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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Hurrier I Go

I'm late, I'm late.

I haven't posted in a while, and in the last couple of weeks I've been posting less than I like. I just got back from a trip to the East Coast to visit my son and his girlfriend, who just bought a house. It was a great visit, I had a wonderful time, and I have lots of pictures to prove it.

Now I just have to find the time and inclination to post them. They wanted advice about what to do with their new garden, and I have lots of ideas, so I want to tell you about that.

Two rows of enormous conifers 6 feet apart in the front yard of my son's newly purchased home about 10 feet from the front of the house -- an exercise in What Were They Thinking?

We went to the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston and saw the Mapparium, and I want to talk a little about that.

The four of us in front of a mock-up "selfie wall" of the Mapparium -- photos in the actual Mapparium not allowed

We visited the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts, which I never visited despite living for 50+ years in the area, and I want to post about that.

Cupid at Tower Hill applying antiperspirant

In addition, our weather here in the PNW has been and will apparently continue to be glorious, so before we went away I was making great progress in the garden, and I want to show that, and I need to get back to doing that.

In short, I'm alive, but I'm busier than a one-armed paper-hanger.


  1. Now that you've whetted our appetite for all those posts, you need to get at it, Alison! Actually, I've been suffering from some of the same post-writing malaise myself. I've got all those Fling tours to post about, as well as stuff in my own garden and ideas about posts on neighboring areas, but I can't seem to get to them. I decided to cut myself some slack and just chip away at posts without focusing on the back-log.

  2. It's always good to have blog material lined up and waiting. I'm between ideas for my posts. We are at the point in our garden, however, that we have taken the last two afternoons off, just enjoying being outside, sitting and reading.

  3. Can't wait to hear all about your adventures!

  4. You are allowed to relax and rest from your journey. No rush. We'll be here waiting.
    The cherub description made me giggle.

  5. OMG yes, that is a WWTT if ever I saw one. Not one, but two rows! Glad you got in a successful vacation and I look forward to fabulous posts ahead...(says the girl who is still posting from a 2016 garden tour...).

  6. I hope we get to see your posts soon, but you're right - we have to take advantage of the gorgeous weather to garden! I heartily agree with your priorities.

  7. Looks like your June blogging calendar is all but filled up! Looking forward to reading more about your adventures. Glad to hear you had a wonderful trip!

  8. Looking forward to your posts with keen anticipation.

  9. Oh boy, I donkey laughed at the “applying antiperspirant.” 😂

  10. Hi Alison. It sounds like a great trip. I know what you mean. It seems like I'm not posting nearly as much as I would like to. Oh well. One day at a time, right?

  11. Is one of your ideas to cut all the trees down? That would be the first thing I'd tackle in the yard! My son lives on the East Coast too, and I seldom see them. He did visit last week to see my Oregon house for the first time.


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