Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Busy Day

It's been a busy day.  First thing this morning I picked blueberries.  Jordan came over and we cleaned and sanded 6 wrought iron chairs so we could paint them tomorrow.  There were the usual chores to do, lunch to fix, etc.  The hardest part of the day was the heat and humidity.  Rain is moving in on Thursday and suddenly 80 degrees feels like 90.  Most people love summer's heat, it's the most difficult season of the year for me.  I have learned to do the outside physical stuff as early in the day as I can and then do everything else indoors.

Tomorrow is Wednesday.  Please be kind.  Be well.

Monday, June 1, 2020


June 1...hopes, prayers, intentions for a better month than May

June 1...be kind,

June 1...be safe

June 1...be well

Last night I dreamed a humming bird flew into our great room.  This morning after walking the dogs and a bit of gardening I came  in for cold water.  I sat down on the sofa with Taz and sipped my water, but I heard a familiar sound that wasn't familiar in the house.  I looked up and watched a humming bird fly by me.

I quickly jumped up and turned off the ceiling fan and yelled for Rick.   The hummer flew straight to our windows looking for a way out, I could tell he was frightened.  Rick stood on the wooden bench in front of the windows and began to speak softly to the bird.  He settled down on the ledge and let Rick gently caress him in his hands.   I opened the front door, and Rick opened his hands wider, but our friend decided to pose for me before he flew to the feeders out front.  It was a magical spiritual moment for both of us.

Through out my life time, I have had dreams that came true.  Some sad, some bad but never one as uplifting as this one.  For the first time in awhile, I felt hope.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Thai Basil

Thai basil, a friend called a few weeks ago and said I have a tiny seedling would you like it, of course I said yes.  It truly was tiny, maybe only two leaves, but I think it has found a happy place here on our deck.  It has a unique smell and taste, different from most basils that I grow.  A bit more like licorice but I like it.  I am currently looking for recipes that need a bit. 
Today I realized that it is May 31.  This has been an unforgettable May. Be safe, be kind, be well.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

My New Old Flag

Cleaning out the linen cupboard today I found a flag I had forgotten about.  Somehow it had fallen under the bottom drawer between the drawer and the floor.  I clean and refurbish linens pretty often but the the way the cupboard is built you can't see the floor underneath.  Cleaning mood that I was in, I removed all the drawers and there was my flag.  So here's my new old flag.

Tomorrow is Sunday.  I wish you all peace, may you be kind, be well.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Sweet Shrub

It was a just a tiny plant that was put in the ground a couple of months ago.  I never dreamed it would bloom this spring.  The smell is sweet, spicy and unforgettable.  Sweet Shrub.

Be safe, be well, be kind.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Lemon Tree

Last year we lost our crop of Meyer lemons, we almost lost our tree.  With much love and care she has blossomed this spring.  When she was blooming the whole house smelled divine.  Now she is loaded with small green lemons.  I can't wait to pick the first one that ripens.

Tomorrow is Friday, be kind, be safe.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020


I have fallen in love with a tee shirt company, Life is Good.  They are spreading optimism one tee shirt at a time.  Good quality tees for everyone in the family with unique art/messages.
I found the perfect tee for Rick.  It came in the mail yesterday so I had to take his picture today.
Don't you think it suits him?  All he is saying, Give Bees A Chance.