Friday Five | 9


It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these, last August, in fact! This will be one part good things, one part things I’m reading/link-ups, and maybe one small rant. Blackberry Jam! Last summer I made my first ever batch of blackberry jam. It was a half batch and the jars lasted all year after […]

Around the Garden | Spring 2017


Being a photo heavy blogger has lent itself to being more difficult these last few months. The interest in processing large quantities of photos waned and I found myself wanting to spend a lot less time on the computer during the evenings and weekends. When I did process photos, I then could never find the […]

The Onion Harvest


Forest and I pulled onions about two weeks ago. I’m trying to remember the last time we had a really great harvest, maybe this one 5 years ago? I think we’ve had one or two since then but I know for sure last year did not give us much of anything due to you know, […]

Glorious Gardenias


Nine years ago my mom and I were in a hotel breakfast room in Longview, Texas when we smelled something glorious. It wasn’t the waffles on the iron or the coffee brewing but something wafting from another guest nearby. After mom and I were done falling over ourselves at the smell, we asked the woman […]

April & May 2017 Book Report


Completed Appalachian Odyssey by Steve Sherman: This Appalachian Trail memoir was written in the 70s and I both loved it and thought it could have been developed much more. What was most fascinating about this book was how it showcased the changes in the trail from 40 years ago versus now—it wasn’t completely off roads […]

Beach Boy


Forest and I are here at home this morning and I’m listening to a PBS cartoon and some eggs boiling before we head off in 30 minutes for a doctors appointment. Some inconsolable crying resulting in Forest finally telling me that his ears were hurting this morning at 6am. *sigh* Last September for his 2 […]

Summer Songs Round 2


The last time I did this was back in 2013 and I only put a few songs on there—there were four but it looks like one was taken down from YouTube so it isn’t on there anymore. I’ve been listening to Spotify in the afternoons at work—podcasts in the morning, music in the afternoon is […]

Evenings in the Yard


Six weeks have almost gone by since I took most of these photos. I’m so far behind but spending evenings outside is a good reason to be behind, right? After dinner we hoof it outside, where we wander the yard or head to the vegetable or flower garden to inspect what’s going on. These days […]

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