Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Mostly Gracie

This is one of the busiest times of year for me; wrapping up the end of the school year. Consequently, I haven't been knitting as much as I like to, nor have I blogged much. I have been outside a great deal though, so I definitely do not feel sorry for myself.

I repotted this geranium, which was a gift from my mother. She got it for me when I injured myself and had to get stitches. Did I tell that story? I can't remember. Isn't it lovely?

While I was watering my little garden yesterday, I noticed that I have a few tomatoes already!!

I am testing out whether the hay bale garden concept works as well as the five gallon bucket one, and so far the bucket is ahead. I did fertilize the bales again yesterday, so we will see.

Taking photos of Gracie continues to be my primary hobby, at least according to my photos. But she's so darn cute!

Isn't her expression adorable?

And who could resist this face?

If I'm on the couch, she's usually curled up beside me. Can you stand those little curled paws?

Lavender, in our flower bed.

I've also made it to the beach a few times, which is always relaxing.

Another piece of news I may or may not have shared yet is that my oldest daughter is getting married on June 22nd, on an island near Tahiti. It will be just the two of them and while they are gone, I am staying at their apartment in Brooklyn to pet sit for their cat and dog. I'm taking the train up, leaving on the 17th and returning on the 28th, and I'm really looking forward to it. Only two weeks left and so much to do!



  1. You are having such a great 2013! Not only is your daughter marrying a great guy, but you get a free place to stay in Brooklyn! Your gardening looks like so much fun. And Gracie is indeed irresistible. I, too, love it when cats curl their paws.

  2. Lovely photos. Gracie is living the dream with you. Both of you are very, very lucky.