Super Simple Watermelon-Blueberry Treat

Who doesn’t love watermelon on a hot summer day? This treat will cool you down in no time. This super simple watermelon shaved ice is the perfect antidote to the blazing heat- a great light and tasty dessert perfect for the whole family. Let’s get to it. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 8 […]

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Oh sweet Summer!

When I was teaching, summer was everything. Once spring break was over and we headed into the home stretch, summer came a calling. Everyone had vacation on the brain and signs were evident. Children began wearing shorts and flip flops to school. Teachers were happier as they envisioned days of sitting on their decks, margaritas […]

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Mini-Travel series-Naxos

When I was a kid, I studied Greek mythology for a hobby. While my dad and brothers watched Hockey Night in Canada or All in the Family, I sat with encyclopedias and drew family trees of Zeus and his many offspring. Strange child I know… Yet I never really had a strong desire to visit […]

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Things that make me happy -Part 1

For a parting gift to my educator friends, I gave them each a pretty list of “Things that make me happy” and they were instructed to fill it out over the summer. When we re-convene in the fall, we’ll share these lists and share in some laughter ands tears I’m sure. Appreciating life and it’s […]

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My own backyard

Okay technically these pics are not from my own backyard. My own backyard is a sad tale of overgrown trees, more weeds than you could ever imagine… And little remaining sod as the tree roots are soaking up every drop of rain but I have access to beautiful grounds that are lush and resplendent with […]

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Flower Extravaganza

Who doesn’t love flowers, but more pointedly-peonies? I am fortunate to have an abundance of these gorgeous blooms that resemble huge scoops of ice cream.The funny thing is, I can’t seem to find the deep purple variety. I have purchased the vibrant purple from the greenhouse a few times, only to discover come spring, that […]

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Summer has arrived!

It’s lilac season, and this photo was taken after raiding my bush lilac, though I wish I had a tree variety with those huge blossoms. I started collecting glass bottles after my mom used to store all of our milk in these when I was a child. She claims that the milk lasts a lot […]

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