A pretty cold May bloom day

Our morning temps have not been the norm in Oklahoma recently. At 45F for the last couple of weeks, it’s been chilly, but still a good time to transplant shrubs, perennials and most annuals. Still, the variegated tapioca I placed in a container and another in the ground are very unhappy campers. They may not…

I heard a bird sing today

His voice was low and sweet. Not the chip-chip of Mr. Cardinal calling to his mate, this was a long and beautiful melody celebrating the warmer weather. “Watch out, birdie,” I thought, “Winter isn’t over yet.” I couldn’t see him as he flit from tree to tree, but his voice never left me as I…

RDR’s, year in review, part II

July was all about food and travel. I made a divine fresh cherry pie from my tart ‘Montmorency’ cherry tree.  Stephen and Laurie from my daylily club finally convinced me to attend my first daylily regional. If you’ve ever wanted to see what happens when people are passionate (obsessed) about a flower, join a club…

Eating gluten free in France

About this time of year when the kids have gone back to school, and the days are growing shorter, I get a hankerin’ to visit Europe, specifically Italy (I’m Catholic after all), France and England. I have nothing against other European countries. These are just first on the list, and not specifically in that order….

Vegetable garden tour

Although you may have surmised  from my letters with Carol and Mary Ann, it wasn’t all bad news in my vegetable garden this year.  The lovely Willi Galloway, West Coast Editor at Organic Gardening magazine gave me the opportunity to do a guest post/garden tour over at digginfood, her excellent garden and foodie blog.  If…

I Went to a Garden Party . . . .

And, like the song goes, “to reminisce with my old friends.”  When I heard about VP from Veg Plotting’s meme asking for our top three to five dinner party choices, I simply had to join in. For mine, I perused my bookshelves, and I believe I’ve assembled an interesting list. First, I choose Russell Page. …