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Blog“Just Over the Hilltop”

Hello from “just over the hilltop” following a fast moving thunderstorm with torrential rain and then brilliant sunshine even before the storm passed by. July is living up to its reputation of hot and humid. I think of my poor Mom and thank her for giving me birth in the heat of the summertime. What…

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Hello from “just over the hilltop” where the deer and the antelope (well, we don’t have antelope here) play and eat flowers. That’s right. It seems the deer repellent is not working, wearing off too quickly, or the deer are desperate. This morning many of my beautiful geraniums had been snipped off and eaten and…

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Those wonderful “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer” have arrived and the fans are spinning round and round. What a blessing when the nights cool down a little and the air gets easier to breathe. Independence Day was very hot and uncomfortable but we attended the Norwood Parade, enjoyed visiting with other attendees, and went…

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The days are once again flying by with a flurry of activity and I think that’s the way life should be. That is: as long as I pace myself and keep my quiet time special as much as possible. Summer pleasures and activities have begun with some sadness sprinkled in. And summer itself began with…

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“Oh, what a beautiful morning, Oh, what a beautiful day”……and I am enjoying it by alternating my inside and outside projects. It is not too hot, not too cold. In other words, a seemingly perfect day “just over the hilltop.” And I’m enjoying the porch. As usual I have let the tares(weeds) grow up with…

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Good afternoon from “just over the hilltop” in Norwood on this lovely Monday. The air is thick at 87 degrees with a slight breeze and clouds rolling in. Dick is painting and I’m sure he’s grateful the sun is now behind those clouds. The glare of freshly painted wood in direct sun is exhausting. He…

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