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

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

humor, Outdoors

Frogs in the Fog

Green Mouth, the dominant leopard frog, ruled from deep within the lily pads. Contender approached warily. Green Mouth rolled an evil eye in Contender’s direction. Contender retreated to the pond’s edge. Shy Guy peeked from among the loose stones. This amphibian drama played out in our renovated pond while I savored my coffee on the… Continue reading Frogs in the Fog

humor, Travel

Keeping Your Distance

In life I’ve learned that there are times when a distance should be kept. Some are obvious. Some are not. Obvious Distance Keeping Situations:  If you’re within spitting distance of furry dogs when they emerge from a lake, the centrifugal force that creates drier canines also create wetter humans.   Step back a few feet.… Continue reading Keeping Your Distance