The Last Leaf (Mr. Caldarelli and van Gogh art) OLD POST FROM 2014

REBLOG of an old post from 2014  __ I was looking outside yesterday at the privacy trees we quickly planted along the back fence.  I was amazed at how one of the tall Maples still has most of its crumpled fall leaves.  Here it is….  late winter…. and the leaves are STILL hanging on each branch. Maybe … More The Last Leaf (Mr. Caldarelli and van Gogh art) OLD POST FROM 2014

FLOWERS on FRIDAY (Colorful Floral Connections to Life Situations)

Happy Friday Readers, After Monday’s Black and White flower photographs (here) and because it is raining today (much needed, but rather dreary) – thought it was time to share flowers with color.  The fresh flower photos I took ((just yesterday)) seemed to have emotional vibes to them. Maybe I was “primed” to see this in flowers because of the sign … More FLOWERS on FRIDAY (Colorful Floral Connections to Life Situations)

Two-for-Tuesday: Single Chairs & Cassava Flour Tortilla (& Lady by the River 6 of 10)

Hello readers, April is here and it’s time to share about the Lady by the River book.  However, FIRST – We have TODAY’S TWO-4-TUESDAY Pictures Some chairs for Pull Up A Seat (here)   For Trent’s #Weeklysmile, this made me smile:   Now for today’s book share:   Lady by the River is a book … More Two-for-Tuesday: Single Chairs & Cassava Flour Tortilla (& Lady by the River 6 of 10)

Tiramisu (and Lorraine Bracco’s Four-Bite rule and Colbert’s Book)

Had to share a few pictures of the Tiramisu we had on Valentine’s Day. For those that do not know, Tiramisu is an Italian dessert made with ladyfingers, mascarpone, eggs, cream, sugar, coffee and cocoa powder.  The one we bought did not use ladyfingers. And as my step-daughter put it – this one was “almost” … More Tiramisu (and Lorraine Bracco’s Four-Bite rule and Colbert’s Book)

Sunday Trees

Today’s Sunday Trees’ post started off with a few trees. First, a nice autumn silhouette: Then a tree from Virginia Beach: Then this from somewhere in rural Northwest Virginia.    Now my rabbit trail begins: Yesterday, Dawn, who happens to live in Northwest Virginia, corrected me on the location (Woodbine Farms here) for the pumpkin … More Sunday Trees

SLEEP (recent study)

On Friday night, I unexpectedly slept for 11 hours!  Now for my teenage boys this may be more norm, but I have not had that much sleep (at one time) in years.  When I awoke, I was reminded of the healing power of sleep – especially because my right ear was no longer bothering me! … More SLEEP (recent study)

More of summer…

Usually I welcome fall with open arms.  We indulge in fall soccer, new jackets, and seasonal lattes.  One year, I even bought jumbo pumpkins over Labor Day weekend and placed them on my porch as an early welcome to the transition of fall. But this year, I found myself yearning for a little more of … More More of summer…

Time Flies (poem)

Time flies You close your eyes – and six years have gone by. You open your eyes- to change, growth, and new ways Yet many things are not changed – same stuff- different day. However, as time flies…. our lives are lived.         often measured by what we give. Also  – by what … More Time Flies (poem)