Postcard from the Adams National Historic Park

Sharon writes that she has been in this library many times, and she marveled that one family could collect so many books.

I have not been to the Adams National Historic Park even though I lived not far from it for several years, and even used to take the train to Quincy to watch movies. I give my time in Massachusetts a C for visiting all the historical sites.

Anyway, fun card from Sharon.

Contorted Quince is No More

I planted the contorted quince in March 2011, and it has bugged me for years. It never produced any quince, and it’s a shrub of the poke-y variety, always grabbing onto my sweater when putting scraps in the worm bin. I have finally dug it up.

It was a project done in stages, a lot of which were my 10-minute breaks during my work day. (Yet another advantage of working from home.)

The plus of the contorted quince was that it was fine with no water. It probably was able to survive the hot summers so well because it had a very strong taproot and auxiliary roots. In the end, I had to get out the saw.

It did have very pretty blossoms early in the spring. But the disadvantages outweighed the advantages.

The other plus of digging out the contorted quince is that I can now put this bag of compost into the hole. It’s been sitting in that spot for more than a year.

May 8, 2023, Zentangle

This is my last Zentangle in the series. I did a lot of my tangling while waiting for Sentinel to eat his meals. He died, and that time went away . I would like to pick it up again in the future.

I especially enjoyed the more organic tangles I’ve been learning. The top left is Verdigogh, and the top right is Locar. Lower left is Yincut, and lower right is my new favorite Bales.

New Sign for the Kenton Rose Garden

Look how pretty it is! It’s metal and it faces in a different direction than the previous one and that direction is better for people to read the sign.

For comparison: here is the old sign. It has been touched up several times over the years, but has a design flaw in that the top part can easily be knocked off (and it has been several times).