Our days ...


... are still a bit lacking in color so we thank you for sharing so much of all the shades of beautiful
that you are enjoying in your gardens. 

Spring = Strawberries!


I made this early today from a recipe at Joy the Baker, a really fun & beautiful site ... trying to use all the extra berries I can right now. It smelled and tasted great but next time I probably would be lighter with the dollops of the biscuit dough on top or add more strawberries. I used about a pint and a half and really liked the part of roasting them some in the skillet. With my love of cinnamon, I also added a tiny bit to the biscuit dough.

So, hope you enjoy the bounty of berries, hope you get to work in gardens, soak up sunshine, play some and have a wonderful weekend!

Getting back to myself





These stunning buttons are from The Mountain Man shop.

And also on this day, we'll just say many years ago, a big, healthy baby boy joined our family ... my first son who is still such a wonderful and sweet and remarkable man.
 Happy Birthday, Kip. You are so well loved!

wandering around

We had a chance during this beautiful weekend to check out our new neighborhood a bit more and we didn't have to go far to find this outrageous, one of a kind home and yard. Just up the street, it is where the artist, Starr Kempf, found the perfect place for some of his wonderful creations to live.


Larry remembered doing an interview with him years ago and said it was such a pleasure and 
one of the most enjoyable of his career.



We are looking forward to discovering much more in this very interesting place that we've been 
lucky enough to land in for now.

Here's a couple especially for you, Ginnie ... not really sure what they are supposed to be but really reminded me of you and the awesome weather vanes that you share!