The Retreat in Progress

Sunday, April 5, 2015


Easter started out drizzly and lazy this morning with Rusty contemplating getting up and barking at the birds in the backyard and Maya thinking profoundly about darting through the wet grass for some reason only known to her.  As for me, I contemplated whether I should let the perfumed aroma of the Madame Alfred Carrier Climbing Rose coax me into taking photos before my second cup of coffee. 

But we couldn't hang out in the backyard all day, one of us had to play golf and take photos of the bluebonnets along the way.


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sundays in March are made for grilling.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wisteria Wafting

The fragrant smell of Wisteria wafting in the air brings me to linger on the front porch, sit back in one of the white wicker chairs, kick up my heels, and browse through a Southern Living or Better Homes and Gardens magazine to get the creative home and gardening juices flowing.

I love the color, the shape, and the smell of Wisteria.  It is my favorite flower.  I despise that it only blooms once a year and only for a short while during the spring.  So, during this bloom time, I neglect the backyard deck with it's peace, quiet, and wildlife antics give my attention to the beauty cascading from the front porch pergola.