Saturday, December 26, 2015

Peace on Earth...


 Our little addition to Peace on Earth.
Wishing you all a Merriest of Christmas, Happiest of Holidays
and to a new and beautiful 2016!

 Giving you a glimpse from my phone the real work horse is in need of some repair.
 It was a peaceful and thoughtful
week at our casa.
and in our world.

 Goodwill to men..... and dogs.
<3 p="">

Saturday, November 28, 2015

It has been a filling week
in MANY ways.
The food and fruit on the trees
all the kids home from different corners
and dogs...
It was a dog friendly kinda feast celebrating with Grandma B.
but of course

And in the end
even got a bit of decking of the halls done.
Welcome Lulu.
Wishing you a peaceful and beautiful
season of thanks

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A house....

 ...that does not have one worn, comfy
chair in it is soulless.

Mary Sarton 
A quote found on: Catherine's blog
Coffee mug:  made by daughter...with love.
Chair: recovered with an old Swiss army blanket and scrap material....Moi.
Wool Blanket: Ireland. oh how I love that place
Ottoman: From the 1960's....had it all of my life!
 Opened Book: New fave by Anna Spiro:

....and a rainy day.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Snippets and snaps...

Fall seeps in S L O W L Y
almost sneaky like
the sun seems goldener is that a word?
a nod to fall colors elsewhere....

Leaves and seeds and flowers from the yard come inside

slipcovers get washed.....couches found....

The greens are still impossibly green in this golden
swarthy sun
The world keeps spinning
Time and not being able to use my old blogging platform (grrrr)
has kept me away
from this old coconut.
But I have some beautiful tropical cottage/
homes to show you....
so stay tuned.
if you will.
He will :)

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

They say.....

That a way to honor
a dog that you have loved, and lost.....
Is to save another.
With the help of Big Dog Ranch Rescue
we have opened our hearts and homes
to a very special guy
Meet Finnegan
Finn seems to be his house name
He was brought into this world under
very dire and deplorable circumstances. He was malnourished and neglected....
as were the 66 other great danes that were rescued from a horrendous back yard breeding situation.
It has been closed down.
 Homes are needed for the remaining dogs.
And even though he probably had little or no human contact in his 3-4 years
He has a heart and soul as big as the moon.
He is a love.
Who hugged and smiled at us the moment we met.
He has wounds to care for and needs to fluff up
and we cannot wait to give him all of
the love
and healing
that our heart and arms can hold.
Rescuing a dog saves two...
the one you rescued..
and the one that will take the space,
Think about saving a soul...or donating to the great work that the recues do.
Here's to you, Bo . I know you are smiling...and drooling.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Dare to eat a peach....

So as this summer is sailing away at record pace
and temps
 upon the challenge of a friend
I decided to grab the peach by the pit...
Said friend benevolently gifted us with a box of straight off the tree southern freestone peaches
even succulent
Then, said friend, practically challenged....dared me to make a recipe that she makes
Peaches and Crème Brulee
challenge on!
four ingredients
who doesn't love the simplicity of that?
five if you count the peaches
which were hollowed out
in preparation
for a decadent, albeit delish,
crème brulee mixture
It was cooked in a makeshift bain marie...over simmering water
until it hits 180 degrees... and coats the back of a spoon.
:: slurp::
Then filled in the hollowed out peaches....
sugar added
and flamed  for a candied sugared crust with a kitchen torch
Mine was not as pretty as hers....
it was delectable....and you eat the bowl!
recipe adapted from here
Get yee some peaches.

Monday, June 29, 2015

They say....

That the salt in the ocean
is from the tears
of all the misunderstood sharks....
who just wanted to cuddle.
My peaceful early morning walk was interrupted this morning

By a lone fisherman....and the bringing in of a
He was strong, albeit young.

 And could certainly do damage
with his razor sharp teeth and thrashing fighting body
 I did not like watching this fight
yet I watched.
Not so quietly rooting for the shark
and admiring his strong and elegant beauty.

 He was saved. And pulled back in his ocean
Thrashing wildly
 then stealthily moving towards the sun rise
 While the quieter creatures.....continued to do their thing.
he, too, was saved
 I came home to a new appreciation of the
 gifts from the sea

Peace out.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Saddest goodbye...

This past week we had to say a
final goodnight
to our beautiful, bold and so so loved
You were our sweetest hello
and our saddest goodbye.

sleep well our gentle knight.

How lucky we were
to know
and love you.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Meanwhile in Florence...

Nothing like ancient architecture and modern fixtures.
and a little orange.

call me sucker.

found here


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