Augustus and His Namesake

Augustus and His Namesake

If you have an August birthday, you were born in an interesting month–a month with a history. To start with, it was once called Sextilis  and was the sixth month. Then, along came powerful Augustus Caesar. It was renamed August in the year 8 B.C. The lovely Peridot is your birth stone and you have […]

The Bumble Bee’s Bed

The Bumble Bee’s Bed

Have you ever wondered where bumble bees sleep? You haven’t? Yesterday morning, I found out. The sun wasn’t yet up, but I was. I stepped off the deck and went around to check out my Rose of Sharon. The day before, I’d seen lots of bumble bees busy among the blossoms. Well, yesterday morning, when […]

Early Morning

Early Morning

In the early morning darkness, a dove calls. It’s a homey sound. The robins are quiet, maybe busy with their nests and feeding babies. I like the stillness of early morning, before the business of the day. I like to think about possibilities and dreams. Nemo roams the yard with me, his wonderful nose telling […]

Sunset Thoughts

Sunset Thoughts

  Ambling through my yard just after sunset, I heard a tree frog, a spring peeper,  but I never did see him. These interesting little creatures have big voices. They also employ the subtle art of camouflage, so it’s hard to ever see one. Their feet acting as suction cups, they  stick onto tree bark, […]

Don’t Be Fooled

Don’t Be Fooled

  You may have a fly on your nose, a lizard on your head, or your shoes may be untied. Watch out! It’s April Fool’s Day!  How long has that light-hearted tradition been around? Well over three hundred years. It’s a time when people get kind of giddy, thinking about winter being over and spring […]

A Stroll into Springtime

A Stroll into Springtime

  Yesterday was such a pleasant, warm spring day–perfect for soaking up some Vitamin D. Nemo was over-joyed to share the back yard with me and, for the first time in what seemed like a long time, I got to talk to Peg–she, in her back yard and I, in mine. We thought about serenading […]

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