Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Wicked Chickens....

With all the chicken coops popping up
in neighborhood backyards
we've added another new chicken sign to the website
Rules and regulations for having
backyard chickens
make it impossible for us to have a coop.
In Baltimore County one needs over
an acre to raise chickens.
Funny thing is however,
in Baltimore City any size yard
can have them.
Happy however to hang this
chicken saying in my kitchen...


Monday, May 22, 2017

They're here...

They're everywhere!
4 years early.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Always playing catch up...

  and that's a good thing.  

Our lives are so full and a little bit crazy. 
But full of love and family.

Lou and I spent Mother's Day with my Mom
and three of her great grandlttles,
three of her grandchildren
(our daughter, niece and nephew)
and my sister and her husband.
Unfortunately our Dumplin' wasn't there.
He and our daughter and son-by-love
all had some kinda bug.

Weekends of grandlittle soccer games...

and Dumplin' Mondays...

We are blessed...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Maryland Moon...

It was a beauty...
Good Night Pink Moon

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Spring may finally be showing up...

We have had some crazy winter into spring
weather this year in Maryland.
Several warm days in a row and
then temps dropping into the 20's.

Makes a gardener a bit crazy.
Covering up the tenders like hydrangeas
so that there may just be
some flowers this summer.
The forsythia, a sure sign of spring,
had the flowers freeze
on one of those freezing temperature nights
as did the bridal veil bush.

Appears though, that spring is finally showing up.
Lou, Lucy and I took a stroll through 
Cromwell Valley Park yesterday
and the signs are there.

Tadpoles in several of the ponds
are there in the thousands.

A green glow is beginning to show.

And weed or wildflower?
Doesn't matter does it?
Spring is finally Springing.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Truly A Little Bit Irish...

Although on St Patrick's Day everyone is Irish,
I can claim my Irish DNA from my
Great Great Grandparents William and Maggie.
William Dorsey came to America from Ireland
with his parents and brother in 1845
when he was one year old.
Maggie Harper was born in 1850
and came America in 1860.
Both families settled in Baltimore, MD.
Maggie and William were married in 1869
 and had 7 children. 

 Photo is of their son, my great grandfather,
 William C Dorsey in 1906.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Little Bit of Stella...

We were very lucky here in our little corner.
The predicted 8-14 inches of snow did not happen.
I am very grateful for that.  

 We did have about 4 inches 
that was squished into about 2 when the snow
turned to sleet.

Now that mess is solid ice...
Our Lucy Girl is walking (slipping)
on this skating rink that is our back yard.  

With the below freezing temps today
this isn't melting.
I can not get up the hill to the Workshop.
I have been begging for years for a set of stairs
with a railing between the lower yard
and the upper yard that would be easier
to clear the snow/ice off.

Okay...for those of you with so much
more accumulation from this
crazy woman Stella,
 I know I'm sounding like
a whining ninny.

But it really does makes me feel better.