Spring is fully here...new green leaves, light rain showers, and the garden filling up with friends, old and new. I love being outside this time of year, hands in the soil, bare feet on the new grass, watching blossoms and change unfold.
Come walk with me in winter's garden. Grab your coat and scarf, and your wool hat if its handy. Bundled up we'll slip out the door into the frosty air, and head down the road until we come to a little gate in the hedge.
This time of year the mist fills the valleys, rolls across the fields, and dances between the trees. It blocks all that is not near, is not immediate, from view.
I saw his legs first. Knobby knees rising above cold river. Ripples, created by water moving past stillness, led my eyes upward.
Herbs are growing abundantly in the garden, so it is the perfect time to enjoy herb butters, as they are super tasty and easy to make.
Outside the days are grey and damp, but in the kitchen I just finished straining a batch of my favorite warming winter tonic, Fire Cider.
After a wet, cold summer, autumn has greeted us with sunshine and clear skies...the leaves are starting to change, and the days have become noticeably shorter. I've been out harvesting beautiful baskets of ripe elderberries, hawthorn, blackberries, and rose hips...
I love sitting down to a colourful plate of food at mealtimes. I find that enjoying a meal that looks vibrant and beautiful nourishes my soul as well as my body. One of my favorite ways to add colour and vibrancy is to create with edible flowers.
There have been an abundance of grey, cloudy, still days this summer. You know the type...those days when it the air is heavy with humidity, nothing is moving, and it feels like the world is stagnant...
Last night, listening to it against the roof tiles and watching it dance in the puddles beneath the street lamp...Rain. I could have stayed inside.