Flowers that Fly and Sing!

Butterfly

Stay near me –don not take thy flight! Wordsworth

Butterfly

A little longer stay in sight!
~ Wordsworth

Butterfly

Float near me; do not yet depart!  ~ Wordsworth

Butterfly Poetry


“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”
~  Hans Christian Anderson

Butterfly
But these are flowers that fly and all but sing….
~Robert Frost

 

 

 

To A Butterfly (2)

I’VE watched you now a full half-hour,
Self-poised upon that yellow flower;
And, little Butterfly! indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless!—not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again ! …….

~ William Wordsworth

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Vintage Cooking

I love looking at the recipes and pictures in vintage magazine. Some are quit humorous.

I enjoy looking at the recipes and pictures in my vintage magazine and cookbooks.

MMMM...Lokks like blackberry.

MMMM…Looks like blackberry pie.

Strawberry shortcake...very mmmmm-with organic strawberries, of course.

Strawberry shortcake…very mmmmm-with organic strawberries, of course.

Hand - made Strawberry print apron inspired from one of my vintage patterns. To wear while baking, Available here:https://www.etsy.com/listing/97397624/apron-strawberries-chocolate?ref=shop_home_active

Hand made Strawberry print apron, inspired from one of my vintage patterns. Great to wear while baking! Available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/97397624/apron-strawberries-chocolate?ref=shop_home_active

Strawberry pieStrawberry Pie

Vintage One - Egg CakeOne egg cake

 vintage recipe photos

One – Egg cake recipe/

Artful Tartfuls !!

Artful Tartfuls !!  CRISCO :-0 !!

Certo

Certo,-  of course only yummy looking winners come from Indiana 😉

Vintage recipes

Vintage Certo Jam recipes

Ok, now that we have had dessert it's time for soup!!  And this tomato soup  looks mmm,mmm good! ;-) Now off to the kitchen!

Ok, now that we have had dessert, it’s time for soup!! doesn’t this tomato soup look mmm, mmm good!? 😉 Now off to the kitchen!

A Time to Play

A Visit with the grandkids

A Time To Play with the Grand-kids! I love it when the kids and Gran – kids are in town and  stop by for a visit. They really enjoyed playing with my little Tasha Tudor “A Time To Keep” – seasonal display.

""A time to Keep" with Tasha Tudor
A Time to Play!

A Time to Play

Apparently, I have been mistaken – this is not Bridget – it is Little Bo Peep!!

A Time to Play

So here she is ….. Little Bo peep, with her sheep!!

A Time to Play

Someone really enjoyed playing with the sheep, and asked several times if she could take them home.

A Time to Play

It’s fun knowing you have special toys at Gran’s house. It makes the toys and the visits memorable.

A Time to Play
A Time to Play at Gran’s house, we wanted to take the balancing bird home too. Keep in mind we do not live in the same state as Gran, so we do not get to play with Gran or the special toys very often….but Gran being Gran…… has some little thing to put in a bag for us to take home, some little cars, coloring posters of Tinker Bell, crayons, makers, pencils and paper.

A Time to Play

L – has a lot of fun with the balancing bird and the many other birds she discovered around Gran’s home.

No Pictures

No Pictures – I wonder where she gets that from?

A Time to Garden....or play in pot of dirt on the patio, AKA balcony.

A Time to Garden….or play in pot of dirt on the patio, AKA balcony.

A Time to Garden

…..who cares what you call it as long as there is a pot of dirt and a garden spade ….you are bound to have fun!!

Grand - kids are the greatest..... they truly know how to "TAKE JOY" in every moment!!

Grand – kids are the greatest….. they truly know how to “TAKE JOY” in every moment!!

A time to patio garden

OH, there are birds out here too!!

...and a bird cage with magnetic birds...what great fun!!

…and a bird-cage with magnetic birds…what great fun!!

If you would like to see more of the toys I make (like the chocolate felt bunny in the top picture), that are inspired by my Grand – Kids, stop by my etsy shop – Natural toy land  section:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElegantlyHandmade?ref=si_shop

If you would like to know more about Tasha Tudor, stop by her family’s web site:

http://tashatudorandfamily.com/

Spring Green

Spring Greens Juice – to put a spring in your step!

Tasty Green Vegetable Juice

Tasty and pretty too.

Spring Green Juice

Basil

Basil, growing in container on my cottage patio garden.

Spring greens, growing in containers on my patio. sometimes I use the plastic (eek) containers from organic greens purchased at the store. I poke a few small holes in the bottom of the container, add some potting soil, sprinkle seeds on top of soil add a little more soil on top of the seeds - water. Use the container lid under the bottom .

Spring greens, growing in containers on my patio. 

Sometimes I use the plastic (eek) containers, from organic greens purchased at the store. I poke a few small holes in the bottom of the container, add some potting soil, sprinkle seeds on top of soil add a little more soil on top of the seeds – water. Use the container lid under the bottom to catch the water.

Spring greens

 Some pretty arugula sprouting up in my cottage patio garden. I love they way their leaves look. 

I love the spicy taste of arugula and enjoy adding it my salads. I also add to my pesto.

 

Container Gardening

Container Gardening – you can use all kinds of containers, make sure you have good drainage. I fertilize with liquid kelp, and mist often.

Organic herb patio garden

Some lovely mint, rosemary and basil growing on my cottage patio.

Spring Green Organic Vegetable juice

Spring Green Organic Vegetable juice
1 med cucumber
1 med bunch of celery
4 cups of super Greens
1-2 carrots optional
I slice the cucumber in half, then quarters. Trim the ends off the bottom and top of celery, rough chop, rough chop the greens, remove ends from carrots.
I use my champion juice. Juicing the greens in between the other juicer vegetables. Options – ginger chopped, 1/2 lemon quartered, 1 apple. Enjoy

Enjoy your spring drink, I hope it adds a  little spring to your step!!