Yellow Twig or Cornus Sericea ‘Flaviramea’

  • Post published:02/07/2024
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Henry with a saw and clipper

I finally told my husband, Henry, that I was willing to test pruning the big yellow twigs in our garden . He said he was more than willing. He got out his saw and other equipment to cut down the thick brown branches of these yellow twigs. You can see the difference between these thick branches as opposed to the beautiful fine yellow twigs.


My Daffodils Are Beginning to Grow

  • Post published:01/29/2024
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Daffodils beginning

In the fall I dug up some of the daffodils in my Flower Garden. I was surprised how many bulbs were increasing. I have chosen white daffodils with just a little yellow. I’ve grown them for 4 or 5 years and now they are really growing in clumps – and they are getting crowded. (more…)

Art in the Winter

  • Post published:01/19/2024
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Winter Can Be Beautiful

We  were told to prepare for a snowstorm. It did snow with large flakes, and then very finely. There was not much to see. I went to bed. I was surprised when I woke up very early in the morning. As the sun began to offer light I saw our backyard garden – and we were delighted.


Sunset Over the Treatment Plant

  • Post published:01/13/2024
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Late Afternoon View

My very skilled daughter, Betsy, Director of Environmental Quality, Water and Wastewater at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority,  has worked for the MWRA for many years. Recently she sent us photos of the beauty on the water. She spends a lot of  time out on  the water.


Christmas is Coming Soon!

  • Post published:12/23/2023
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Cookies and Fruit

Christmas is very close and we have been busy, getting fruits –  apples and oranges – and making lots of different cookies like Cranberry, Apricot and Oatmeal cookies, and the last of four Pasticcini di Mandalora which makes soft almond cookies. (more…)

Journey to the West

  • Post published:12/16/2023
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Christmas Tree

I have adorned our Christmas tree for more than 50 years, and I have collected many of these ornaments. Over the years I collected lot of birds for the tree, and in 1989 my husband and I went to Bejing where I had a job. While there I learned about the Journey to the West.