THE LEDGES

This winter here in northeast Ohio is totally erratic!  One minute it’s -14 and the next morning it’s 62 degrees.  Needless to say I haven’t gotten out enough in the cold this year to get some much needed fresh air and nature’s beauty.   So… when Ron asked if I wanted to go hiking one cold (reasonably cold…

So you want to start a garden?

So you want to start a garden… good for you! Starting a garden is a fun and exciting adventure!  And improving an existing garden that was not put in properly is also fun, giving new life to a tired worn out space. When I was learning to garden I wanted to plant everything!  And even though I…

Expanding and Contracting: Books!

There are naturally periods of expansion and contraction in our lives.  Times to boldly try new things and times to pull back and do the things that are comfortable for us.   Lately I’ve been doing both!  I’ve been personally trying new and expanding things, but I find that even though this is positive, the natural stress it creates…

Raising our Vibrations! : Candles!

Of course, I love scented things, and one of those things is candles!  I decided to start making my own because, besides being a bit pricey (at least the ones I like!), I wanted to be able to choose and combine my own scent choices. I make handmade artisan soap and sell it, but sadly my…

Fragrant Memories!

My mother was a young woman in the 40s.  She and my Aunt Bernice were very chic and very fun girls wearing their pencil skirts and striking hats!  Besides looking fabulous with their cigarettes in cigarette holders (they wanted to look like Zsa Zsa!)  they loved shopping several times a year “Downtown” checking out fragrances to request for…

The Orchard

It’s hard to believe that where I live used to be the garden nursery capital of Ohio.  As a kid riding the school bus I would love to see the orchards blooming in spring.  It seemed like I was the only one who noticed them.   Now the only remains of those nurseries are street signs in suburban neighborhoods….