Please help me congratulate Sarah Taylor, winner of this Amish-made darling and practical purse from Lancaster County, plus a signed book. Either Starting from ScratchA Letter from Lancaster County; or one of three books from The Legacy of Lancaster County TrilogyLeaving Lancaster, its sequel, Pennsylvania PatchworkForever Amish; or A Portrait of Marguerite. Many thanks to all who entered!

Kate’s Favorite Pics – Signs of Summer

As I’m out and about during the day, I’m seeing signs of our rapidly approaching summer. After a cold and soggy spring, I can hardly wait!

The beautiful flowers of hydrangea bloom from spring all the way into fall.


Every garden needs the gorgeous blooms and vines of a Clematis!


The freckles along the inner edge of the bell-shaped foxglove flowers make me think of childhood fairy tales.


I love walking past this yard with its vibrant, colorful flowers spilling over the fence.