Lately, wildflowers sprout in Piper’s butterfly garden. Baby lettuces form their first true leaves in a raised bed. A plot of earth surrounded by bricks waits to be tended and made ready for seeds of all sorts: radish, eggplant, watermelon, sunflower. Carrots, tomatoes, beets, and peas. Sweet sugar snap peas. Inside, Rowan pulls himself along… Continue reading Lately
Sneaking a quick post in before I get started on dinner. I’m trying something new and writing this on my phone. I wanted to write last week, but what a busy few days we have had lately! Also, Piper is fighting off a cold and our energy has been mainly with her, and in keeping… Continue reading A quick post
Big guy and little guy are both napping. Outside the first bit of rain is falling. I expect with Hurricane Irma we will be getting a lot more. For now, though, the rainfall feels peaceful and refreshing–perfect for mid-morning nap time. Piper and I have been packing her school lunch together the night before, which… Continue reading Morning musings
Thunder woke us early this morning, and it looks as though we can expect rain all day. I love this weather, dark and wet as it is. I think our garden does, too. The last few days have been the opposite-bright and hot Florida days that we filled with as much time outside as we… Continue reading Spring days, rainy and sunny.
Stopping in to share some of our recent favorite meals, with the intention of coming back to write more later. Will made me this nourishing salad with chickpeas, cucumber, green onion, tomato, and parsley with sumac spiked oil and vinegar dressing. One morning Will brought home extra eggs from the market and we cooked this… Continue reading Recently
We have an avocado tree growing in our backyard that we started ourselves from one of our leftover pits that we chucked into the compost heap a few years ago. I’m so proud of this tree–a living relic of our gardening days past. After a good rain, the tree looks lush and sprightly. Little baby… Continue reading The little things
Will just came home and is sitting with Piper under the carport teaching her to write her name with chalk. We have leftover vegetables roasting in the oven, mainly some sliced root vegetables along with what’s leftover of a red onion, a few Brussels sprouts, and a yellow bell pepper. I tossed the lot in… Continue reading Rainy day reflections-