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Favorites Friday!

Did the freekeh freak you out, or did you try it? I sprinkled some of my leftover into my greek yogurt with cherries yesterday and it was divine… yogurt, cherries & freekehSometimes I’m glad I’m not afraid to try new things- even when they’re named something like “freekeh”.

The on-again-off-again cloudy/stormy weather here this week has allowed me to spend more time setting up an area to paint. I reached a point where I just couldn’t wait anymore for my fantasy Ikea studio- I had to find something around here, somewhere, that would work… Sure enough, in the barn I found an old door- and in the woodshop- bingo!- two old saw horses that nobody needed. Now my home-scrounged “art-studio” is my favorite!

homemade art studio

I did splurge and order some new paints that I love because they don’t dry up nearly as fast when I get interrupted have the opportunity to help somebody else around here, and some new brushes (Yay!).

golden open paints

acrylic paint brushes

I’ve also been enjoying taking my camera with me out in the garden, during the sunnier times of the day- and using my all-time favorite lens (which I used for all these photos today).

My favorite- really truly favorite- are southern peaches… southern peaches

Thank heavens they’re in season again. Have a great weekend!


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Believing is Seeing

“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.”

                                                                                                                                                                Andre Gide

Following is a gallery of this past summer’s highlights…

 

 

 

 


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Mother’s Day Weekend Photo Gallery

Linking with: Catching the Light, The Little Things, Share the Joy Thursday, Floral Love, Skywatch Friday, Friday Photo Journal


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Autumn in and around the garden

I love Autumn more than ever before in my life since we moved to the mountains. I took my camera with me for a walk today around the garden, orchard and yard.

Other recent goings on that don’t really show yet are: the appalachian red garlic is planted, some more lettuces and cilantro. No photos of the mint and kale, but they’re doing well. The truth be told, I enjoy the spring and fall gardens much more than the summer; it’s not too hot, which makes it  wonderful to be outside.


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First Half of August in Photos


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Summer Afternoon Rains


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Today’s Harvest…

Then I spent most of the day washing, re-washing, chopping and freezing kale. I’ll be going back to growing Nero Toscana kale from now on, as it was not only incredibly beautiful in the garden, but much smoother leaved and therefore less prone to hiding caterpillars in it’s furls and folds like this batch of Blue Curled Scotch.


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