My Favorite Things, Raindrops on Roses

Whiskers on Kittens

[listly id=”2ky” theme=”light” layout=”full” numbered=”yes” image=”yes” items=”all”] Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with Continue Reading

A Rosarian’s Ode To Lilacs

Something happened on my way to building the new rose garden. A memory so vivid it took my breath away. Fragrance triggers are like lightening bolts in our brain.           The fragrance was the smell of a lilac bush just starting to bloom on a cool Continue Reading

The Geese Girls Won’t Be Wearing Their Easter Dresses

These little mythical like creatures were lovingly created by hand, formed from concrete and hand painted in a country town called Minooka, Il. Minooka in the 2000 census only had 3, 971 people. One of those people lovingly hand stitched clothes for our geese girls. We moved these little country Continue Reading

Live from Gagasgarden

Strand Theory continues to be a lively fun discourse. Whether you believe one goes after one’s hedge’s or not in direct relationship to their personality I stand vindicated on this topic. Control issues aside hold your horses on pruning too early! The goose girl’s are frozen stiff as you see Continue Reading

Rosie View for 2011

The award winning film A Room With a View won Best Picture of 1986, National Board of Review. It’s a British 3 time academy award winner about, “when Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr. Emerson and son George step Continue Reading