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Category Archives: poetry
Tiny bloom beckons,
intricate and colorful.
A heavenly sight…
I hope you’re all having a great week thus far!
Such a tiny bloom
About the size of a dime.
Your beauty awes me…
Have you spied any tiny treasures in nature recently, dear readers? Do tell!
Tiny, dried, brittle.
I have not overlooked you.
I see your beauty…
I recently took this photo with my iPhone using a macro lens. A macro lens on an iPhone, you say?! Yes! Hubby gave me 3 tiny lenses – that attach to my iPhone – for Christmas. What a treat! I was lucky enough to receive a fish eye lens, a zoom lens, and a combo macro/wide angle lens and have been having fun experimenting with them. I hope to post more photos taken with these lenses in the coming months. They’re available at photojojo.com if you’re interested.
(I’m not affiliated with the company in any way, just a lucky gift recipient.)
Summer is coming.
Warm days blurred, simple pleasures.
A sensory feast…
Though I’m not a fan of the heat, I do enjoy some of what summer brings. Clear, starry nights. Gardens bursting with edible bounty. More sunlight, “longer” days. Independence Day, sparklers, and fireworks. Barbecues. Ice cream cones. Fireflies (which I’ve only seen in-person once when visiting the midwest). Crickets singing late into the night.
What are some of your favorite things about summer, dear readers? What do you look forward to as summer approaches? Please post a comment and share – I’d love to hear…
your sunshine yellow cheers me.
Cup, petals, and stem…
Daffodils are one of my favorite things about spring, and I look forward to their arrival each year. I don’t have a yard to plant in, so this small bunch of daffodils was a very happy find at the market! Displayed in a Mason jar on the counter, these beautiful blooms are helping me enjoy the spring season.
What are some of your favorite signs of spring, dear readers? I invite you to comment and share…
Days in Cambria:
relaxed, quiet, beautiful.
Love that it’s tranquil…
I’m currently on my second annual week-long retreat in this magical spot along California’s Central Coast. (Thank you for your hospitality, T.E.L!) I’ll drive home to hubby and the bunnies this weekend, and will return to blogging from Southern California next week. In the meantime, I’m wishing you a relaxed, quiet and beautiful weekend…
so good on buttered wheat toast!
This jam is a treat…
Until a few years ago I’d never tasted olallieberry jam, and boy was I missing out! I was introduced to the wonders of olallieberry by my friend, Ariella Fiore, and I’m so glad I was. I bought some jars of homemade jam from Ariella, and was instantly smitten with both the taste and the deep, jewel-like color.
Given that I was an “olallieberry virgin” I had to Google olallieberries, and learned from Wikipedia that they’re a cross between the loganberry and the youngberry. The olallieberry “grandparents” are the more familiar blackberry, raspberry, and dewberry. I guess it’s fair to say this is a hybrid berry love child, blessed with both good looks and great taste!
As you probably guessed from the haiku above I love to put this jam on hot, buttered wheat toast. And while I’d also love to use it for sandwiches, and maybe ice cream topping, I’m resisting the urge. Because I only get a certain number of jars of jam from Ariella each year I kind of ration it. Yep, I’m a jam hoarder!
I use regular Smucker’s Strawberry Jam for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and save this jam for my breakfast toast. This year I purchased six 8 oz. jars of ollalieberry jam, and hope we make it through the year without running out. Sure, I can make do with something else, but life is sweeter and brighter with olallieberry jam from Ariella’s kitchen…
Do you have special ingredient, condiment, or treat that you savor? Something that makes a meal special for you? I’d love to hear about it.
p.s. Ariella (aka The Quilting Mama) was the first to be featured in my Remarkable Women Series. She sings, acts, sews, cooks and bakes like nobody’s business. She lives in The Valley (Like, Omigod!), but keeps chickens, gardens, and harvest fruit from the family’s trees. I love her jam, and am also a fan of her Plenty Big Blankets and bibs for adults. (I had a bib custom-made for my large, spill-prone father.) Hurray, Ariella – go on with your talented, eclectic self!Tweet
and a deep yellow pollen -
I love taking a stroll around the nursery, drinking in the beauty of the plants. Between the shapes, textures, patterns, colors and scents I’m in heaven – it’s such a treat for my senses. I yearn for the day when I’ll finally have a garden, and can grow fruits and veggies in addition to flowers. In the meantime, you just may run into me strolling around the aisles and paths at the local nursery – camera in hand and a smile on my face…
Fluffy white bunny
Are you digging to China?
You’re cute and messy…
As you can see, our white, female rabbit – Cypress – loves to dig. Because our rabbits are “house rabbits” they don’t have a yard to dig in, but they do spend their daylight hours on our covered and walled patio. Hubby was inspired to get some dirt from his father’s garden (we knew it would be pesticide and poison free) and let the rabbits have at it, and Cypress is quite the digger. Pinto doesn’t dig nearly as much. In fact, he seems most adept at getting dirt showers from Cypress and sitting there looking all spotted and cute!
The bunnies nearly always have us laughing, and digging is just one of the things they do that makes us laugh. What do your pets do that crack you up? I hope you’ll comment and share their antics!