I love that my company doesn’t just celebrate Earth Day, but Earth Week.  Every day this week we were challenged to embrace a different activity to help our planet.  Today we were welcome to take oak seedlings from the atrium home to plant.  I helped myself to four cherrybark oak seedlings that my son helped […]

Last year, I planted six fruit trees on the east side of our yard — one pair each of apple, cherry, and peach.  I started calling it our “orchard,” and Better Half rolls his eyes every time.  I’m so excited because the trees are mature enough this year for us to eat the fruit (rather […]

Another long, lost photo from last summer I finally had a chance to share…

I’ve been wanting to add fruit trees to our yard for some time and finally got two peach, two cherry, and two apple trees planted.  I refer to the six, new trees as “our orchard” which usually results in a massive eye roll from Better Half. Here’s a shot of one of the cherry trees. […]

Despite spending nearly seven years living in Europe as a child and multiple trips since then for both business and pleasure, Portugal is one of the only Western European countries I hadn’t visited until this trip.  And it was as beautiful as I’d been promised by those who had gone before… We stayed in a […]

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I took this photo several weeks ago in early May, after the early May snow that kept falling here Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA.  I imagine that the person who posted it wanted to keep Lake Lenexa visitors from leaving the park land and entering their own private property.  I instead saw it as a plea to Old Man […]