Nothing but Vegetables!

Gertrude Stein wrote, "A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then, after all, little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables." Obviously, Gertrude Stein was disappointed with her vegetable patch and, I suppose, it is hardly the most beautiful part of the garden. We seldom visit a garden with the purpose of … Continue reading Nothing but Vegetables!

The First Day of Spring

From my childhood spring began for me on the 1st day of February, St. Brigid’s Day, but it seems that spring 2018 began today, Tuesday 20th March, at 4.15p.m. While I might argue for old and traditional dates I couldn’t deny that today was the first day this year when the weather was truly spring-like. … Continue reading The First Day of Spring