She Kept A Parrot

When Rita’s Wax Myrtle tree leafed out this spring She immediately set about expertly pruning it As she does every spring. She removed every twig of new growth From the main...

Dinner If there is anything That-Green-Chicken (as Kelli calls her) Loves more than little bits of chicken It’s great gobs of pasta She finished off her scant serving And While I...

The Parrot Bath is not just a bath. It is an event. An occasion that requires planning, organization and orchestration. Rita takes her bath seriously. She knows as well as I...

A visitor recently said she would like to see a panoramic view of my garden. I have often thought that my friends here probably wonder what the garden looks like. If...

Well, Folks, Cheeky¬†sailed right through Kindergarten. Yesterday, he received his graduation reward. A trip to the Big Tree. You don’t just bring home a baby parrot and plunk him down in...

I am doing something here that I almost never do. I am posting an impromptu post. I am delighted to present (Drum roll, please…) Cheeky ūüôā A couple of days ago,...

Hello, Folks! On my birthday, I spent the early part of the day and the late evening investigating all of the nooks and crannies in the garden. It always surprises and...

The Carolina Trumpet From my chair on the porch, I can see the trumpets. ¬†They hang down almost to waist level as I walk the path to Boy’s house. ¬†When we...

(The story of the little Lumix LX5’s troubles with The Diva) …And it was such a lovely day in the neighborhood until Little Lumix showed up. Uh Oh. ¬†Here she comes...

RITA Rita is the inspiration for the title of this blog.  I thought I should finally credit her.  After all, if your byline is based on the life of a character,...