Category Archives: Gardening

Hail Storm to Heat Wave

A severe thunderstorm with hail swept though eastern Nebraska  and into Iowa on Father’s Day.  I drove from a family reunion 70 miles west of my house, back toward home late afternoon.  It was sunny and 75 degrees at the … Continue reading

Posted in Age, Change, Gardening, pets, Travel, writing | 1 Comment

High Summer

It’s late July, high summer season for garden  harvests, flowers and mosquitos.  It’s also the general timeline I gave myself to make a retirement decision.  I can busy myself picking green beans,  husking sweet corn and pruning flower beds to … Continue reading

Posted in Age, Gardening, Mental Health, peace, Travel, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Windmills

I purchased a photograph of a windmill in Holland from a Dutch photographer, Adrie Nab several years ago.  It is a beautiful photograph, and reminds me that windmills are changing.  “The iconic Dutch windmills were once state-of-the-art flood control technology. … Continue reading

Posted in Age, Change, Gardening, peace, Travel | 1 Comment

Spring’s Rollercoaster Weather

I started this blog yesterday, but lost it in cyberspace.  Writing a second draft is a useful process.  It forces me to think about my topic and hopefully  do a better job this time.   Late April snow blanked the yard. … Continue reading

Posted in Age, Change, Gardening, Mental Health, writing | Leave a comment

No Closer

It was a wonderful spring break in Nashville, TN and Ashville, NC. The Smokey Mountains are beautiful.  I’ve returned home to a snow-covered landscape and below-freezing temperatures.  As the landscape here at home is covered in white, my decision-making is … Continue reading

Posted in Age, Change, Gardening, Travel, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Valentine’s Day Dreams

This year for Valentine’s Day I’m dreaming of sunshine warm enough to melt the foot of snow covering everything, and the much taller drifts covering flower beds and breaking fences. I want the ice to melt to make walking easier … Continue reading

Posted in Change, Gardening, peace, Travel | 1 Comment

What’s Next?

The list below was conceived during a blue moon. It includes things to do to get ready for retirement and those that aren’t such a good idea.    I’m in the party planning stage, but haven’t quite set a date.  … Continue reading

Posted in Age, Change, Gardening, peace, Travel | 2 Comments