Sunday, July 31, 2022

How Does Your Garden Grow?


Two bunnies having dinner

Himself won't water the morning glories because he things they're weeds since I didn't plant the seeds. Some bunny planted them.

It's okay. We got a couple of downpours

Tomatoes not quite ready

Pick this one! We had tomato and cucumber sandwiches for lunch.

One morning glory starting to get taller in Ink's garden

The petunias in the Zensical garden love the heat

Himself gave the Queen of Hearts petunias a trim and they came back with a vengeance.

Some bunny stole a cherry tomato!

Thursday evening

the sky

had a 

weird light to it

Some bunny hiding

How does your garden grow?

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Fun Facts About the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 Yeah, you read this before. I originally posted this on the wrong date.

The state dessert is Boston Cream pie which isn't a pie at all. It's a cake with custard filling sandwiched between two yellow cake layers and topped with chocolate glaze. 

The dessert originated in the 19th century when there was no distinction between pie and cake pans.

Friday, July 29, 2022

The Friday Five Good Things


Five good things that happened this week.

1. The Eldest and I had a great day at Douglas State Park with my friend, Teague.

2. After dropping the Eldest off at the airport, Himself and I stopped for breakfast at IHOP

3. The Eldest had an uneventful flight back to Pennsylvania and arrived at her home safely.

4. I think Waddles has left the building. He hasn't made an appearance for several nights.

5. Lots of fun birthday messages from family and friends.

How was your week?

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Birthday Cards


Birthday month has come to an end. It was really nice being able to celebrate the girlies' birthdays with them.

My friend, MB from Coloring Camp (Enders Island), sent the girlies and I gorgeous, illuminated, birthday cards.  Thank you, MB

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Whatcha Doin?


I'm taking an online workshop Modern Storybook Script with Kathy Milici sponsored by Calligraphy Crush Magazine. It's a 4 part workshop that starts today at 1 PM EDT and concludes on Saturday, August 6.

Kathy is a wonderful teacher. I studied with her at Enders Island lettering and illustrating The Prayer of St. Francis.

Modern Storybook Script will be loads of fun. 

Whacha doin?

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

T Stands for Tower Hill - Part 2

More from my trip to Tower Hill with Nan and her sister, Nish.

Another sculpture from the exhibit, Uprooted

View from the patio outside Farmer and the Fork Cafe.

Finally! A proper drink reference. I had a hibiscus iced tea along with a chicken salad sandwich and a bag of chips (crisps).

The sculpture moved in the breeze and on first glance looks like cymbals. As it moves you notice there are two cranes.

A new take on garden wall.

Vegetable and herb garden

I had never seen this blue flower before. Nan called them Lacy Hydrangea

Drop by hosts, Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to find out what the rest of the T Stands For gang is up to. If you want to play, include in your Tuesday post a beverage or container for a beverage. Don't forget to link your blog to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's page.

Monday, July 25, 2022



When I met Nan at Tower Hill, she had a prezzie for me. She gave me a package of blue tack. Putty that you can use to hang posters on a wall or putting a bit under a vase to prevent it from being knocked off the table.

 Besides it's normal use, Nan said she took a workshop where the instructor used the blue tack in place of a kneadable eraser. I thought I would give it a try on the label for the Eldest's birthday gift that was mailed to her.

The blue tack is very stiff and a little difficult to mold into an eraser shape. It erased the pencil lines, but was harsh, and I was worried it would scuff up the fibers of the paper. It also didn't clean as well as the kneadable eraser.

The kneadable eraser is very pliable and easy to twist into shape. It's gentle on the paper and kneading the eraser cleans it. I don't think I'll give up my kneadable eraser any time soon in favor of the blue tack. Even if the blue tack is my favorite color.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

How Does Your Garden Grow?

This week, it's all about the friends who visit or from the kitties point of view Snacks on the Lawn.

The Little Bunny

Waddles, aka Stinky Kitty. He's been visiting the yard every night for the past week.


Timex watched Doctor Who with me while I had my morning tea.

And Himself thought the horse trough gardens were safe from Timex

Red squirrel and house finches at the feeder.

Bigger Bunny

Mama Turkey and her poult

Little Bunny

Chickadee enjoying the birdbath

Another bunny

Atticus Finch



Waddles again. I had seen Waddles go under the sunroom after foraging. As animals go, skunks are pretty harmless. They eat a lot of bugs, grubs, and small rodents. They only perfume the air if they are frightened. I was worried Waddles would make his den under the sunroom. 

 Himself brought home some pellets that would repel skunks, deer, and other critters. I sprinkled some around the sunroom. The critters aren't supposed to like the smell. Plenty of acreage in the woods for Waddles to make his home.

Friday night, Waddles made his usual appearance popping out from under the sunroom. I had sprinkled a line of pellets by the steps. He took a sniff, made a "that's disgusting face." and ran back under the sunroom. He didn't make an appearance Saturday night much to the kitties' disappointment.

Found in the far corner of the Zensical garden. A broken piece from a hive or the start of a wasp nest?

Two of three bunnies. The first bunny was on the left but I didn't have a wide enough angle to get him in the photo.

How does your garden grow?