Something I’ve recently noticed on my walks are the surprisingly tropical patio environments some of my neighbors have created. They’ve taken their tiny urban patios and turned them into a scene that would fit right into Key West, Charleston or even Maui. Needless to say, this is a breath of fresh air in what can otherwise feel like a concrete jungle, especially in the July heat.
We finally had a couple weekends to spend pulling up weeds, stocking up at the garden center (we discovered a new favorite: Jackson Florist) and mulching, planting and finally, enjoying. I’m admittedly a novice when it comes to gardening, but I’m excited to learn as I go. Last year, I had a pretty but short-lived balcony garden. This […]Read more "Our urban garden"
Now that the weather’s nice, we are taking the chance to explore some of the other neighborhoods in Covington. Today that included Seminary Square and a few new-to-us streets in MainStrasse. I took the opportunity to keep practicing with my new camera (Canon EOS Rebel SL1), a Christmas gift from Brandon, and captured some of the beautifully restored […]Read more "A spring walk in Covington"
It’s that time again. Closets are emptied. Boxes are piled high. There’s a growing stack of books to donate, sell or give to friends. Yes, I’m moving, marking the 16th time I’ve been through this song and dance. You could say I’m a moving addict. I prefer expert. Many of my moves have been part […]Read more "Gotta keep on movin’"