When I started my blog about retirement I had no idea I was going to dedicate so much time to my garden and neglect my other hobbies.  However, it is as you say, “So much to do, so little time.”

A busy week of writing, crocheting, and helping my husband recuperate from surgery led me to make some hard choices.  It appears that is how my spaghetti squash vine that flourished so well last week met its untimely demise this week.  After I picked that magnificent squash last week it just shriveled up to nothing – NOTHING, but dead leaves and stem.  It is what it is, so I yanked the vine out!  Not to be outdone by the unruly vegetable, I did replant the vines with some new seeds. Hopefully, we will see them poking out of the ground in a few days.

In the meantime, please enjoy some pictures of other areas in my garden.



Lemon tree - cucumbers and zucchini in background

Lemon tree – cucumbers and zucchini in background


Ginger lilly... loves its shady location.

Ginger lilly… loves its shady location.

Bay tree... for a slow grower it appears to like the location and conditions.

Bay tree… for a slow grower it appears to like the location and conditions.


so many


Happy Sunday everybody!

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on
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