Brick by Brick

The path grows, vaccines go into arms, Covid cases drop…and rise. I have lost another friend. I hugged my mother. … More

Bleak Midwinter

It is bleak indeed. Over four hundred thousand people dead of Covid, insurrection at the Capitol, inequity rolling on and … More

Building Things

What better way is there to exert control over an uncontrollable world than to build things? Noah and I laid … More

Day Lily Season

Even in a pandemic the day lilies bloom. Quarantining a gardener in her garden is not such a hardship.

Winterless Winter

February 22 and there has been no snow and very little cold. The rose canes have leaf buds and the … More

A Wet Christmas

As soon as the Christmas tree comes down, I start thinking of gardening. It has been a few months since … More


The new year always makes me restless, and I take it out on my garden. It has been warm-ish and … More

Death Knell

The roses on the front porch have Witches Broom – or rose rosette disease – caused by a virus carried … More