Trusted friends I headed into the stay-at-home orders with a wonderful new book to read, gifted by a caring, mentor-like friend of mine. Its a book that, after reading the first chapter, (or was it perhaps the forward) you know you’re going to grow, deepen your passion, and emerge in a new form. A better … Continue reading Lamentish
Early morning light My fellow early risers will agree that there’s nothing like waking up before the sun and enjoying the stillness of the new day while making that first morning cuppa. A phrase comes to mind, used by Scottish author George MacDonald in at least a couple of his novels, as he described the … Continue reading Good Morning!
Someone I love was just in a car accident. They’re okay though their car—not so much. Broadsided at 50 mph in a crowded intersection and they honestly did not see it coming. Mercifully did not because there was no time or ability to evade a collision with the oncoming car. Aches and pains and swelling … Continue reading You Okay?
Four weeks after acquisition Right there before my eyes— I see a glimmer of potential for five savory stuffed bell peppers to manifest themselves into my future. This was a rescue, given up on and headed for trash pick up. Yellowing leaves, spindly stems, far from the picture of health. The previous owner has a … Continue reading Potential
Like Peter Rabbit in Mr. MacGregor’s garden. No story. Just cuteness. Well, no real story except to say that Amazon is now three days late in delivering the bird seed I ordered. When Bernadette (yes, she has a name now) stopped by for brunch the cupboard was bare. Being a resourceful gal she tried to … Continue reading Hung Up
Park on the hill I just returned from a brisk morning walk around the hood. Bundled up to brace the frigid 43° air, in no time I realized that my “get up” resembled a misguided fashionista touring Antartica compared to the others in their sleek running gear. A confirmation of too many covid days spent … Continue reading Sentimental Journey
Fresh picked There’s a ten foot ficus tree on my patio, obtained from a neighbor who’s long since moved away. The planter its grown in is really quite large, in fact, large enough to accommodate smaller pots of herbs and lavender, placed around the slender tree trunk, including the happy, healthy potted strawberry plant pictured … Continue reading Stewards
“Dear old world', she murmured, 'you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.” Anne of Green Gables Now that I’ve started lingering even longer at noonday birdwatching it strikes me how the garden population has begun to increase in it’s sheer number. For no particular reason I’ve become somewhat obsessed … Continue reading Fine Feathered Friends
Oven roasted broccoli in Grandma Cary’s Courier and Ives pie plate. When pouring a bag of frozen broccoli onto a baking sheet to prep it for oven roasting I struggled getting it out of it’s packaging. The broccoli had been frozen in clumps that were too big to pass through the opening I’d cut in … Continue reading Trying Too Hard?
I’m still obsessed with my new birdfeeder but I’m also DIStressed at an unexpected outcome that’s occurred. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that during this pandemic I’ve become a birdwatcher as my broken fountain (now birdbath) draws a variety of local birds. The thing is, with the arrival of the new feeder, the five sparrow … Continue reading Peace