It’s Not Me; It’s You — Table for 5

My sister-in-law pinned this down perfectly! Cars, people, dog poop. Ah, summer in the city. Well Manhattan, I am finally doing it. I’ve finally worked up the nerve and guts to say it out loud. You and me are OVER. DONE. Yes, you heard me correctly. No more threats and ultimatums; the gig is up. […]

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While the Cat’s Away: Six on Saturday, 6-16-18

'Heritage' rose blooms a peachy pink and slowly fades to pale pink.

We are eager to go, and then eager to come home again. This is the conundrum of going on vacation, or “holiday,” if you like. I worked hard in the garden before we left, pulling weeds, cutting grass, planting and transplanting, positioning sprinklers.  It looked really good.  And, that is saying a lot, because I’m […]

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The Buzz on Hummingbirds

A ruby-throated hummingbird feeds at a traditional red hummingbird feeder

Don’t be fooled into thinking that you need to purchase “hummingbird nectar,” or that it must be red. Neither is true.

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A Summer Barbecue that YOU Can Enjoy

Summer is finally here, and its arrival brings cravings for those foods we associate with slow, easy days.  Treats like ice cream and Popsicles come to mind, but also hearty foods like barbecue, potato salad, corn on the cob, crumbles, and cobblers. Are You Hungry Yet? At our house, summer barbecues are launched on Memorial […]

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