Magical Moment Mondays: Sunrise

With spring comes earlier sunrises and that makes me happy to get up in the early morning. With very few trees yet fully leafed, our east facing living room that is usually shadowed by our neighbor’s maples is basked in sunlight. My kitty Anubis likes to find a spot of sunshine somewhere in that roomContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Sunrise”

Flower Fridays: Petunia

At this point I can only dream of petunias, but dream I will. I love planting petunias that drape and spill out of hanging planters. Each year I select a different color to plant—there are so many varieties to choose from in variegated and solid tones. Growing up my mom sometimes called me sweet petunia.Continue reading “Flower Fridays: Petunia”

Flower Fridays: Stock

Stock is such a boring name for a flower (though the species name, Matthiola incana is quite sing-songy). But I will forgive the flower-naming gods because stock is not boring at all. Frilly double flowers in all colors imaginable, some with heady scents, stock make wonderful bouquets. Florists regularly keep them in stock—pun intended! InContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Stock”

Magical Moment Mondays: Love Letters

Love letters. So magical and so often neglected once you are past the early phases of infatuation and romance in a relationship. Andy and I have reams of love letters printed out on old-fashioned perforated printer paper from our early days together. We made great use of the ARPANET for emailing love letters (before theContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Love Letters”

Flower Fridays: Forget-Me-Not

In honor of Valentine’s Day, today’s flower is forget-me-not. In the “meaning of flowers” terms, forget-me-not signifies true love and memories. Use that sentiment to remember all the people in your life who you love—it need not be romantic love—and forget-them-not! Call them, email them, text them, whatever method you choose, just send them aContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Forget-Me-Not”