Category: At Home

  • Lovely August Evening

    Sometimes an evening just feels perfect. It’s the middle of August, and sweet friends sit around our patio table; conversation and laughter flow; the air is warm and the breeze is cool; there is a cloudless sky and mosquitoes are engaged elsewhere; there is wine, strawberry and cucumber salad, rosemary chicken sizzling away on the…

  • Yard √® Finito!

    We spent a day raking, hosing, and hauling to clean up the hailstorm mayhem… Ta Da!

  • ‘Ta Da’ Moment Foiled by Gullywasher

    I’d like to begin at the end of the story. I stood in the garage in my skirt, tank top, and flip-flops looking at Keith sitting in the VW with the engine running. The look on my face was of disbelief at the Armageddon-style hail storm pounding our house.¬†Just moments before it wasn’t even raining.…

  • Yard Makeover: The First Four Days

    Our landscape project started on Tuesday morning with four men clad in rain gear, digging, scooping and hacking out our lawn with pics and shovels then carting it away. The rain fell so hard Monday night and before sunrise Tuesday morning that it woke me out of a deep sleep. I wondered if the crew…

  • Yard Makeover! First the trees…

    We started our yard makeover with a visit from an arborist – Mike at Arbor 1 here in Bend. He and his business partner spent the day dangling from our trees, frightening the little squirrel family who had taken up residence in a giant juniper tree, cutting away dead branches, removing diseased and non-thriving trees…