I’m into wild mushrooms. From spring until the end of autumn you might find me foraging around in the forest, hopefully emerging triumphant with a small basket of woodland goodies, yet other times thrilled to have found just one or … Continue reading
Posted in Are you kidding me?, baking, Cooking, Mushrooms, Uncategorized, Wow!
Tagged candy cap mushrooms, candy caps, cooking with mushrooms, Lacterius rubidus, maple syrup mushrooms, strong smelling candy caps, sweet smelling mushrooms, wild mushrooms
It felt like everyone was waiting “forever” for autumn colors to happen, since it was definitely later than usual. The leaves stayed green, but a dull green, and some trees had already turned brown without any show of color at all. … Continue reading
Posted in Autumn, Perspective, Uncategorized, Wow!
Tagged beauty, church of nature, discovery, Fall, finding God, foliage, grace, gratefulness, nature, road trip, the road to enlightenment, universe, vibrations
Have you stopped to notice all the little miracles that pass through our hands daily? While skimming through a number of recent and stored photographs, I could not help but realize how many beautiful things these worn out old hands … Continue reading
Posted in Perspective, Photography, Spring, Uncategorized, Wow!
Tagged beautiful earth, beautiful nature, gifts of spring, miracles, nature, small wonders, these old hands, wonder, wonderous things
Our local nursery was having their annual Spring flower display, an early teaser, and it was raining, so I stopped there to get high. On flowers. I get pretty buzzed on flowers – it’s true. Obviously I am not the … Continue reading
Returning from the weekly excursion to our uptown farmer’s market, I added sweet white donut peaches and local apples to the avocados, tiny Seckel pears and other staples already filling this bowl of good fortune. This vision required the need … Continue reading
Posted in Diet, Food, Perspective, summer, Wow!
Tagged beauty, Color, Farmer's Market, fruit, grateful, photography, thankful
I just happened to have another one of those oddly moving parking lot experiences. It is a hot, bright August day with a slight tinge of humidity in the air. Despite the delicious temptation of slabbing out in front of … Continue reading
Posted in Perspective, Photography, summer, Uncategorized, Weather, Wow!
Tagged city view, clouds, looking up, sky, unexpected beauty, urban nature
Last night the west wind blew down all the cherry blossoms from the tree across the street. They landed on our side of the road, gathering in a lovely line of candy-pink bubblegum bliss along the curb. I was filled … Continue reading
Today was the first time I have been in a movie theater to see a feature film in longer than I can remember. With the exception of attending foreign films with subtitles, I have pretty much given up on going … Continue reading
Posted in Aging, Coping, Deafness, Hearing Impaired, Uncategorized, Wow!
Tagged captioning glasses, hard of hearing, I'm not old, mid-life, movie captioning, Regal Cinemas, theater captioning
It is a few days past the wedding, and I am still awash in an almost dream-state; every once in a while welling up with emotion which brings me onto the edge of tears. It is an honor to be … Continue reading
A small thing for the Bucket List, but one never-the-less. I have always wanted to visit a butterfly sanctuary, and it finally happened. Walking into that sheltered world of warm breezes, tropical flowers and rainbow-hued butterflies elicited pure joy. They … Continue reading
“Slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch….” I realize I am dating myself here, because about half the people I have said this to know what I am talking about and the other half don’t. The line is … Continue reading
Posted in Bucket List, Friends, Hearing Impaired, Humor, Travel, Uncategorized, Wow!
Tagged Bucket List, Canadian Border, chick travel, Niagra Falls, road trip, vacation, women friends
I just could not resist the creativity of it. OK, I know I have been running on about berries the last few posts. This is the very last thing I am going to post about pies, or blueberries, or probably … Continue reading
There is a static rush of energy when a new being comes into the world. The air is charged, the room glows, molecules seem to rearrange themselves to make a place for the arrival. Everyone laughs. Everyone cries. Everyone’s heart … Continue reading
The same way I am beginning to forget a lot of things these days, this one totally exited my memory…… until last night, and now I can’t shake it. During the 1980’s and early 90’s we lived in an area … Continue reading
This morning when I walked into the kitchen, I found an orange peel lying on the counter. It had been deftly peeled off in one entire piece and was lying there in the shape of the letter “S”. Clearly it … Continue reading
The idea was to get a few perennials to fill in a few spaces in my garden. Gardeners know what a tremendous high it is to spend part of a beautiful afternoon at a garden center. It is almost impossible … Continue reading
I came across this magical photo and decided to share it in my Sunday post. It is called “Narcissism” by Cynthia Decker. The crow is gazing at his own reflection. The dreamlike composition evokes all sorts of desires. It is … Continue reading
I have a Sears Countercraft blender, probably circa late 1970’s, color Harvest Gold. I hadn’t seen it for a while though, as it got lost in the bottom cabinet that contains the large rotating lazy susan that is overstuffed with items, wobbles and doesn’t go around … Continue reading
What’s up with the strawberries lately? Has anyone else noticed these mega-giant, shiny uber-red strawberries that have been appearing for sale in the supermarket? The last few containers I bought seem to be filled with behemoths. I have been marveling over the … Continue reading