Happy New Year to All! Except Juliette…

Christmas has disappeared in a whirlwind of family time. I awoke early on Christmas morning to discover a beautiful rainbow curving right across the sky over our backyard. I sang to myself, "For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!" It really was something. It was so big and close I couldn't fit it into…

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Merry Christmas

With Christmas coming, The Little Fulla and I went Christmas tree hunting. I found the perfect, not-too-big and not-too-expensive tree for us. It was down the bottom of the hill, so I had to drag it all the way up the soggy hill to the car. Then it was decorated. Twice. The first time, The…

A White Christmas?

We've had an unusual cold snap. Outside it was 11degC (it had gotten down to 2degC overnight) and frigid rain was falling. It isn't autumn or winter here. I found myself making Christmas decorations with the fire going and listening to 'White Christmas', 10 days out from the first month of Summer, and I thought,…

Are we There Yet?

As in, are we at the end of summer yet? Nope. We are just about to begin the 'hottest' month. Doh! The first two months of summer, as well as the end of spring, have just been like one big long February of stinkin' hotness. It's very hard to get things done outside. It has…