Flaunting Your Life

Flaunting your life means being proud of who you are. Happy in yourself. Content with who you are and what you like. We are all just books still being written. What happens in the next chapter is up to you. Make it a good one!

Visiting English Cathedrals

England is filled to the brim with glorious cathedrals – how do you choose which to see? Once you get out of London, you will find there are spectacular cathedrals each with their own personality to explore.

Creating a Themed Garden: The Breakfast Table

I’ve created a planting scheme for a themed garden bed that will be mostly full sun. The Breakfast Table garden will consist of flowers with fun names you’d associate with breakfast: coffee, tea, morning.

Flower of the day: Tree Peony

The tree peonies began blooming today! It is a day I look forward to every year to see their immense blossoms, smell their incredible fragrance, and admire their delicate beauty.

Photo of the Day: Lilac Time

The lilacs are starting to bloom and add a fresh fragrance to the air. In my garden, this white lilac stands out when set against a Japanese Bloodgood maple nearby.

The Garden Today: 3rd Week of April

My Pacific Northwest garden has something new every day in bloom – spring is such a wonderful time in the garden and just what my soul needed right now.

Spring’s Alarm Clock

Practically overnight, as if some mystical alarm clock went off, all the trees in my garden decided to bloom all at once. Just in time for Easter, it is a beautiful sight. I only wish my family could be here with me, but for one more year we will miss the annual get-together at my…

Happy April!

April has started out with a lovely, sunny day and inspired me to get out in the garden. It feels good to get my hands in the dirt, and I must say, I look SO fetching in my gardening clothes. Ha! I am they type that laughs out loud when I see old 50s movies…

When the sun shines…

After what feels like a long, gray winter, the sun is making more regular appearances and everyone wants to be outside. Here in the Pacific Northwest we only got one good snow event this winter. It wasn’t particularly rainy either. Just the persistent marine cloud layer every morning that seemed to last all day. Personally…