I'm excited to share Six on Saturday with you this week because some of my favorite flowers are blooming now. They are spread out around the front and back gardens, so the total effect is not a big "wow," but you don't have to go far before you come across something pretty. Right in the … Continue reading Six On Saturday: Some of My Favorites
A recent newspaper article described a local high school celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. This year’s senior class dug up the time capsule left by the first graduating class in 1971. It contained various items those teens thought would be interesting or important for a future generation to know about their life and times. Fifty years … Continue reading Time Capsule
Today’s post is short and sweet. Between thunderstorms and well, life, I’ve been planting my recent purchases. I can catch you up on some of that next week. The garden is in transition between spring and summer flowering shrubs and perennials. Buds are everywhere. The promises of May look very good. This one collage will … Continue reading SIX ON SATURDAY: Just Buds
I thought it was what I wanted, and there it was under the Christmas tree in 1965. I opened the black cardboard-ish case and proudly took out that Silvertone flat-top acoustic. $19.95 from Sears. I was a twelve-year-old girl who loved listening to the radio, and I wanted to play all those songs on the … Continue reading Sears Silvertone Guitar
If you remember my post from last month on our Gulf Coast’s Six Seasons, it won’t surprise you that we are transitioning from spring into American Summer. I feel sorry for those of you who are still getting snow, but I’ll envy your wonderful summers when we’re sweltering in a four-month sauna that doesn’t let … Continue reading Six On Saturday April 10, 2021
What better way could I choose to spend some time than strolling around the pathways of a lovely garden? That is exactly what I did this week when I went down to Bellingrath Gardens in deepest Lower Alabama. Seeing the beauty of a place like this feeds my soul. I’ll stick with the required six … Continue reading SIX ON SATURDAY: Bellingrath Gardens
A teenager sat with me in a tiny room of the residential treatment center. She was admitted to the program a few days before, and like the other adolescents there, if her parents had good insurance, she might stay there for up to three years. She showed me the scars that ran up the length … Continue reading Squeamish About Blood?