Vacation

Beautiful Catholic pilgrimage: Assisi

I’ve been away for a couple of weeks on a beautiful Catholic pilgrimage in Assisi. It’s always been our dream to visit Rome and Assisi. Everything aligned, and Bill, Claire and I went for ten days with Fr. Cory Stanley and the good people of Prince of Peace Parish...

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Visiting Eudora Welty’s House and Garden

Last week, Bill, Claire and I took an epic road trip vacation, and on our way home, we visited Eudora Welty’s house and garden. Our visit was a fluke. It only happened because Carol Michel from May Dreams Gardens noted we were in Jackson, MS. She suggested–nay, insisted–we visit....

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Travelogue: Sissinghurst Castle

For those of you who don’t know, Bill and I took a little trip to LONDON and PARIS!! Can you see me dancing a happy dance? To use another worn metaphor I’m still dancing on air. Sitting here, a cup of tea at hand, and trolling through my photos, I’m still...

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Keeyla Meadows garden

Have you ever visited an artist’s garden? During the summer of hell in 2011, the OHS tour featured the gardens of local artists. That tour remains one of my favorites. I find artists’ gardens full of inspiration. I love the use of color and playful shapes to create the...

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Rebecca’s garden is indeed a sweet space

There is nothing like visiting the garden of a friend, especially when that friend is one you don’t get to hang out with all the time. It was a thrill to finally see Rebecca Sweet’s garden a couple of weeks ago while at Garden Bloggers’ Fling in San Francisco. I’ve...

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Garden Bloggers Fling: where do I begin?

Do you ever have times when there is so much to say, you don’t know where to begin? After visiting Asheville and the Garden Bloggers Fling, I am without words. I could expound upon the food . . . . Okay, for a moment, I will. The gluten and...

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