COLOR IN OCTOBER – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP Wednesday – COLOR Autumn is languidly considering the possibility of dropping by any day now. The rhododendrons are blooming again ... simultaneously with the ones in Sydney, Australia. How weird is that? And my roses are still very much in bloom. The trees? Except for some older maples, meh. Lots of yellow and a bit … Continue reading COLOR IN OCTOBER – Marilyn Armstrong

IN THE DARK OF NIGHT, THE SOUNDS WE HEAR – Marilyn Armstrong

I have to start this out by explaining that just a couple of days ago, I heard a noise in the bedroom. It was the kind of noise the wakes me right up because it was a little squeaky noise. Like the sound a mouse makes. And it was followed by little scrabbly sounds. We … Continue reading IN THE DARK OF NIGHT, THE SOUNDS WE HEAR – Marilyn Armstrong

CRITICISM – Marilyn Armstrong

Mostly brutal Brutal honesty is always more brutal than honest and is never well-meant. Honesty without kindness is meanness under false colors. When criticism is given without love or humor, its aim is not to inform, but to hurt. Anyone can tell -- by the tone of voice and facial expression -- the true intent of someone who … Continue reading CRITICISM – Marilyn Armstrong

RHODODENDRONS BLOOMING IN OCTOBER – Marilyn Armstrong

Rhododendrons: Flower of the Day – October 9, 2018 My garden is a mess right now. Most of the flowers are dead and many need to be cleared out. I've done a bit of it, but it needs more. I'm not so steady on my feet right now, so I think it's going to wait … Continue reading RHODODENDRONS BLOOMING IN OCTOBER – Marilyn Armstrong