Me and my mutt, art-style

My dear wife Karen wins the Internet again. She spied a great piece that reminded her of how I love to pet our cherished rescue mutt Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle. I was politely instructed to open the package when it arrived. Floored. Thrilled. There may have been a tear in at least one of…

Vibrant come the peonies

Our backyard peony tree has a hard act to follow. The front yard peony we left behind at the old house was one of the most bountiful of that bunch of plants we’d put in the ground on our dozen years there. We put this plant in a couple years ago and hoped. It’s showing…

In the ground they go

I grabbed the shovel and watched where my dear wife Karen carefully pointed her finger this past weekend. Into their new home dirt went the gifts from Elisabeth and George. They look comfortable. Knock on wood.

Newbies for 2022

Thanks to terrific daughter Elisabeth and wonderful fiancé George, my dear wife Karen was gifted with two new plants for us to enter into our backyard gardens this season. Needing my shovel work are a purple rose plant, to take the place of one that did not make it over the past winter, and a…

Great truck food again in 2022

Add the Food Truck Battle to our growing list of family traditions. In fact, George Two joined my dear wife Karen, terrific daughter Elisabeth and fiancé George to the New York State fairgrounds on a warm and sunny Saturday. George Three and I immediately jumped on the Bold Coast Lobster truck line, longest of the…

Quite a rhododendron

Last year the family attended the beautiful Rhododendron Festival while we were vacationing in Cape Cod. This May we are being treated to the glory of the full bloom of our own gorgeous plant of the variety in our backyard. We’re pretty sure this is full year two after we put it in our ground.…