24 Mar 2017
in Green, Nature, Organic Gardening, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: gardens, green, green gardens, organic gardening, peas, spring, weekly photo challenge
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.
07 Mar 2017
in Nature, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: Fear, God, life plans, musing, nature, path, photography, Roads, Robert Frost, weekly photo challenge
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?
27 Jan 2017
in Nature, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: birds, butterfly, fish, graceful, Monarch, nature, swans, turtles, weekly photo challenge
And other things too!
03 Jan 2017
in God, Jesus, Photography, Scripture, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: aging, Bible, Christ, debt, depression, faith, God, illness, Jesus, Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 30:5, resilient, Scripture, strength, weekly photo challenge
In fact as many times as I have been down in life with financial problems,
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.
29 Dec 2016
in God, Jesus, Scripture, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: Christ, Comforter, God, Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, Jesus, John 16:8-11, path, photography, Scripture, weekly photo challenge
There is help. We were sent a comforter, the Holy Spirit, to guide and comfort the children of God after Jesus was crucified.
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.
11 Dec 2016
in Food & Wine, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: almond tart, chicken and dumplings, comfort food, cornbread dumplings, food, relax, relaxing, weekly photo challenge
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.
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.
Relaxing with more comfort food.
Chicken and Dumplings!
|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.
|1 C flour
||1/2 C cornmeal
|1 Tb baking powder
||3 Tb oil
||2/3 C milk