This week, the dogwood flowers are nice and large.
Last summer's hurricane felled a tree in my neighbor's yard. That tree shaded a good deal of my driveway and was also much larger than the dogwood, so my tree was forced to grow in the shade. Once the neighbor's tree was gone, the dogwood got to enjoy a lot more sunshine.
And the tree has taken advantage of the improved growing climate. That's happy.
I am determined to fight for good in 2018. First up: It’s time for Donald Trump to go. I like to read (I just finished Julie Otsuka’s When the Emperor was Divine), garden, cook, and talk.
I love… my big stack of books-to-be-read, garden catalogs, planning history projects for 7th graders, hand-written notes, fresh calendars, soft winter scarves, polka dots, glimmers of hope, laughter, playing card games, morning sunlight, fleece gloves, Winter walks, magnolia trees, ivy, amaryllis bulbs, cozy throw blankets, HGTV, and the deep sleep I get after a good workout.