me, but time definitely seems to speed up […]


Where but on vacation would you find an island full of license plates that begin with “Lazy?” Turned out to […]

Postponing Re-Entry

It’s going to be hard to return to the real world, after a week of this: Parasailing over the ocean. […]

Maui Wowie!!!

The next few posts will come to you from Maui, where we are spending a few days of R & […]

Flora Incipientis

For knittin’, I got nuttin’. But for various and sundry flora bursting forth in the garden, I got sumpin’. These […]

Garden Porn

It never occurred to me before now, but when photographed from just the right angle, Monarda (AKA Bee Balm) bears […]