I’ve been thinking about “my” cardinal lately (http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/mockingbird/) as I haven’t seen or heard him. Here are some limericks about him and some haiku about the hummingbird we saw today and about vacation. (more…)
Archive for July, 2012
Tags: birds, cardinal, for my husband, haiku, hummingbird, just for fun, limericks, Love, Nature, poetry, vacation
Tags: Captain Jack Sparrow, fractured nursery rhymes, humor, just for fun, miscellaneous, mishmash, musings, my brain on full, not all who wander are lost, personal, rabbit trails, salmagundi, synonyms, tea time, words
While I was tossing about possible blog posts this afternoon, my mind went into mental free fall, wandering every which way. (Note to self: a good day to remember that not all who wander are lost.) My brain’s a mishmash of “stuff” today–lists for Megan going to school at the end of the month, lists for vacation (almost here), lists of food to buy for a week of being in the mountains with town a long, difficult drive away, trying to remember everything I don’t want to forget long enough to write it down. Wishing I could just transport ala Star Trek from Cleveland to Naperville to Wyoming with everything I needed; then relax and do only things I want to do. Every time I sit down to take a break, before my seat touches the chair, I think of seven more things I need to do, hop up again and collect something, start another list, or add to a current one.
Tags: animals, Cleveland, deer, food, friends, fun with friends, gardening, house and home, just for fun, Little Italy, lunch, Nature, plants, Presti's Bakery, what to do on Saturday morning
Friend time for a couple hours, so we rendezvoused in Cleveland’s Little Italy for an inexpensive but always tasty lunch at Presti’s, http://www.prestisbakery.com/. We’d been blessed with rain, more threatening, so when I arrived first, I grabbed a table outside but under the overhang, protecting us from both too much sun and any possible showers. What to have wasn’t a problem even for me, the one who usually lingers over a menu for ages, torn by all the choices. We had our usual entree… (more…)
Tags: 150 Vegan Favorites, Aladdin's Middle East Bakery, appetizers, bean salads, cherry chocolate whole wheat scones, easy recipes, food, Jay Solomon, Moosewood cookbooks, recipes, salads, scones, tea time, Trader Joe's, vegan, vegan salads, vegetarian, vegetarian baking, Whole Foods "chicken" salad
It’s a rainy evening (thankfully) and my fancy turns to food. But in the heat, not too much sounds good. Don’t despair! There are plenty of healthy and simple choices even when it’s hot…and for tea on a hot afternoon, or for dessert, chocolate cherry whole wheat scones. Join us! (more…)
Tags: billboards, humor, Illinois penal system, irony, just for fun, Monsanto, road signs, road trip humor, Rod Blagojevich, signs, travel, Yes I really did see this
All the driving I’m doing affords me many hours to look at things. There are all sorts of interesting things out there, plenty disturbing or distressing things (mostly driver-related), and a certain number of humorous or ironic ( though not by design) things. I see a variety of signs–exit signs, advertisements, speed limit signs, the dreaded “Road work ahead” signs, and other signs. Most are plebian but there are a few that stand out, for one reason or another. These are a few of the most recent ones that made me smile…and contemplate their real meaning, real or unintended.
Tags: 100 word story, air conditioning, clean water, drought, effects of drought, farming, flash fiction, Friday Fictioneers, lawns, Madison Woods, putting things in perspective, the faucet, third-world countries, writing, writing from a prompt
……A watering ban?? What about my flowers & lawn?!!
….The AC runs constantly. What about my electric bill?
….Pivot’s still bringing up water from the well but the crops are struggling. What if the well runs dry? How will we pay the mortgage, buy our food, feed our animals? We could lose the farm.
….We trek to the well again but there are so many people, so little clean water. The children cry from thirst, though we give them all we can. What if the well runs dry? What about our children? What about us?
To read all the stories generated by this prompt, click on this link to go to the Friday Fictioneers’ site on Madison Woods’ blog: http://madison-woods.com/index-of-stories/072712-2/
Here’s the link to the blog and I’ll make the other one live as soon as it is: http://madison-woods.com/photo-prompt-for-the-fridayfictioneers-5/
Do visit! You’ll be amazed at the talent and variety on display in a mere 100 (+/-) words. And be sure to leave a comment or a “like” if you enjoy what you read. It’s always appreciated by the writer.
Tags: friends, fun with photos, humor, iPad camera, just for fun, miscellaneous, tea time, TeaLula, to start your day off right
I feel a bit playful today, so here’s a little more iPad Photo Phun (or Foto Fun) to start off your over-the-hump day. May it be a wonderful and blessed day! (more…)
Tags: art, beauty, everyday beauty, everyday Japanese, food, gift boxes, gifts, house and home, Japanese food, lunch, lunch boxes, Mitsuwa Marketplace, practical beauty, the combination of beauty and usefulness
I know you thought from the title that you were going to read and see pictures about me, but sorry to say, it ain’t so. Alas. But weep not. I think you’ll enjoy what follows almost as much. (more…)
Tags: beauty, cactus, destruction, flowers, food, gardening, growth, house and home, house and yard, life, plants, prickly pear, pumpkins, sweet potatoes
With all the traveling I’ve been doing, my garden has consisted mostly of flowers with some herbs and peppers interspersed. It’s too difficult to get someone reliable to keep a real garden watered while I’m back and forth and seeing a potentially abundant garden wither and the ground crack is heart-breaking, to say nothing of a waste of time and money. (more…)