The July 5 Garden

The July 5 Garden

We’re just home from the garden where I picked another bucket of green beans. I decided to grow them after I made dilly beans last year (with beans bought from the farmer’s market) that we enjoyed immensely. I wanted to grow my own this year and make some more. I chose Venture Blue Lake bush beans and […]

Uncle Bill's Mustard

Uncle Bill’s Mustard

One of the flavours I remember best from childhood was the homemade mustard Uncle Bill made. Summertime meals were simple back then: a plate of cold cuts, white bread or homemade buns, assorted pickles, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, butter, and a variety of condiments. I always reached for the little baby food jar filled with […]

A Daisy A Day

A Daisy A Day

I was outside early in my pajamas this morning. The morning air already warm, promising another scorcher here in the ‘Loops. The sprinklers were on in the yard and the air was fresh. I captured a few images of the water spraying and played with my shutter speed to get different effects. It was a good […]

The June 22 Garden

The June 22 Garden

Thanks to the early spring and warm (hot!) weather we enjoyed this spring the garden is ahead of schedule. I’m beginning to wonder if I overplanted in some areas but it will all work out in the end. Thought I’d take on on a tour of the garden this first day of summer. Seems like […]

Four Simple Things

Four Simple Things

Last week’s lesson for the Be Still – Fifty Two class was simply a prompt to photograph four objects: a loaf of bread, a linen of some sort, twine, and a pair of scissors. Life took me in a different direction last week and I chose to get outside and take a few photos on […]

Simple Happy

Simple Happy

One of the best things about living where we do is that in just a few minutes we can be out of the city basking in the stillness of the country. This afternoon we took a short drive and did just that. No more than five or ten minutes from home and we were here. […]

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