Author Archives: Dianna Ott

About Dianna Ott

Lydia Street is about an old house, a new garden and the adventures of the lovely and talented occupants, Dianna and Christe. We love our dogs; we love to cook; we love to garden; and we have too many house projects going on at the same time. We also have plenty of stories to tell.

2018 has already disappointed me

Here in my corner of the world it is 6 degrees with a windchill of below zero. This is not typical for January 3rd and because it is not typical the water pipes in my house are now frozen. While … Continue reading

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Slow is the best speed

We’ve been away. It’s time to start again. Renewal. Upheaval. When changes happen it’s sometimes hard to start again. But I’m giving myself space and time to ease back into this blog. All is good. All has been good. We’ve … Continue reading

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Signs of spring and renewal

Spring! In the form of forsythia forced to bloom indoors. I’ve been away. I’m sorry for neglecting to tend this blog, my garden, my life. Winter came and it was cold and damp and the sun didn’t shine for days. … Continue reading

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Friday Dog Photo: Piper says “Merry Christmas”

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Friday Dog Photo: Adia makes her list and checks it twice

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Friday Dog Photo: Adia waiting near the window

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Fall foliage makes us sad

As beautiful as fall colors are, there’s something about this season that makes us sad. The light changes, the leaves fall, the days grow short. Soon, it will be cold and gloomy and, in our part of the country, wet … Continue reading

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Oh-So-Easy Crock Pot Tomato Sauce

Oh dear ones, have I shared my oh-so-easy recipe for tomato sauce in a crock pot with you? I promise that this is the easiest tomato sauce you will ever make. Crock Pot Tomato Sauce Fill your crock pot with … Continue reading

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Garden tours make me green with envy

Our local Master Gardeners group recently sponsored a garden tour at a house I’ve been curious about for years. This garden has is only 11 years old and takes up the same space we have. Oh, do we have a … Continue reading

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Fall is in the air

Happy Autumn Equinox! Here at Lydia Street, it is starting to feel like fall. The temperatures have dropped in the evenings and the mums are starting to bloom. For years and years, we would buy potted mums to sit on … Continue reading

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