Beautiful Butterfly

“No garden truly blooms until butterflies have danced upon it.” ~K. D’Angelo  

Mockingbird and Winter Aconite

On the last day of the great backyard bird count, I spotted a mockingbird sitting on top of the feeder.  I never saw one before and have wanted to see one for a long time. Yesterday, hubby and I went for coffees and a walk along one of our favorite trails.  I was happy to…

Snowdrops

The first flowers in my garden are these beautiful little snowdrops. They are also a wonderful first sign of Spring. I did some thrift store shopping and found these pretty flowers and a vase to put them in.  I love decorating my home with things I find at the thrift store.  I like country farmhouse…

Spring Is Coming

I know Spring is coming near by the birds I begin to hear. I can sit all day on the swing to watch and listen to them sing. Soon the doves will coo and I will sing back “I love you!” The sun will be warm and bright when green buds are the best sight….

Snow, Staying Warm, & More

I have been thinking about Spring time lately and I’m going to start planning for my garden.  I like to use Pinterest.com for remembering my ideas.  I’m also looking forward to the peaceful and beautiful snow that comes each year and covers everything.  We’re planning a hiking trip soon and it might snow the day…

Asters, Pears and More

My New England Asters are blooming.  They remind me of Mums.  I have also been enjoying local apples and pears.  They are so inexpensive right now.  I made oatmeal with chopped pears and maple syrup.  It was really good -a must try.  Lately, I have been hearing Great Horned Owls and Screech Owls in the…

Summer Recipes

  I want to share the recipes I have been making lately with the abundance of organic vegetables available to me.  Some of the recipes I have been using for years and others are newly discovered. –I recently made this Red Beet Smoothie.  I added a little ginger to it as well.  The benefits of…

Herb Garden Tea

I love to make tea using fresh herbs!  If  you don’t have an herb garden you could use up leftover herbs from the market. Lavender Rosemary Sage Oregano Thyme Ginger mint Catmint Simply gather a variety of herbs and add them to hot water.  Let it steep for 10 minutes covered.  I make this at…

Milton State Park & Garden

We recently traveled to Milton State Park and hiked the 3 1/2 miles of trails. We packed food and also stopped at Brews and Bytes in Danville. It was a neat artsy place and I ordered a Buddha bowl. It was so yummy that I have been making my own Buddha bowls at home lately….