Month: March 2012

horsein’ around

I’ve always loved horses. It’s in my blood. Granddad Cline raised horses for the United States Calvary when my Daddy was a boy. They ranched in Saguache, Colorado, where Granddad was one of the first Forest Rangers in the Rio Grande National Forest. His photo hangs in the Saguache County Museum, cheek by jowl with that infamous Colorado…

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rosemary honey

Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and spring. If there is no response in you to the awakening of nature –if the prospect of an early morning walk does not banish sleep, if the warble of the first bluebird does not thrill you –know that the morning and spring of your life are…

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sushi

Dinner tonight is going to be amazing!  D  is making sushi. And California rolls.  And Miso soup. I love it when he makes sushi.  It only happens when we are fortunate enough to find some fresh, top quality ahi tuna in the market. It only happens when he feels up to spending hours in the…

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now it’s spring?

People seem unable to agree on exactly when Spring begins (in the northern hemisphere at least). Many think of March, April and May as the months of Spring, and yet an Irish tradition dates it from St. Brigid’s Day on February 1st . The kick-off from an astronomical point of view is the vernal equinox which…

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seeds

Each day brings with it the miracle of a new beginning. Many of the moments ahead will be marvelously disguised as ordinary days, but each one of us has the chance to make something extraordinary out of them. __Douglas Pagels   Making something extraordinary out of each and every day becomes more important with each…

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wind, rain, hail

The last twenty-four hours have been crazy!  Wind. Rain. Hail. Cold!!! I spent most of the day working on a new eBook, glued to the computer again. Then late this afternoon, while it was still raining, a blast of bright sunlight flashed through the garden.  I stepped out the back door to let Kai Li…

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plant some seeds

‎”Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”_Robert Louis Stevenson By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his own Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son as the…

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wearin’ o’ the green

   “May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.”  _Irish Blessing Our treasured recipes are like old friends… meant to nourish, comfort and sustain us. This is one of the most self indulgent recipes I own.…

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’tis the day

May there always be work for your hands to do. May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine on your window pane. May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you. May God fill your heart with gladness to…

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home hunting

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” _William Morris Searching the web for a new church home this morning.  We need to find a place to Worship and fellowship.  Like any search for a home there are boxes that must be checked before we…

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