My photo. Pelican Little Sarasota Bay at Blackburn Point. Florida! 2015

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Happy May Day - Bringing in the May

i am told our ancestor’s
knowing the seasons of earth govern
the harvest.

“bringing in the May”

bringing in the season
light return
nature awakens

days are longer and warm
sunshine brings us
outside to play 
in the woods

stuff the wicker basket full
of chicken salad sandwiches
iced tea and cakes

time for a picnic

trees are redressed in shades of green
flowers wow us 
color reigns
and we love it.

tie ribbons of bright color
in tree limbs

fashion garlands
of local flowers
or silks
to cover a small tree trunk

plant a tree
pot marigolds
dance and whirl
waving a sparkler wand
Quvenzhan√© Wallis in Beast of A Southern Wild 

make it personal
this coming of

(google images)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Gratitude Sunday

This past week I am am grateful for:

Gratitude - it is contagious

Facebook - connection

Free Range - hens and eggs - from a friend

Gardenia - the scent of

Recipes - at my finger tips



Each day

Spring - for now, we travel until December

North - go north to cool off

Magnolia Memories
the wild magnolia

Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Lunch......Catfish and Steamer Mixed

Friday Lunch

Pan Fried Catfish (rinse,pat dry, soak a bit in lemon juice, brush with mayo, dredge in yellow & white cornmeal, spray nonstick pan with Canola oil.  Cook over med low heat, cover and watch carefully until brown on each side)

Birdseye Steamer:  Multi Grain with Spinach Tomato and Onion.  Mixed with my fried fish.  I added extra tomatoes after cooking and mixing.

Yum Yum.  I just discovered steamers, there are gazillions, delicious meals quick!

Happy Weekend Wherever YOU are!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mother Earth - A Kindred

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Troilus and Cressida

Beautiful but Deadly.

 “Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”
— Matsuo Basho
Wild Flower Hay - Maggie Valley, NC

“Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.”

— Terry Tempest Williams

Prairie Sky Oasis, Nebraska

One sky, one moon, one earth ~ All my Relations.

(author unknown to me)

(image by kellogg)

the spirit of earth day lingers
i am gathering words
for my own

Happy Happy to all of you!

* Beautiful but Deadly - Amanita muscaria. Most species of Amanita are poisonous: some are "deadly," meaning "kill you for sure," but muscaria's poison is a powerful neurotoxin.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


(google images)

On the Earth, Of The Earth, Love the Earth

“Earth's crammed with heaven...
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.” 
“...the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.” 

“Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.” 

(Photos: Magnolia Memories by "the wild magnolia")

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ernest Hemingway

“Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual.”

~Ernest Hemingway

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Visit to Barbara's Barnyard

Two of eight Dogs...
8 months old - Chocolate Lab
The Hens at Nag's Head & their Eggs
Mustang Sally (a rescue Mustang) & east side Last Horse
Nickering for their Food - Hawkeye in the front
Norman - Texas Longhorn (raised from a calf)
Hydrangea and Rosemary at the Front Door - good luck
Gone to Seed

We worked together for almost 15 years.  She made me laugh, she taught me things.  She is one, of my two BFF’s, a true friend.  My friend, Barbara.

It was a good visit, I have always enjoyed her animals.  There are bees I forgot to visit.  

There were tears on my cheeks as I drove away!

To show you God has a sense of humor, both my BFF’s are name Barbara Jean.....both are good with money!