Monday, August 27, 2018

Blowin' In The Wind

I watched a show recently about the singing group,
Peter, Paul and Mary, and it was so strange because I planned on using one of their songs on my next post.
I love Mary Traver's unique and soothing voice.

Some of their songs you may remember, Leaving on a Jet Plane, If I Had a Hammer, and my favorite, Blowin' in the Wind.  This is an old song that's special to me, as I sang it, along with others in a choir, when I was a young girl.  Please listen to the words.
Some yellow photos for end of the Summer.

And my favorite little splashes of yellow.

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind.


Monday, August 20, 2018

Just Because

Nel bought me this lady statue, and I filled it with silk hydrangeas from Michaels.  It looks pretty in my bathroom.  *statue is from Pier 1 Imports.
Jess' mother-in-law's carrot cake.  It's the best cake I've ever had, really.  Nel calls the frosting "little white fluffy clouds of goodness" haha.
Living in a railroad town, I often hear the train whistle blowing in the distance, even from my home, which is a few miles away.
I couldn't resist this doll for Francesca.
This flower has always fascinated me.  Look at the detail on the petals.  Any one know its name?
My brother sent me some veggies from his garden.  I scrambled some eggs with the chili peppers, and it was so good.  My dad would be pleased he has a garden, as he had one also.

A beautiful sunrise one morning.
The library
The flowers are wilting now.
Fall is a comin'.
Me and best friend met for lunch a couple weeks ago.  It was nice to catch up.
We have the most ordinary birds around here, but they are still sweet.
I found a mermaid along the shore of the beach.
Baby roses
Speaking of baby.....
Nel had her baby!
It was a long labor, 22 hours.
We are so happy this little one
is with us now.
Please welcome to the world,
baby Mia.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Peachy Summer Day

I've had this recipe for homemade peach pie since I moved to Georgia two years ago. 

Featured in Southern Lady magazine

With a few weeks of summer left, it seemed like the perfect time to try it out.

These tree-ripened peaches were so sweet and juicy. I had a hard time resisting the temptation to pop a piece in my mouth for every one I peeled and chopped. 

There's nothing quite like homemade pie dough. 

Oh my, how delicious!

A dollop of fresh whipped almond cream, made from scratch, and a sprig of mint.

Here's a slice for you to enjoy on this peachy summer day.


Monday, August 6, 2018

Wide Open Spaces

I took a drive in the country a couple weeks ago.  It was my son's birthday, and I wanted to get him a special treat.  There is a little bakery along the country roads with the most amazing desserts.  I got him a piece of chocolate cheesecake.  On the drive there, I noticed many things, like charming street signs with unusual names.
I usually stop here and rest along the way, and I notice the grass with each season.  It's so dry now.  The summers here are hot and dry, and this is when the wild fires mostly take place.  Please say a prayer for the fires going on in California right now.  It's about three hours from me, but still scary. 
Cobwebs often accompany the flowers in the country.
What's this I see?
Even the weeds are pretty in the country.
I wanted to go inside this vintage shop, but it was closed, as I arrived very early in the morning.
The nursery
Oh, I love these old mailboxes.
Can you see why I take a drive just to get one of these goodies?
There is goodness to be found out in the country, if only we look closely.
She needs wide open spaces.