~Whatever Works~

I spent the last couple of days prepping for sipping and sitting in the back side patio, which I lovingly call the “bowling alley”. It is very long and probably one of the hardest spaces I have had to decorate to get comfortable. It is the only place that has concrete and that is not…

~Mini Estates #1~

It is on the way. I will say this, even though I really love doing this, my back is breaking!! It is on an upgrade and this construction bit is a tad hard on the slant in boots. In any case, Mrs. Shecky is determined and will update as I go. Hope you enjoy the…

~Tea Walks – 6~

“The man who hunts a deer does not gaze at the mountains”. ~ Takeda Nobushige

~Tea Walks – 5~

It’s been a while since I posted a Tea Walk.  The construction of the house seems never-ending and having spent almost two months sick I had more catch up in the garden than usual.  To my own fault, I just enjoyed the walk and I didn’t do much but observe what work there still is…

~Garden Stuff~

Today was a prep for the rain.  This was a chance to get around the yard for debris clearing so it all doesn’t go into the gutter and clog up this place.  It is the first dark day since last Winter and I love the feeling of it, but I am wary of the mountain…

~Tea Walks-2~

“The art of the bird is to conceal it’s nest both as to position and as to material, but now and then it is betrayed into weaving into its structure showy and bizarre bits of this or that, which give its secret away and which seem to violate all the traditions of its kind”~John Burroughs