Dingbats

The term Dingbat was first used as a name for an alcoholic beverage back in 1838. It wasn’t until around 1905 that it was used to describe a foolish person. I thought about this word as I was reading the latest installment of super scary revelations about COVID that literally involves bat sh*t.. otherwise known…

Secret Gardens & Garden Secrets

One of the frustrations of living in our townhome up in Charlotte was my inability to have a garden. When I planted a small hydrangea by our front door that first spring after we moved in, my neighbor warned that the association would probably tell me to remove it.  The poor plant must have overheard…

Green thumb-no garden.

My husband and I moved up to Charlotte last year around the same time our youngest left for college. We live in a lovely little town home community just south of the city and have been slowly  remodeling; room by room. It’s been fun, busy and all in all a pretty smooth transition. But town…