Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 2014 Books

Quiet month on the reading front. I'm starting to feel a bit guilty that I don't read enough!

  • Five Minutes on Mondays by Alan Lurie (which I read on Thursdays this month)
  • Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney (prep for kidlets and I loved it.)*
  • The Lost City of Z by David Grann  (possibly inspired by the Amazon Lily handcream on my nightstand)

Take-away - What are you reading? Should I be reading it?

*Related bonus fact - My favorite butterfly in the world is the Karner Blue. They eat lupine. It's a good reason to plant a bit of wild lupine if you live in the Northeast or Midwest.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Bleeding Hearts and Time

Something new came up in the garden at Bunny Haven Manor this spring. Something that didn't bloom last year. Bleeding Hearts. I remember when I planted them. Three plants. Summer 2012. I planted them in stony ground, and I cried the whole time because my heart was breaking. It was hard work. The area had been landscaped a few years before with stone and landscape fabric. The stone had to be moved and the fabric broken through - like so much of life I didn't have the right tools, but I managed.