Everyday Epiphany, Gardening, humor, Outdoors

Worm Wonder

“Check to make sure they’re still alive,” the cashier at the Alden Quick Mart recommended when I asked him where he kept the crawlers. Spying the Live Bait window sign, I pulled off the highway. After visiting Edwards Apple Orchard and scoring a half dozen cinnamon cider doughnuts, bobber fishing from the pier seemed like… Continue reading Worm Wonder

Gardening, humor, Outdoors

Not Being Hosed

“I can’t clean the gutters on the north side of the house because the hose doesn’t reach that far,” said Mike. He whittled his fall “To Do” list from a timber to a toothpick with gutter cleaning the remaining unchecked bullet point. If hose length impeded completion of the fall gutter-cleaning task, I’d remedy that… Continue reading Not Being Hosed

Gardening, humor, Outdoors

Anita VS Hydrangeas

Why should I spend $250 on five 3-gallon Limelight Hydrangeas when a thick hydrangea jungle grew in my backyard? Why should I read instructions on transplanting these shrubs when I’ve been an avid gardener for decades?   Five hours (and as many hydrangeas) later answered these questions that I had asked myself. Consulting online Hydrangea… Continue reading Anita VS Hydrangeas

Gardening, humor, Outdoors

My (Mostly One Sided) Conversation With A Bur Oak Tree

“I may be out of my tree, but I thought I’d reason with you,” I addressed the stately oak looming at the edge of my driveway. In the past I expressed relief, wonder, and surprise when addressing nonhumans as the respective examples indicate: “There you are, scissors! Great hiding place, but I found you!”, “Ok, yesterday… Continue reading My (Mostly One Sided) Conversation With A Bur Oak Tree