Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Gardening with Life

My sister has a huge yard. In prior years she has planted large vegetable gardens. She now has 3 little ones, ages 1-7. Rather than giving up gardening all together, she decided to work within the confines of her house perimeter.  She has lettuce and herbs planted in pots where she can easily access them for watering and harvesting. She tucked in a few tomato plants in between the shrubs. 

 Knowing your boundaries and accepting your season in life is the key to keeping perspective.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dublin, OH

A recent work trip took me to the small town of Dublin. It's only about 20 min from Columbus. I found this short hiking trail that led me to an old cemetery. Most of the stones were dated in the mid 1800's,

I was able to attend a charity event for the Ronald McDonald House  at the Brothers Drake. The stories of these families were incredible.  The charity provides housing for families while the family members are seeking medical treatment. It was really encouraging to see so many positive people in one place.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Rainbow Chard

 Note for next year: Plant more chard.  It does so well in our garden.  I love leaf crops because you can harvest from them numerous times and they keep replenishing their leaves.
 I love how the chopped stems look like confetti!  They are good to eat as well.
I love sauteing chard in a bit of olive oil. Sometimes I add lemon or garlic.  It's good as is or mixed with other veggies. Add to slightly mashed potatoes to sneak in some greens for picky eaters.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer Blooms in the Yard

We planted a wildflower mix by the bee hives and they are starting to bloom. They get dappled sunlight and seem to be doing well.

 I love these fuchsia blooms, they are so feathery.
 Day lilies grow wild all around here. Our neighborhood is full of their orange and yellow blooms.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Summer Things

Outdoor concerts

 The Brothers Comatose

Indoor concerts

 Mandolin Orange

 Wild flowers

And a new necklace created by Buttefly Bones made from a bug eaten leaf and pressed butter cup.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

I'll take the view

 The real deal vs Lego MOC

Going to places we've been a million times before, still doesn't get old. We live in a beautiful state and I don't ever want to take it for granted.