Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Going to the market

Day 42

I love going to my market.
I love choosing fresh organic summer vegetables.

Everyone at the market is so nice.
It is just a delightful experience!

Monday, July 30, 2012


Day 41

I love changing our decorations every month.
I look forward to switch-a-roo.
We get Chinese take out for supper!

July is packed up.
The house is clean.
August's things are set out.
We are ready for Lammas.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Day 40

I am smitten with the Zinnias.

I water them twice a day.
They give me hope.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Day 39

Every summer I look forward to spending time with
the Hummingbirds.

I always miss them when they leave in the Autumn.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Inner Artist

Day 38

In June my mind said, "Plant zinnia seeds."

My inner Artist said, "Zinnias will be beautiful food for the butterflies when everything else is burned up."

She was right!

I love my inner Artist.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

St. Anne

Day 37
Today is the feast day 
of St. Anne

St. Anne is my patron saint.
I love her dearly.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Day 36

The more I learn about the Maya
the more I want to know.

Today in the Mayan calendar it is
"Day out of Time".
It is 104 degrees outside.
I need a Day out of Time.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Day 35

I have fallen in love with the teachings of Gandhi.

I am taking notes.

I am printing cards for my bookmarks.

I am honored to be a spinner.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mary of Magdalene

Day 34

I have always been in love with
Mary of Magdalene.
This painting by Caravaggio is one of my favorites.

This stained glass window is in the Kilmore Church on the Isle of Mull in Scotland.

Today is Mary Magdalene's feast day.
Today I honor her.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Olympic Torch

Day 33

I remember when the Olympic Torch was relayed across the U.S.
in 1984. The runner came down the street that is in front of my house. It was very fun!

I have been following the torch as it winds it way to London.

Fairy Houses

Day 32
I have fallen head over heels with Fairy Houses.
Just the idea of them makes me giggle.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Butter Bell

Day 31

I love the way the Butter Bell
keeps my home made garlic butter spreadable.

It looks lovely on the counter too.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Day 30

A Twelve-spotted Skimmer came to the Kite sculpture.

I love Dragonflies.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Day 29

I love my meditation practice.
The Chopra Center is offering a 21 day guided meditation
for no charge.
It is wonderful!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Curry Tree

Day 28
The Curry Leaf Tree is my new love.
She came yesterday.
She is getting used to her new home.
In a few days I will repot her into her long tom.

Murraya koenigii is her Latin name.
She smells devine.

Monday, July 16, 2012


Day 27

I have fallen in love with saffron.
 I need to grow the Autumn Crocus that saffron
comes from.....

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Made from scratch

Day 25

I love handmade, home made, made from scratch.

"Translated from the Japanese, Kokoro means heart.
Kokoro can mean friendship, generosity of spirit, or loving kindness."

I read project books.
Gathering ideas for my handmade treasures.

It is very dry and hot at my house so I am inside.

I am gathering ideas.

I am creating a handmade life.

Friday, July 13, 2012


Day 24

The Tiger Swallowtail reminded me
how much I love my marigolds.
I save seed every year.
They are the most dependable flower
 in my garden in wet years and in dry.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Praying Mantis

Day 23

Praying Mantis have personality.

They look like an ancient species.

They are part of summertime
 in the Tall Grass Prairie.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Day 22

I love the pokeberry that grows wild off the front of the deck.
So do the birds.
We have been watching the Orioles pluck the ripe berries from the interior of the bush. Soon the Mocking Birds, Cardinals and Robins will be queuing up for berries.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Day 21

I love tomatoes.
While I wait for our garden heirlooms to bloom

I am reading about this most delicious fruit.

I am planning tomato dinners.

I do hope I have too many!

Monday, July 9, 2012


Day 20

We planted quinoa seeds today.
I am dazzled just thinking about this wonderful grain.

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Day 19

I love caterpillars.
When I saw this Black Swallowtail caterpillar in the
Queen Ann's Lace I felt hope.
Please to have rain!

Saturday, July 7, 2012


Day 18

I love my library.
They have an on-line card catalog.
I shop for books in the comfort of my home.
I make request and when my books are ready to pick up
they send an e-mail.

Friday, July 6, 2012


Day 17
There is a wildness about bindweed
that I love.

I always have a wee bit winding in the gardens.