Outside, the scent of Jasmine lingers around our doorway, emanating from the vine that creeps up and around the ironwork just in front of our house. The orchid by the steps now sports three flowers. All of our hibiscus bushes are in bloom. Otherworldly dragonflies glide through the air as the sun casts its light on their iridescent bodies and paper-thin… Continue reading Spring as we see it.
We are enjoying a gloriously rainy morning, complete with rolling clouds and claps of thunder. Holed up in the house, I spent the morning feeding Piper hot pancakes, scrambled eggs (from beautiful local hens), strawberry slices and orange juice. I’m in the mood for breakfast lately, and frequently indulging in long drawn out meals with… Continue reading Breakfast indulgences and garden notes on a rainy Thursday afternoon
A spring day in Florida feels much like today; gentle sunshine, balmy beach air, and the delicate yellow blossoms of the Golden Trumpet tree ceremoniously bursting forth and blanketing the grass. I am in love with this tree that seems to herald the coming of Spring. In a few days time, you can watch the bare… Continue reading Signs of Spring
Tea, miso soup, and leftover black-eyed peas seem to sum up the past two days. My poor husband, Will, came down with the worst cold that I’ve seen him with yet. He is currently at the clinic, though I have been trying to be the best nurse to him that I can while he’s home. … Continue reading On family, food, health & the weather.
I woke up from a beautiful dream in which I was in a pond or cove waiting for my husband; we were about to be married. I remember the water vividly — an all encompassing blue that brought about such a real sense of peace and happiness. My in-laws were with me, and I recall… Continue reading a day well lived