Tuesday’s Inspiration: Mary Oliver

Picking Blueberries, Austerlitz, New York,1957 Once, in summer, in the blueberries, I fell asleep, and woke when a deer stumbled against me. I guess she was so busy with her own happiness she had grown careless and was just wandering along listening to the wind as she leaned down to lip up the sweetness. So,…

So Long, Sweet Summer

Did summer go by fast or what? (And this post is really really late!! Because fall flew by as well!)  I think it's because we didn't have much of a spring time transition this year. All of a sudden, it was summer. Though it feels like it slipped away so quickly, looking back on the…

Meal Planning

Trying to eat plant-based, non-processed, real FOOD and being organized pretty much go hand in hand. It's near impossible to make good food choices without a bit of prep work behind the scenes and some thinking ahead. Beautiful salads don't magically appear I'm afraid. I sure wish they did. So, with all this in mind,…

Postcards from England: Sissinghurst

The more one gardens, the more one learns; And the more one learns, the more one realizes how little one knows. ~Vita Sackville West Was there ever a place more magical? A place I felt happier? This place made me giddy with delight and wonder. Everywhere I looked, I was surrounded by beauty. Situated in…

Florence Griswold Museum

There is a little gem of a museum in historic Old Lyme, Connecticut. It's called the Florence Griswold Museum and it's home to artwork new and old, gorgeous gardens, and a lovely river view. The Museum centers on the home of Miss Florence Griswold, who opened her big colonial home up as a boarding house…

The Grand Connecticut Adventure Day

We set off for The Grand Connecticut Adventure Day at five in the morning because we live so far from Connecticut. I never mind waking up early for adventure, it's almost easier, and I'm so excited that I can't sleep anyways. Connecticut has been in the works for quite some time. I've been eyeing up…