FOWC with Fandango — Fetish I collect Native American fetishes. These are small carved items — sort of like charms or amulets — but more than that. Some of these carving are remarkably artistic. Tiny, yet perfect. Each fetish represents a… Read More ›


The Carolina Wren is typically the earliest arriving “spring” bird. I almost never saw them, but I would hear their songs — louder than any bird so small should be able to sing — in early March. This year, it… Read More ›


FOTD – January 16 – Rhododendrons We had a great spring last year for rhododendrons. This year, without a proper winter and with the garden under full attack from invasive strangling vines, I’m not optimistic. Everything else was suffering through last… Read More ›


CMMC: January Amber Colors I thought I’d post a couple of pictures of amber itself. I used to have a necklace which for some reason I can’t find. Maybe I gave it away?