It just wouldn’t be April without a photo essay of the status of the garden. Here’s where everything stands right now, after last week’s drenching rains: herb blossoms, shrubs in bloom, and perennials building up their flowers. Continue reading April showers and flowers
Last month, when my poor family suffered snow and wind chills in the negative digits, I was in Mexico for work. We worked hard, I swear. And we also played hard. After a full week of training, testing, troubleshooting, and writing, we took one day to go exploring. My teammate booked a private van for … Continue reading Mayan Ruins in Mexico
Even at noon in October, the light is beautiful. It shines gold on earth, making the blue sky even bluer. On my flex day yesterday, I walked the path I used to walk every day when we lived at our old house. I listened to the New Yorker Fiction podcast and snapped photographs of October meadows against a cobalt … Continue reading October sky
On my recent trip to Whistler, British Columbia, I attempted to pack minimally. I reduced shoes to 4 pairs — boots, Vans, flip flops, and running shoes — and I left my camera at home. That last was a big mistake. (As were the running shoes, but we don’t need to talk about that). I … Continue reading Where’s my brain?
Our grass-killing seems to have worked. After cutting the grass close to the ground, covering it with cardboard, then covering the cardboard with mulch to build up flower beds, we let them sit for a couple of weeks before planting. On Mother’s Day weekend, we dug more than 150 holes, dropping perennials, annuals, and herbs … Continue reading The garden is growing
For the first week of summer, I brought our kids to my parents in Georgia, to the tidal playground of my childhood home. Before we arrived, my dad studied his charts to find the path through “the cut,” a serpentine route we navigated on summer days 20 years ago to get to an uninhabited barrier island south of us. My … Continue reading Monday afternoon boat ride