Kate said Summer. Summer. The stuff childhood is made for. I began loving summer when we moved from hot, humid south Florida to our 14 acre mini farm in the mountains of NC in 1988. We moved on Labor Day weekend, which technically is the final weekend of summer but that year we had an… [Read More]
Quarterly Report: 3Q 2018
It was the best of times…it was the worst of times. Third Quarter 2018 in Statesville, NC morning walks road trips houseguests praying writing remembering farmers market cooking grieving For those of you who receive my weekly email, which is kind of like a letter from home, know that this summer has been wonderful and… [Read More]
These Halcyon Days
adjective denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful. “the halcyon days of the mid-1980s, when profits were soaring” synonyms: happy, golden, idyllic, carefree, blissful, joyful, joyous, contented I have been a fiction hound this summer. I began with one of my all-time favorite authors, Rosamunde Pilcher: Voices in… [Read More]
Guest Posting at Jaime’s!
“So, why a book for children?” I was asked that question in 2013 when I began 52 Commands of Jesus for Children. I don’t remember my answer then but now that the book is finished and on the great big bookshelf at Amazon I can clearly look back and see the “back story” of… [Read More]
Tasty Tuesday: July is all about QUINOA!
Quinoa, pronounced keen-wah, has great potential in the kitchen and in our day-to-day nutritional intake. I love it and use it a lot. It is good hot or cold and the secret is to add lots of great flavor to it with other ingredients. It is a protein champion. Tasty Tuesday is going to feature… [Read More]
Book Reviews: Coloring Anyone?
Joyful Inspirations Coloring Book: With Illustrated Scripture and Quotes to Cheer Your Soul by Robin Mead My rating: 5 of 5 stars Scriptures and quotes with coloring pages. The coloring illustrations are not super-detailed but very well done. Kids and adults will enjoy picking up this color book to wile away the summer hours! View… [Read More]
Tasty Tuesday: Meet Michele Morin
And, her Mediterranean Pasta Salad! Michele, her hubs, and four sons live in Maine and they are definitely on my bucket list and 2020Vision road trip!!! Michele is an extraordinary writer – she uses words which send me to the dictionary and she can weave a sentence like a fine piece of wool! My close… [Read More]
Quietude: June 11th 2017
I took this photo years ago on a hike on the App Trail in the Grayson Highlands Park. The root system fascinated me then and still does today. There was no water near this path – is that why the roots of the huge tree stretch across the ground? Shallow Roots vs Deep Roots Water… [Read More]