Memorial Day 2018

On Memorial Day, I think about my grandfather.  He had 8 siblings, grew up on a farm and walked to school without shoes.  He fought in WW2 and had a near death experience.  If he hadn’t survived, I wouldn’t exist today.  He was always my hero, and not only because of what happened to him. …

Tuscarora State Park

This was the second State Park we have ever been to, and that was in the year 2001.  We have been here hundreds of times since then because this is the park we go hiking at the most.  The trails are just so beautiful and it’s relatively close to home.  Sometimes we enjoy canoeing, swimming,…

Our Second Visit to Shenk’s Ferry

Remember to live in and enjoy the present moment… “Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” -A.A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh  

Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

I have been enjoying strawberry nice cream lately and just wanted to share this wonderful picture!  I used bananas, strawberries, cashew milk, vegan chocolate, and hempseeds.  I’m so excited to go pick fresh homegrown strawberries soon.  As much as I can carry!  Ha ha!  I’m going to freeze them, but I know they won’t last…

Flowers, Vegetables, and Herbs

Here’s a boquet of happy flowers from my garden from 2 years ago. All flowers are beautiful and wonderful just like people. I still have to organize my flowers for this year. I have some transplanting to do. My herb and veggie gardens are all planted and doing well, especially with all the rain we…

Taking Pictures

I’ve been taking pictures since I was a little girl. My mom loved taking pictures and our first camera was a Polaroid camera. I have naturally gotten better at it over the years and it’s just a fun hobby I love so much!! I also took photography class in high school which was a lot…

National Wildflower Week

I found out yesterday that this week just so happens to be National Wildflower Week.  We went to Bowman’s Hill Tower & Wildflower Preserve yesterday as well.  Then we went for a walk along the Delaware Canal State Park.  We have been to this area before and I created a blog post about the preserve…

Shenk’s Ferry Wildflower Preserve Walk

~I loved visiting Shenk’s Ferry Wildflower Preserve so much!!! Hubby and I had so much fun exploring this beautiful gem. It’s one of my new favorite places. I saw a lot of native wildflowers I’ve read about but haven’t seen before. The phlox filled the air with a sweet floral scent that you just can’t…

Rhubarb Tea

I picked up some home grown asparagus and rhubarb.  It’s become a Spring time tradition to make rhubarb tea in my home. I use different ingredients every year. This year I used orange juice, earl grey tea, and honey. Isn’t it pretty?! I used violets to decorate! This delicious tea was super refreshing since the…