Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Look who's strolling today:
Robbin at Cedar Chest of Dreams
Me, here at The Quiet Country House
Nan at Letters from a Hill Farm
Joyce at Tall Grass Worship
Amy at Embracing Change
photos by Aisling, May 18, 2008 1) wild strawberry blossoms 2) dandelion 3) looking up from the mossy wetland toward the house 4) moss under the native shrubs 5) chocolate mint in the creekbed, with the blue sky reflected in the water
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
"The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too." ~Samuel Butler, Notebooks, 1912
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
We're having a cool, wet Spring. After working in the garden yesterday, planting and transplanting, I am glad for a night and day of rain. As Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, "The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."
Monday, May 12, 2008
Joanne's Joyful Blessings blog is also somewhat craft oriented. Joanne does lovely needlework which she often features on her blog. I got to know Joanne years ago through "list mail" on several very domestic lists. I love to peek in on her blog to hear what she has been teaching in the homeschooling co-op, see bits of her garden, or see her latest project.
Visiting my dear friend Nan's blog, Letters from a Hill Farm, is like taking a trip to the country side. It is, as they say, a breath of fresh air. There you will find book reviews, pretty photos of rural images, recipes and poetry. Even if I hadn't already known Nan, I would want to read her pleasant cheerful blog daily.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
If you have time this week to to take a Sunday Stroll, please post about about it on your blog and then come back here with a comment and a link to your post. You may use the Sunday Stroll button at the top of this post on your post or side bar if you would like. I will add participant names to this post so other strollers can walk through your garden too. I'll check back often and try to keep the list updated.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
I wrote last Monday about the inspiration I receive from reading blogs. Today I am going to continue to tell you about the blogs in my blogroll: who they are and why they appear on my list.
I have been reading Mrs. Pivec's Golightly Place blog with pleasure for quite some time now. She is a vegetarian homeschooling mom, intent on living lightly upon the earth. Her artistic leaning is apparent in her blog entries, which sometimes include glimpses from her sketchbook. Her personality, conveyed sweetly through her writing, is pleasant and friendly. Though I'm no longer a homeschooling Mom, I really enjoy reading about her approach to educating, and learning along side, her daughters.
Recently I did several posts for La-tea-dah's Tea Blogging event. I enjoyed the event and was disappointed when other committments prevented me from doing the last few week's entries. Her blog is filled to the brim with interesting information, from tea traditions to recipes, craft ideas and suggestions for other great blogs to read. Gracious Hospitality isn't just a pretty name; it is what one truly finds when one read's La-tea-dah's blog.
A love of nature is how L.L. Barkat and I found each other's blogs, sometime last year. We share an enthusiam for letting the wild edges of our property grow up with native species. I love to visit her blog for pretty Wordless Wednesday images or for suggestions for using edible wildflowers. Green Inventions Central is a restful respite from a hectic world.
photo by Haiku, May 4, 2008 Blue Sky/Green Leaves
Sunday, May 04, 2008
photos by Aisling, May 4, 2008 1) Daydream tulip in the orange phase 2) Daydream tulips, in all stages of their progression from yellow to glowing orange 3) Creeping Phlox at the northern trail head to the butterfly garden 4) Red Appledorn Tulips and Poet's Narcissus 5) A fallen white tulip on the trail