My heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty.
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Monday, April 5, 2021
A concoction of ground beef, onions, carrots, and peas cooked in a beef gravy and tomato sauce, with herbs and spices; then topped off with mashed potatoes and browned in the oven until the potatoes are nice and crusty.
I buy the Colman Shepherd's Pie mix, available through Publix grocery stores, on the English import isle.
If it's not on hand, then the gravy part is made with oxo's or beef bouillon cubes and tomato paste, rosemary, thyme, garlic, and parsley.
Accompanied by boiled cabbage, mashed it with lots of butter, and fresh pepper, that's how my mum used to serve it.
Friday, April 2, 2021
Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.
Walk softly and carry a big carrot.
Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.
There’s no such thing as too much candy.
All work and no play can make you a basket case.
A cute little tail attracts a lot of attention.
Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.
Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.
Some body parts should be floppy.
Keep your paws off other people’s jellybeans.
Good things come in small sugar-coated packages.
The grass is always greener in someone else’s basket.
An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare.
To show your true colors – you have to come out of your shell.
The best things in life are still sweet and gooey.
~ Author Unknown
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Sunday, March 28, 2021
*Thank you for your concerns, we are safe.
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Our typical March weather roars in like a lion, tornado warnings, high winds and torrential rain.
The temperatures in the mid-seventies, perfect for Spring clean-up, except the rain continues to fall by the bucket-load.
A flock of wild turkeys have taken up residence in the yard, standing in the rain, as if they are enjoying a gentle shower.
Monday, March 22, 2021
A few days of warm sunshine, and everything is unfolding from a winter's sleep.
Fingers crossed Mother Nature is not playing a joke.
I still would know that flaming thrill,
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Hello Spring, we've been waiting for you..... your healing sunshine is desperately needed.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
I know that spring is upon us, when the Redbud trees start giving out their beautiful pink buds.The redbud is a tree that is valued far more than its small size might suggest. This lovely harbinger of spring has been called “a breath of fresh air after a long winter” and no less than “one of our most beautiful native trees” writes tree expert Michael Dirr, of The Arbor Day Foundation.
But there she is again, emerging from her own winter of storms, freeze, winds, and drought, still standing, still surviving, still blooming, still giving.
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021
An hour forward to Daylight Savings Time, payback for that extra hour of sleep, we enjoyed so much back in November.
Spring is not far behind, just six short days, what a lovely thought...…
Monday, March 8, 2021
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021
The calendar says Winter, and yet daffodils are in bloom.
The first snowdrops dangle from green stems.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Mother Nature sent sunshine today, seventy one degrees of the stuff, encouraging us to break out of our cabin-fever mold, and ticking off some of those "to-do" lists.
Nights are getting longer, it's almost six in the evening before darkness settles in.
The Robins have reappeared, busily pulling earthworms from the soaked ground, and around the garden there are signs of Spring everywhere.
Not long now.....