One Man Went To Mow

Mowing the lawn

Since having had the garden landscaped in order to both take care of the water issues and to give the garden a facelift, we now have quite a lot of grass that needs mowing. It grows so fast that I have to mow at least once a week. Good exercise though and I like to practice my stripes.

There’s been a change of colour in the garden – blue blossoms are now appearing. Continue reading


Botanical Impressions

One thing I miss about living in the UK compared to living here in the USA are the national organisations dedicated to the preservation of historically significant sites, buildings and countryside such as the National Trust and English Heritage. America is a comparatively young nation and as such the care and preservation of its historical structures and artifacts is mostly left up to individual societies, or indeed, individual people. There is, in fact, a “National Register of Historic Places” and individual States and Counties have their own historic districts – we actually live in one such area, the “York Chester National Historic District,” and the houses within its borders are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The parent body for the National Register is the National Park Service which is dedicated to safeguarding America’s nearly 400 national parks. Continue reading

Some Of What I Left Behind


This gallery contains 18 photos.

Looking at a map of the world the other day, in particular North America and Canada, I was reminded of how vast a land mass this continent that we now live on is. In the old days, the home country … Continue reading