The Holiday Season is Over

The Three Wise Women
The craziness of the Holiday Season is over. The Children have all received their Santa's presents, extended family (or friends) have come over and gone, grown children have visited home and are gone but the Christmas Season is not over, the Magi are still in transit. It is time to breath, to sit by the Christmas tree and wait for the Three Wise Men to arrive on January 6, or was it the Three Wise Women? Our neighborhood looked once again absolutely gorgeous! Thanks to ALL the fami...

Holiday Food Drive

All food donations will be given to the church of the Resurrection Food Pantry to help feed families in need in Howard County. Please share your blessings. Food items needed: Canned Beef Stew Canned Wieners of Vienna Sausage Canned Hearty Soups Canned Fruit Pasta Sauce Canned Tomato sauce or Canned Tomatoes Cereal Oatmeal Boxed Macaroni and Cheese Canned meatballs Spaghetti O's or Ravioli Juice Boxes Canned Mixed Vegetables, Potatoes, Carrots, Peas, S...

Orchids, Orchids Everywhere

peach color orchids
Yes, it seems odd that orchids, a tropical plant, start to flower (in my  house) late February early March but they do, as if to announce spring is just around the corner. I love orchids and I have been growing them them for many years. Some people say they are hard to grow, the answer is Yes and No. The easiest ones to grow are the Phalaenopsis family, anyone can grow these. I find orchids amazingly beautiful, mesmerizing and fascinating. Some fascinating facts about orchids can be ...

It is Still Winter in Our Neighborhood

two cats in front of the fireplace watching the fire burn
Our spring-like weather we have been experiencing in February is gone, old father winter is taking advantage of the last few days of winter. Our latest snowstorm dropped just a couple of inches of snow followed by some rain making this snow very wet and very hard to shovel, it was real heavy. The temperatures fell below freezing with lots of cold wind making it feel even colder. Flowers such as daffodils, bushes and cherry trees started to bloom early this year but this snap of cold weath...