To celebrate Ella finishing her first year of university and staying out of debt while saving up enough money to pay off the next two years of tuition (Who’s kid is this???), I gave her two tickets to see Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.  I thought she would want to take a friend, and … Continue reading


It’s amazing that they are not completely annoyed with me taking pictures of them.  These were taken on our holiday in the nation’s capital.  I love that they love each other – possibly more than they love us.  And that wolf shirt.   Let’s talk about that.

swiss family robinson

This month’s Mother-Daughter Book Club was out at the farm again. The piglets trickled out of the big barn to say hello.   I love them so much – if I could have pocketed one, I would have.  All I had to do to suppress that hankering was to look over at the hog pen.  The … Continue reading


We have the prettiest pink hydrangea bush outside my office.  When I left work on Friday, these two branches had fallen to the pavement.  I picked them up and brought them home to brighten up the mantle.

The Farm

A friend invited me to an afternoon Champagne + Lemonade party at “The Farm”, so I threw on some knickers and a gingham blouse, hopped on my bike, and hit the trail along the Thames.  Ten minutes later, I arrived at her community garden plot and an intimate crowd of friends and family celebrating her first … Continue reading