rockland county

put a bird in it

We bought this little birdhouse a few months back and hung it in a tree outside our kitchen window. I spotted it, of all places, at the Drugworld on Rt 59 in Nyack. It was the only one like it, and was tucked, randomly, at the end of an aisle […]

The Outside In: in nearby Piermont

I think I owe Bill Walsh and Joe Serra an apology. When I recently visited their store, The Outside In, in Piermont near Nyack, I know I behaved strangely. It’s just that their eclectic greenhouse/gallery/boutique made me so happy. I trotted around the place rather spastically ooh-ing and ahh-ing, I […]

egg on yard

What should you do if you find a perfect little egg in your yard the day before Easter? Marvel at the wonders of the natural world. Decide it looks a little too perfect to be real and assume it had to have been manufactured in a factory. Perhaps it blew […]

cracking up

Oops: I guess you’re supposed to bring these kinds of flower pots inside for the winter. Sadly, we have three others in a similar state. Science has never been my forte, but I presume this has something to do with freezing/melting/expansion. Home-ownership certainly does have a learning curve.

march of the worms

There was a crazy storm last night including, but not limited to: thunder, lightning, and boatloads of rain. Today, the driveway is covered with more worms than I’ve ever seen congregating in one place. I am wondering if this is a displacement situation and if so, should I escort them […]

video: real banana muffins

Nothing saddens me more than a fake banana muffin. Why must they insult these baked goods by injecting them with so much artificial flavoring, when the real fruit makes them so much better? Whatever “their” reasons, I stopped buying this breakfast treat long ago and decided to take matters into […]

spring is sprung

Since this is the first Spring in our house, it has been exciting to see what perennials have been lurking underground all season. I know next to nothing about gardening or lawn care, but I’ve heard that the best thing you can do for your plants is talk to them. […]