Here’s What’s Happening in My Florida Yard in May

Aside from the fact that the raccoons are helping themselves to all my tomatoes… red and green… I am still attempting to grow a garden.  The raised bed is filling slowly with dirt and compost, and right now I have cucumbers, tomatoes, summer squash, bell peppers, and eggplant growing. So far I am eating tomatoes…

Sunday Morning Garden Photography

Taking garden photos to share on a peaceful Sunday morning.

Memories of April in New Hampshire

Every now and then I look back at my life in New Hampshire through the many photos I took while living there. Since Spring is upon us (in Florida it’s hard to tell) I decided to share some April photography and memories. In April the forsythia begins to bloom and the bright yellow flowers are…

Happy Easter

It’s Easter 2017 and I have worked online most of the day. We have no special food to eat, just leftover chicken from yesterday. It’s not a big deal here. I know what Easter is all about and I used to spend the morning at church, the afternoon eating, and the evening cleaning up. I…

Spring Home Fixes For the Handy Woman, Part 2, Replacing a Screen

Here I will continue with my handy-woman Spring fixes list.  If you missed the first article, you can read it here. When I lived in the northeastern United States the spring season couldn’t come soon enough.  Watching all that snow melt away meant the flowers would be growing soon and the sun would be up…

Getting Ready to Grow It

After the super mild winter (thank you God!) we are already seeing signs of Spring here in the northeastern US. That mean getting ready to grow our veggies. Many people will be starting their seedlings soon, if they haven’t already. I believe most people wait until April since our last frost date is June 1st….

Who Spends Spring Cleaning the House?

When I lived in Florida I wondered why there was such a thing as spring cleaning. Why wait until spring? Of course I could go outside almost any day of the year in Florida. Dumping the dirty water from cleaning the floors, or rinsing the paint brush was simple. Turn on the hose and your…

Pictures of Pansies

One of the favorite cool weather flowers is the little pansy.  The pansy is hardy and easy to care for.  In spring they are in all the local stores and are sold like made.  Everyone is ready to brighten their lives with some color after a cold gray winter.  Pansies come in hanging baskets, urns,…

Late Blight Tomato Disease With Pictures

Until last summer I had grown crops of delicious tomatoes without any problem. Then, suddenly my beautiful, tall plants, which were loaded with nearly ripe tomatoes, began to turn brown.  I watched in horror as day by day they looked worse, and each tomato became deformed with brown spots. I knew nothing of blight, or…