Well, as I alluded to earlier, my obsessions have strayed a bit from gardening for the time being. Part of that is because of my seasonal case of self-diagnosed Attention-Deficit Disorder, and part of it is because, well, there's not much gardening to be done right about now.
For me, the inside and outside of my house are so intertwined that it's difficult for me to just blog about one and not the other, so I decided to just blog about it all. For those who have followed this as strictly a gardening blog, I promise to keep the gardening content fresh (although it will certainly be fresher in spring and summer), and I hope you enjoy some posts about our home. I hope, too, that new readers will find enjoyable posts from past and present.
A word about the "new look." The new header alludes to my other passion: sailing. It's what I write about for work, and what I do pretty much any time the Wisconsin weather allows. The sailboat sketch was done by my father years ago and is a motif I've used on everything from the place cards for our wedding to our return address labels. Under that you'll find small photos of a variety of scenes from our house and garden, including the furry beasts who have been mentioned before.
To make things more exciting, with any luck we'll soon be doing a fairly major house renovation, that I'll be anxious to share all the dirt on as soon as I know if it's really happening or not.
Thanks for sticking with me ... I hope you like new look and feel here. If you have any suggestions about things you'd like me to blog about or any thoughts on the new Impatient Gardener blog, I'd love to hear them.