Weekly Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green!

If you’re a garden!

“But green‘s the color of spring!”


Soon it will be pea-pickin’ time! I used to plant my peas end of March, beginning April, along with other cool weather crops such as lettuce, spinach and radishes. I didn’t especially like radishes but I tolerated them because I grew them myself organically and could enjoy the fruits of my labor within 30 days! Lettuce and spinach took a little longer if I could keep the rabbits away. Loved living out in the country more when I gardened. There were no small varmints to ruin your crops because the big varmints got them and the bigger ones never came around my house though they were sometimes spotted out in the fields.


Even though my garden in the city was not successful at all as far as a source of food, it was a nice sanctuary to relax in after a hard day’s work.

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road “Not” Taken

For a similar reason as the poem written by Robert Frost.  Fear, the great destroyer of plans, dreams, options, etc.  Doubt is also something that leads us to make wise decisions as well giving us time to rethink everything.  Don’t ever think of fear as a bad thing.  Yes, excessive or unreasonable fear can cripple you but sometimes you need to hold back.  Sometimes fear is that sane part of you when you wish to be reckless.  It can save your life.

For some reason my roads have always been very well thought out and planned but never turn out as I expected.  The roads all seem to lead to dead ends for me but I don’t feel sorry for myself because I have had many blessings in my life.  I believe in the will of God so I don’t question anything I do with good intent.  It appears that something always works against me in my life, but maybe it is working for me.  It is said that God knows what you need even better than you do yourself.  I can safely say I have always been level-headed and actually had a life plan written out much as some create business plans before going into business.  Short-term and long-term goals.  I think many do this.  I wonder how different my life would have been if I had just “winged” it, at least once in a while, instead of being so cautious or anal retentive.  Taking that path where I feared to tread, not fallen and not gotten lost, who knows?

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude

A few shots of solitude birdie style.  Sorry my theme is late.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful as a Swan

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And other things too!

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: I am Nothing, if Not Resilient

In fact as many times as I have been down in life with financial problems,

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physical ailments,

depression,

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the sin of growing old in a vain culture

and various dealings with the fickle finger of fate.

There is a core of strength and protection all around me.  It is called faith.  Faith from the living Word that never fails.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On Your Path to Righteousness

There is help.  We were sent a comforter, the Holy Spirit, to guide and comfort the children of God after Jesus was crucified.

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Of sin, because they believe not on me;

Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

John 16:9-11

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relaxing Snow Day!

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No better time to relax than when you get snowed in.  You can relax, take a nap or watch TV, read a book or just play on the computer.  You could also freak out and pace the floors knowing that you are trapped like a rat.

Great time to overeat or you could just work out.  Many years ago I would be working out.  Today I baked an almond tart for the first time.  I found some recipe online for a Lemon-Almond tart.  Did not sound like a great combo to me, though I love both by themselves.  Turned it into an Almond Tart recipe with only had 4 ingredients.  Pleasant flavor and quite dense but should be gluten-free with no flour.

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Almond Tart

4 eggs 1            C almond meal
1/3 C sugar               1/3 C almond flavored creamer

Mix eggs and sugar then add the almond meal/ground almonds then blend in the flavored creamer                                                                                    Butter and flour tart or tiara pan      Bake at 350° for 15 minutes    Dust with powdered sugar as desired.

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Relaxing with more comfort food.

Chicken and Dumplings!

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Cooked chicken thighs til tender and took off bone.
Boiled minced onion, carrots, a potato and peas.
Made a medium white sauce seasoned with
chicken seasoning to taste, added the other
previous ingredients, simmering, added the following
cornbread dumplings on top in teaspoons, covered
and simmered for additional 20 minutes til done.
Cornbread Dumplings
1 C flour 1/2 C cornmeal pinch salt
1 Tb baking powder 3 Tb oil 2/3 C milk

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