Seventy-something mother of 3, grandmother of 5, great-grandmother of 1 (so far.)  I like gardening, photography, writing, reading and life in general. I’m also into genealogy, stamp collecting and scrapbooking.

I was born in London, England and moved to the USA in 1973. I still miss home but will probably never go back. Past interests included dancing, theater, fencing, painting and floral arranging.


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  1. Thanks for ‘liking’ my ‘Lambing season’. As a result I’ve enjoyed my trip round your site and have enjoyed very much what I’ve seen. I’ll be back!

  2. I bet crumpets to teacakes you were (like me) glued to the TV to watch the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. We all thought the Queen was absolutely magnificent. Oh yes – Kate wasn’t so bad either. Viriginia

    • You’re absolutely right! I watched some of the celebrations on the BBC website and the concert on tv, although they did cut out quite a bit of the concert (I was looking forward to seeing Shirley Bassey and some of the classical music pieces!)

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    • Thank you, Belmont Rooster, for your generous comment. Although I was nominated for one or two awards earlier in my blogging career I find that I’m happier just writing for the fun of it now, but many thanks anyway for the very kind thought. I’ve enjoyed reading about your preparations for winter.

  4. This is a beautiful blog. I love the photographs of all the nature! People don’t pay enough attention to nature, I think. Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

  5. Hi there,
    Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check out my little corner of the blogosphere and the follow, your support is greatly appreciated. Looking forward to seeing more from you 🙂

    Have a great day,


  6. So glad I have found your blog. I am really enjoying your photography, your posts and your loves in general. Thank you, from a like minded blogger in Australia.

    • I have become used to living in the Chicago area now. We’ve been here for more than 40 years but I still think of England as home, even though I’ve never been back there. I was always afraid to go back in case I found it even harder to leave a second time, especially while my parents were still living there.

  7. It is always such a thrill visiting you! I learn (or remember) something about you every time.
    Like your fascination for the Morton Arboretum for instance, a place I meant to visit
    but never had a chance to while living nearby.

  8. Lovely photos – like your comment on the natural cycle of things. No rain here for weeks but at lasat today it is wet. Have been so pleased to have a garden in the lock down but not so pleased with hundreds of people pouring on to the beach

      • Not sure where you live but in England on 15th June people can travel on public transport but must wear a mask. Does this mean that it is really too early?

      • I live just outside Chicago, Diana. For the most part, people are very good about wearing masks and keeping distance here, but there are always the few who don’t, and it only takes one person to start the whole thing up again. That being said, I think there must come a time when we just have to hope for the best and get back to ‘business as usual.’ I do know that I’ll never feel safe in a crowd again so that’s something I will definitely be avoiding in the future. I hope all goes well back home in England. Stay safe.

  9. Hi, I’m Ashley and I’m also 70 something. I shall follow you and see where you take me since it’s unlikely that i will travel too far from these shores! 🌹🙋‍♂️

    • Thank you for joining me on this photographic adventure, Ashley! I always regret not having traveled more when I was younger and doubt very much if I will have the opportunity to go far afield now, so I like to try and make the most of what is within reach. There is a lot to see if only we take the time to look around us.

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