In the garage

In the garage

In the garage

The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage.

~ Herbert Hoover

The Capture Your 365 prompt for today takes us into the garage.  Our garage is a mess right now.  That’s not my fault.  The garage is not my responsibility as far as cleaning and organizing go.  I learned many years ago that there are some things the man of the house prefers to do himself.  Organizing and cleaning the garage is one of those things.

Window to the porch

Window to the porch

That doesn’t mean I don’t go in the garage.  I do.  All the time.  I have some of my own stuff stored out there, and I do use some of the tools.  I just make sure I put them back where I got them.  I know how important it is to have your tools organized in a way you like.  I also know how annoying it is when someone uses your tools and then forgets to put them back or puts them in a place other than where you like to keep them.

The window to the porch pictured above has a shelf attached in the garage.  That’s where we put food, drinks, etc., that we’re taking out to the porch.  It’s convenient to the kitchen where there is a door that leads to the garage.  The rest of the garage is taken up with bikes, skis, sleds, other sporting equipment, more tools, ladders, and on one side, the car.  It’s a two-car garage, but we only have one car so we use the other half for storage.



M has been out pruning the maple trees.  The pruning resulted in sap-cicles.  Sap leaks from the cuts in the tree and freezes.  It’s sweet and yummy.  Maple tapping doesn’t usually start in northeast Ohio until mid to late February, but some folks have already been tapping their trees due to the warm winter we’ve had.  (I wrote this post some time ago about maple syrup in Ohio, if you’re interested.)

Blue-sky morning

Blue-sky morning

We had another sunny morning.  Clouds started moving in this afternoon.  Rain and wind will be here sometime tonight.  Does the world seem windier to you?  It does to me.  A lot of strong winds have been blustering and blowing through the Bogs the past few years.

Hanging over the icy pond

Hanging over the icy pond

I can’t think of much else to write about today.  It’s that time of year when not too much happens.  M and I have been working around the house and property which is not exactly thrilling blog fodder.

Another sign of spring

Another sign of spring

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you had a good weekend, and that you got a chance to step outside and visit with Mother Nature.

A flag of grass seeds supported by the wind

A flag of grass seeds supported by the wind

Be good, be kind, be loving, just Be.  🙂


22 Comments on “In the garage”

  1. Your pictures are helping to make it better!

    Paul T

  2. Joanne says:

    I buy maple syrup for pancakes and we have one here that is pure Canadian maple syrup. It is so delicious and well worth paying the extra for, rather than choosing a cheaper, imitation maple syrup. Are your maple trees mature enough for tapping yet? I’ve heard that tapping can be quite an involved process, but think of the interesting blog posts you could write about it! 🙂

    • Robin says:

      We’ve never tapped our trees, Joanne. You are right about it being an involved process. We leave it to the expert down the road from us to do all the work and then happily buy his maple syrup. 🙂

  3. Chloe says:

    i wouldn’t dare set foot inside daniel’s garage.. there is stuff everywhere! lol i wouldn’t be able to come out without organizing stuff
    lovely captures

  4. Kathy says:

    Am looking forward to having maple syrup again after the honey-only diet on the detox for the past three weeks. Tomorrow is the last “official” day although will continue to eat some of the recipes through Wednesday. Have you started yet? By the way, love the grass photo the best. It’s sweet. Sweeter than maple syrup or honey, lol.

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Kathy. lol! No, I haven’t yet officially started the detox. I have tried to start, and then family things interrupt. I have decided that when the time is right, I’ll know. I have, however, tried quite a few of the recipes, and done a half-way attempt (using the detox diet for two meals a day). Even that little bit has helped. 🙂

  5. LOL, I wasn’t expecting to find pics of your garage, that’s for sure! 🙂

  6. jane tims says:

    Hi Robin. Your signs of spring are most heartening… and your garage is certainly tidier than ours! Jane

  7. Phil Lanoue says:

    Terrific series Robin!

  8. Amy says:

    Love the sign of spring and the blue sky. Beautiful shots, Robin!

  9. Sallyann says:

    In the garage … a place for everything. 🙂

  10. We have definitely had some insane winds this summer. New Year’s Eve was scary, and the next day there were tree branches scattered everywhere, like they were no heavier than leaves. Still, your grass seeds survived the wind and they look lovely :).

  11. I love the buds and the flag of grass seeds. 🙂

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