Sunday, August 19, 2018

Sunday Stroll - Poetry


If you name each thing you pass
As you walk to the blackberry patch,
it sounds like poetry.


Blue chicory holding
a pollen-flecked bumblebee.


An amber-winged soldier beetle
Feasting on goldenrod.


Dappled light falling
through the cedar trees.

What a beautiful world.

Wherever you are, whatever the weather,  I wish you peace.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sunday Stroll -Bumblebees


There are pockets of color scattered around the vegetable garden.


The bees, of all sorts and sizes,
are loving the herb blossoms,


from comfrey to lavender
and everything in between.



What's in the kitchen garden?
Everything but the kitchen sink.
Oh, there's one of those too,
overflowing with salad greens (and reds!)



Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you peace.

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Sunday Stroll - Beautiful Sunday


With so many demands on the farm - to care for people, to care for animals, to tend and harvest plants - I feel blessed whenever I have the opportunity to slow down and appreciate the beauty that surrounds me.  The brilliant, rich colors of the pansies and the happy attitude of the snapdragons urge me to slow down... to look, to smell, to be still in the fragrant garden.





For a while, several bees hung still upon the pale pink rays of the milkweed that popped up (uninvited but VERY welcome) in the kitchen garden.  I sat still too and listened to them hum.  The deep pink rose at the center of that bed filled the air with sweetness.  I felt that, together, we were all content.



It was so hot and humid that we all drooped,
but drooping looks good on the coneflowers, doesn't it?


Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you peace.


Sending prayers and good energy to Steve, Out on the Prairie.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sunday Stroll - Last Sunday in July


It's been a week of rain
and sun


 Filled with small, beautiful moments,


and all the heady ripe sweetness of summer.


Wherever you are, whatever the weather,  I wish you peace.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunday Stroll - Quick Post


Summer is zipping by.  
I am spending a minimal amount of time with technology,
and loving the sunshine and fresh air.
Here are just a few photos from the past week,
which I shared on our farm's Instagram page:





Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you joy.

Steve has been strolling and sharing more consistently than I have. 
 Look here AND here for some great images and inspiration.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Sunday Stroll - Town


We went to Charlevoix (Michigan) yesterday for lunch, 
and the beautiful window boxes and container gardens
 in the alleyway
 took my breath away.


The flowers are nurtured by this lovely flower shop,
located in the alley.







They tend not only their own lush displays,
but those of neighboring businesses as well.




What a nice afternoon in town;
good food, good company, and beautiful surroundings.



Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you joy.

Head on over to Steve's blog to see the beautiful treasures he found Out on the Prairie.


Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sunday Stroll - Solstice



Summer sun,


and summer rains,



are bringing color to the garden.



We have had many visitors,


and some quiet days,
and are looking forward to a beautiful season.



Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you good company.

Speaking of good company, you are invited to visit 
Steve's blog Out on the Prairie to see his latest stroll.