Garden Plot – Chapter 20

I’m still engaged in the Battle of the Pill Bugs but I feel the tide is turning and I’m onto something that works. Beer! I sorta invite them out for Happy Hour…😎 I buried some small tuna cans and open containers next to the root veggies (these were the plants the pill bugs would devour […]

Road Trip – Day 7

Santa Fe – where we strolled the Plaza all day. The streets are lined with numerous shops, street vendors and artists. We picked up some souvenirs and visited two chapels: St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology And Loretto, the chapel with the beautiful staircase. This door made a huge impression […]

Road Trip – Day 6

Bye Julie and Michael – thanks for a wonderful visit in Durango! So off we went to the Aztec Ruins National Monument. This was one of those “side trips” that one goes into with low expectations and emerges with the wow experience. I leave you with many pix: Next stop: Santa Fe

Road Trip!!! Day 1

I made this trek solo last year to visit friends in Durango and Winter Park. This year, Tom is driving so I have lots of time to read, sight-see and blog. 😉 We left the house at 7:30am and by 9:00 had driven thru 5 Texas counties: Hays, Blanco, Kendall, Gillispie and Mason. The Hill […]

Road Trip – Day 3 (Durango)

Sunday: first hike of the trip was to Dolores River Canyon. We trekked about 3 1/2 miles on a road that followed the Dolores River. It’s a box canyon…the mini version of the Grand Canyon. We finished the afternoon with some Fenceline cider.

Road Trip – Day 2

About 30 minutes out of Albuquerque is THE most amazing stretch of scenic God’s Country on this planet…Hwy 550. There is something serene, calming, and humbling that speaks to me so today’s blog is just all about the pictures from New Mexico: Leaving New Mexico and entering Colorado: And finally, coming into Durango:

Garden Plot – chapter 19

So far this summer has been delightfully mild – temperature wise. The humidity has been oppressive, at least for humans but plants love it. I harvested a couple of messes of green beans so far and there’s still lots of blossoms. The cucumber and zucchini plants have been stingy with their fruits. We had one […]

Garden Plot – chapter 18

What does one do with a bumper crop of tomatoes? Add some parley and basil Then some oregano and thyme You see where I’m going with this, right? Homemade spaghetti sauce! Dinner was fantastic that night! 😎 All ingredients from my garden with the exception of the onion. I’ll add that to be list of […]