Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Pairs

Cee’s Challenge topic this week is Pairs

When my husband and I bought our first house, it was new. No landscaping. No lawn. Just dirt, mostly clay.

One of our first outside projects was planting 12 tulip bulbs. With our first trowel.  Over the next 30+ years, we planted iris, daffodils, black-eyed susans, trilliums, lilies of the valley. And more.

A crowded situation ensued. We weeded around them (mostly my husband did the weeding, to be fair), transplanted a few…but some died out and some still spread.

Our first 12 tulips followed suit. As the years went by, we noticed fewer and fewer made it through the congested patch of dirt next to the house.

Except…two that lasted 20 years.

Pair of Survivors


By the time we moved – after 36 years – there was just one left.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Contact

Here is my entry for this week’s challenge hosted by Frank at Dutch goes the Photo

What a rude awakening snow can be after the softness of summer and the crunchy leaves of autumn. Outside temperatures drop.
Instead of rain, cold sloppy white stuff falls from the sky.

It sticks to grass, driveways, hats, mittens…and evergreen bushes.

Unfortunately, Mr. Bill tumbled into such a bush a few winters ago.
And made contact with the icy wet snow.
Which was, of course, very cold.

As usual, he was not happy.
Poor Mr. Bill.




Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

BOOKS OR PAPER: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.

My collection of letters…so far. The rest in boxes.

So Much History. And so many stories. Of course they survived our downsizing and purging.

30 years of letters from friends

Can you tell which years were the teenage and college years?


30 years of letters to and from family