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Making a garden can change your life. Lots of beginner gardeners (and even advanced ones!) struggle to get the design part right. Gardening and garden design are two halves to a whole – if you want to build a beautiful landscape this is my best, most straightforward design advice. This collection of concepts (in no […]

I love it when many different rituals converge on one celebratory day.  Suddenly the original cloth becomes beautifully clear. The seemingly disparate threads of tradition are woven back together.  Such is the case with February 2. Known as Mid-Winter in many Anglo-Saxon countries; individual yarns have names such as Imbolc, the Feast of Saint Brigid, […]

I don’t know if you know this, but girls eventually become women!! And, while research shows that there is an obvious and notable physical transformation when females morph – in my first hand experience, their brains stay entirely intact. (It is only when they start to become crones* that I wonder what heck happens!)- I […]

I’m not going to apologize for this note arriving a day later than intended. (Silly pet peeve: when creators imply they think I’m paying enough attention to notice or be bothered if they miss their own arbitrary schedule – whew, NO) But mostly I’m not apologizing because I have a really good excuse.😉 Plus it’s […]

Pinterest has predicted that one of the biggest gardening ideas for 2023 will be the idea of ‘rain harvesting’. Makes sense. I have a couple rain water harvesting anecdotes to share. Rain Harvesting Story #1 My garden does not have irrigation. I’ve tried – strictly for the vegetables. The combination of well water, great distances, and […]

Goodbye 2022! Today is the second day of the new year and you know what that is good for? LISTS – Here is my year in review. Random THINGS (but actual tangible things) that brought me joy in 2022. I’m going shallow here…. these shop-able items that gave me an inordinate amount of satisfaction. A […]

Planning boards are the worst.  In my career (and as a homeowner) I’ve been on both sides of the review table. I can report that there is absolutely no joy in a planning board meeting – regardless of your POV.😣  I’m currently sitting on the board-side of the table. I’ll spare you the blow-by-blow (for […]

The word “Ideate” makes me dizzy.  (I bring this up because ‘IDEATE’ seems to be one of those on-the-rise, google-trending words that appears to not have even existed before 2005).* It causes a time-wrinkle in my brain that snaps me back to the yellow conference room at (to remain unnamed) software company. The petulant CTO […]

Monkeys & Monsters Can we discuss procrastination for 5 seconds? I’ve been procrastinating the revival of this newsletter for many (many!) months. What do I want it to be? Schedule? What do I want to achieve? Font? Will you like it? Format? Will I love it? Can I bare to share?… (Overthinking is a primary form of […]

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