Category Archives: Misc

Miscellaneous posts

Oy Vey!

The storm that flooded California moved across the country and is now moving out into the Atlantic and up the coast.  The predictions were that it would pass us by out to sea, exactly like the last one did.  They … Continue reading

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A Bad Omen

Yes, I know, I've been terribly remiss in keeping up the Garden Journal.  Suffice it to say that it was a good rose year with several surprises.  It's Thanksgiving today and I still have gorgeous roses outside.  They look rather … Continue reading

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An Update

Since my last post, much has happened.  I've posted well over one hundred and fifty new photos, mostly roses, to the web site.  Most of the roses have now bloomed with only six left to go.  While the What's New … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood

The temperature is near 80, it's nice and sunny with a gentle breeze, and the garden is doing very well.  I should have my first rose, Double Delight, in a few days.  The lawn has come in very well, thick, … Continue reading

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When It Rains …

… it pours, or so the old expression goes.  I've come to think that it's not nearly strong enough.  It should be: "When it rains, you get a category 5 hurricane", or at least it seems to me of late.  … Continue reading

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An Update

After PSE&G cut up the tree enough to free the lines at 3 AM (chainsaws at 3AM, what a wonderful sound!), at 10 AM their crews arrived in bucket trucks to reconnect the line to the house up near the … Continue reading

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Disaster!

We've had some really lousy weather this last week, with a snowstorm dumping about 8" of snow this past weekend and, over the last 24 hours or so, a blizzard that dumped 16-18" of very heavy, wet snow that clung … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None

I know that I haven't been keeping up.  All I can say is that the strain of flu that's going around this year is rather nasty and it's taken me quite a while to get over it.  ::sigh::  Since I … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Lazy!

It's not fun to admit but it's true.  I've been very lazy about keeping up the blog.  Over the last months, since that wonderful first-day-of-spring snowstorm, the garden has come alive.  The bulbs, what are left of them from the … Continue reading

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Spring Has Sprung

At 7:44 AM EDT this morning, spring arrived.  After a thoroughly miserable winter, I thought you'd enjoy seeing what the arrival of spring looks like here in the Garden State.  I don't even want to think about the poor daffy … Continue reading

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