green things

being green

O the green things growing, the green things growing,
The faint sweet smell of the green things growing!
I should like to live, whether I smile or grieve,
Just to watch the happy life of my green things growing.

~Dinah Maria Craik



he’s back
and once again
the house is filled with music!
I’ve missed this



and everyone is returning home
looking forward to a week of family
there will be suitcases to unpack
laundry to be done
and many dirty dishes left in the sink
but the house will feel like a home
at least for a short time

one of those days


Had to push myself out the door today. My sluggish body can’t take the heat and humidity anymore and I’m actually starting to look forward to some cool, crisp, fall-like air.  I noticed that the acorns are just starting to drop.

on a hot summer day


not only hot, but the air was filled with humidity
super hair frizz weather
so what did I do?
I baked pies

Yup, that’s right

I cranked up the air conditioning and spent the afternoon in the kitchen

two pies, a peach and an apple

my oldest son, Eric is making his way east tomorrow on a business trip

and will be spending a week or so here at home

and since we missed celebrating his birthday with him this month

I thought I should make him something special for dessert

he’s not a birthday cake lover

his favorite has always been apple pie

So happy 25th birthday Eric!


happy 100th birthday Julia Child!

(even though apple pie is obviously not french)

Bon Appetit!