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Not Any Ordinary Muffin, that’s for sure

Looks like an ordinary homemade muffin doesn’t it? It’s not. Would you believe these are Bacon, Leek, & (white) Cheddar muffins? Oh yes, and this is the second time within a week that I’ve made them. They are so darn delicious and perfect for a quick breakfast or to have with a more robust breakfast. […]

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half taken breaths and planting

with life as short as a half taken breath, don’t plant anything but love ~ rumi Been busy planting more perennials, taking far too many photos of my garden, and keeping busy with Newcomer’s, lunches with friends, and all that delightful jazz. I haven’t forgotten that I promised to post more here and to share […]

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Pretty maids all in a row

… hanging out in my garden. Sure I know I haven’t been hanging out here much but there is such a wonderful life out there … can you forgive me for not hanging out online these days?) PS: Yes, I did promise to post some updates and, like the rain or the bugs in my […]

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Van Isle 360

Yet again, I’ve slipped in keeping posts current. In the next few days I hope to post at least two short ones to show you a few things I’ve been up to. Back on June 9th we got together at the home of one of our neighbours, along with several others they had invited, to […]

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words, marvelous words, and rain too

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” ~Aristotle “Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” ~Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine {bee on rhododendron, above} {busy bee blurred in background, above} April Rain Song Let the […]

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There is only now

“The present moment is the substance with which the future is made. Therefore, the best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment. What else can you do?”  -Thich Nhat Hanh I took oodles of photos this spring during the herring spawn seen from the beach below our […]

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