May 2013 Special Days

It’s been a while since I wrote a post on this blog. I missed posting the April dates completely.  It’s already the 7th of May but there is still time to get organized for the upcoming holidays and special events.  Below I’ve listed the dates and lots of links to websites to help you plan your celebrations. …

March 2013 Holidays and Special Events

This coming Sunday is Daylight Savings day.  The only way I can remember which way to change the clock is by the little saying I learned as a kid.  “Spring forward, Fall backwards”.

So I’ll move the clock forward on Sunday and lose an hour of sleep. Bummer! But on the bright side, it also means that it stays light later in the evenings. …

Dreaming of Summer

One of my gardening magazines came in the mail today.  A few weeks ago the seed catalogs came in.  I love looking at them and thinking about what I want to plant this coming summer.

When looking at the pictures of juicy red tomatoes or crisp cucumbers my mouth starts to water.  

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The pictures of bright colored flowers have me dreaming of warm summer days. If I close my eyes I can smell the sweet scent of fresh cut grass.


The above pictures are from the Park Seed Catalog.


But it’s time to get back to reality.  …

Groundhog Day–He’s Got It All Backwards!

Groundhog day has been around for a long time. But his track record isn’t all that great!  In my opinion I think he has it all backwards.

The tradition says that if it’s cloudy when the groundhog emerges from his burrow he won’t see his shadow.  Because of this he stays out of the burrow which means that Spring will come early.

If it’s sunny out when he emerges he’ll see his shadow and out of fear retreats back into his burrow. That’s his way of predicting the winter will continue for six more weeks.

Now, I understand that while his shadow may scare him he really has it all backwards. …