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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wishing You a Happy Valentines Day....

and a heart filled with Love.

I'll be spending this day with
 my Valentine of 44 years.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Fun with kids and dogs....

The gray Saturday afternoon was brightened
by a visit to a little neighborhood playground
with Lou, the daughters, grandlittles and pups.

 Makes a winter day so much nicer...
spending time with those you love the most.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Give Me Coffee...

Coffee will work but
the pretty part will make me smile.
Happy Friday Folks.

give me coffee and tell me I'm pretty

Thursday, February 9, 2017


Yesterday was crocus

and lovely little green leaves
popping through the earth
on a 72 degree teaser day.

Today is below freezing 

with some snow.

Maryland weather...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Oh Venus...

The Moon and Venus over Maryland tonight...
A beautiful sight.

Monday, January 30, 2017

A Saturday filled with the Littles

Early morning indoor soccer game with 
our oldest grandlittle. 

He had lots of family rooting for him...

including cousin Dumplin' and sister Riah.
Go Number 4!

Lou and I got to babysit the Dumplin' 
after the game for a few hours.
How much love can this Mom Mom's heart take?
Later in the afternoon we took the older children to
Angel Park which opened in the summer.
It's very close to home and the kids loved it.
We will be making a return visit soon.

Needless to say, Gramps and Mom Mom
 had no trouble falling asleep on Saturday night. 

Friday, January 20, 2017

A Little Bit of Love...

I found this little tree on sale right before Christmas.
Didn't get to use it for long,
so instead of packing it away
with the other decorations,
I turned it onto a tree of love for Valentines Day.
I just love the teeny, tiny lights that
I found to use on the tree.
The sign is now available on the website.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tuesday Trip...

Lou and I needed to make a run to
Reading, PA to pick up 1
1/4 inch wood
that we use to for the stacking blocks we make.
Usually we have the wood for our signs delivered,
but as this was just one sheet,
we decide to go and get it and combine
this trip to visit my 96 year old aunt,
who lives in Lebanon, PA.

Gray day, but the trip along the Pennsylvania
 backroads from Reading to Lebanon
was still 
a lovely ride.

We had a wonderful visit with my Aunt Ruth,
who is my Dad's sister.
She is living with her son, Mark and his wife.
We caught up on family news and traveled down
memory lane talking about
my Grandmother and her life.
Ruth had memories of her life as a child
and helped me connect family members.
I have been working on our family story
and had names popping up in my search
that I wasn't sure of.
 I had also come across some information
that she was not aware of in my search.

It was wonderful visit.
Hoping the next time my Mom
will feel well enough to make the trip with us.

Monday, January 16, 2017

No snow...

 but we did have ice on Saturday.

The table on the patio glittered.

The top of the table is the register cover which
is from the house where I grew up.
The bottom is an old Singer sewing machine base

There were some visitors to the bird feeders
this weekend.

And then, on Sunday morning,
I heard this this fellow before I saw him,
a pileated woodpecker.
Isn't he a beauty? and take a look at
the hole he put in that tree.