When I look at the expression on this blue jay’s face… …the photo just screams snarky thought bubble. What caption would you add? You Might Also Enjoy: Bird Feeder Blue Bird in the Back Yard

No matter how passive/aggressive the spring, I can count on the parsley, sage, and oregano to return in my garden.  I can also count on these pretty purple weeds.  Thankfully I was able to get most of them pulled and the soil tilled with the hope of getting good stuff into the garden before much […]

Midwesterners are used to dramatic shifts in temperature, especially in the spring.  After all, it’s those warm fronts and cold fronts jockeying for position that often result in tornado outbreaks.  That said, I don’t think I’ve ever experienced the highs and lows we did last week.  As one of my friends said:  heater, air conditioning, […]

The last time it snowed in Kansas City in May: Katharine Hepburn was about to be born, Oklahoma was just joining the US as the 46th state, and there was a crisis on Wall Street that led to a run on banks. The year was 1907, and the 106 year record was broken last week. […]

I love tea, especially green tea.  It’s full of antioxidants.  It helps keep my metabolism running high as I get old and the pounds are harder to keep off my hips, thighs, and middle.  But unlike my European friends who prefer their tea hot, I like mine over ice. As one of many perks, my […]