Sunday, May 14, 2017

“Popeye was right about spinach: dark green, leafy vegetables are the healthiest food on the planet. As whole foods go, they offer the most nutrition per calorie.” ~ Michael Greger One of the best gifts of spring is spinach and  are feasting on spinach salad from the garden almost daily right now. It tastes so […]

Thursday, May 11, 2017

“Nothing is more wistful than the scent of lilac, nor more robust than its woody stalk, for we must remember that it is a tree as well as a flower, we must try not to forget this.” ~ Stevie Smith The sun is shining and it’s calm–a beautiful spring morning. It’s hard to believe we’re under a weather […]

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

“This gardener’s rule applies to youth and age, When young sow wild oats, but when old grow sage.” ~ Henry James Byron The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a hotter than normal summer for this area. Of course it also says we should be enjoying near-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation right now which isn’t happening so, while […]

Monday, May 8, 2017

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.” ~ A.A. Milne, […]

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it; ~ William Blake Green is the beautiful colour of the season as the grass starts growing again and the […]

Saturday, April 22, 2017

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ~ Mark Twain Yesterday, ah,  yesterday. Easily the most beautiful day we’ve had this year. […]

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

“Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers.” ~ May Sarton I feel a sharpness in my chest as I realize it’s Wednesday: mid-week and nearly mid-month. I think of all the things I want to do, must do, don’t want to do but will do nonetheless. It surprises me that, at […]

Saturday, April 8, 2017

“I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to.” ~ Albert Einstein One of the great gifts aging gave me a number of years ago was an acceptance–a celebration even!–of the woman I am and a letting go of a desire to conform. The other day when […]