Birthday Surprises

Ah, birthdays…. You either love ’em or hate ’em. Well, I am happy to say that I just had one of my best birthdays ever! Thanks to a hubby who went way beyond the call of duty (you had me with the flowers!) and a brother who took one for the team and spent his weekend babysitting our 3 (yes, three!) bored dogs, and friends who took the time to let me know they cared, I got to enjoy a...

An English Garden in the Rocky Mountains

Have I mentioned that I love gardens? One of the challenges of living in the rough and wild Rocky Mountains is dealing with long winters and a short growing season, especially when an English garden is your idea of heaven! Just imagine the surprised looks when I’ve wandered into my local nursery and asked if they have English boxwoods, Sweet Williams or perhaps some David Austin roses? When I first came to town, the guys would just shake their heads...

Lost in Montana

It’s been 13 yrs since this California girl packed her bags and headed north and I still can’t believe I live here. I was lying in bed the other morning and looked out on a huge moon hanging low in a cold, winter morning sky. Everything glittered under its light and I felt as if I could reach out and pluck it right out of the sky. The thermometer was reading negative degrees, so, as any good California girl would...