Category Archives: Binghamton

Last one standing

I started this sketch of my neighbors tree because I saw the tree cutters out there. I wanted to capture the magnificence before it was gone. This 70-80′ tree has been home and perch for many birds.  Imagine my surprise when they left, and this one was still there!  The other three were trimmed and cut down about half way.

Rumor has it that the neighbor decided that if/when this tree fell, it would not land in their yard, so therefore, it wouldn’t be their problem! Wow. I do hope that when/if it falls, it doesn’t hurt someone or damage a home.

Pine tree

Recycling

You may have read about how to re-use various veggies.  After buying a few onions from the farmers market, one had already sprouted, so I thought I’d give it a try.

I typically don’t follow instructions well (surprise!), so after trimming some to sauté, I just sort of stuck it in the ground where it seemed happy, and gave it a good watering. It seems it may need separating after it grows a bit, because there might be more than one that will sprout from this.

We’ll see! Fingers are crossed!

Sprouted onion

What it looked like when I bought it

What it looked like after I “trimmed” it for planting.

A discovery

The privet hedge out front never got trimmed last year, so, the other day, I decided to attack it. I was making great progress until I spotted something inside it.

A well constructed robin’s nest with four beautiful eggs nestled in it. That was the end of trimming that hedge, even if it IS lop-sided now! I was lucky enough to catch a decent photo with my phone, and made sure to do a sketch to remember it by.

Robins nest with eggs

The hedge will still be here next year, needing trimming again!

Optimism

Decided to DIY another veggie – here’s a zucchini plant and the new spade/pitchfork I bought to help clear out the weeds so it could be planted. I know, it’s not as early in the season as it could be, but – I tend towards optimism!

This zucchini is now safely nestled in the ground.

This zucchini is now safely nestled in the ground.

And long-legged bright beauties like these day lilies keep me optimistic!

Daylilies

Daylilies

2016 calendars are in!

My inner nerd is very happy to see these new calendars & planners. I’ve added notepads with grid lines- you can have one for free when you order any two items. And the planners have my Vespa scooter on the front – I think it’ll make you smile when planning your week!  Both are full of my ink and watercolor sketches. Many thanks to Callahan Printing for another excellent job!

See more details here: My Etsy page.

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I’d also like to thank The Shop, a local creperie, for displaying these – their food and decor are both lovely and delicious!

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