Saturday, August 20, 2016

In almost every garden, the land is made better and so is the gardener. ~Robert Rodale (1930–1990)


Looking forward to a productive day canning tomatoes. It’s going to be a hot one–one of the hottest of this summer–so I’m thankful for air conditioning.

I hope you check out today’s featured blog. I started the One Woman’s Day blog in 2011 for Story Circle Network as a place where we could share the ordinary and extraordinary stories of women’s lives. Over the years it’s grown to become a beautiful and diverse tapestry of stories written by SCN members.

Today’s featured blog:

(Don’t forget every comment on the blog in August enters your name into the drawing for either a copy of the beautiful Bella Grace magazine or my book Two Hearts: An Adoptee’s Journey Through Grief to Gratitude.)


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
  1. It certainly is hot in Seattle. We are traveling in the northwest and packed for cool weather. Naturally, it is cooler and wetter in Oklahoma this week than it is up here. Life is so funny. Don’t over heat in the kitchen while canning this week.

    1. Hard to tell what to pack, isn’t it? Good thing we can shop to pick up a few seasonal items if need be!

  2. After weeks and weeks of hot weather, we’ve had reprieve the past two days. Last night we went to dinner and it was cool enough for a jacket! My garden is very happy with the cooler weather and the rain that came along with it last night.

    I just spent some time around at the Story Circle website, and reading some of the stories on the blog. As a newbie creative writer it feels like a very warm and welcoming place.

    1. So glad you checked out the Story Circle site, Karen. It is, indeed, a supportive group of women.

  3. Your tomatoes are fabulous and I bet they taste amazing!

    1. They sure are delicious, Karen!

  4. This month has been a truly fine experience for the eyes as well as all the beautiful thoughts. And I have found a few new blogs to follow as well. Good luck with the canning!

    1. Glad you’ve checked out some of the featured blogs, Karen!

  5. Thanks.Linda, for directing me over to One Woman’s Day Blog. I will be going back frequently to read more. Happy canning. I bet your kitchen smells divine.

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