In the Potting Shed: Fleur Du Soleil


In French or English, Fleur du Soleil or Sunflower says “summer” like no other flower! Grown for beauty as well as harvested for seed, sunflowers symbolize the sun, conveying warmth, happiness, adoration and longevity. These cheery flowers never fail to make me smile with their sunny faces. You may have noticed I have lots of watering…

Watering Can Love


I have a ‘thing’ for watering cans, you may have noticed :). . . collected over the years, mostly from flea markets and antique malls. I don’t discriminate, I love the time-worn or chippy. . . Dented or painted . . . Rusty or decoupaged. . . Cans with or without roses. . . Old or…

Heirloom Tomato Tart with Bacon-Studded Crust!

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Calling all Bacon Lovers, here’s a pie crust worthy of summer heirloom tomatoes. . .a Swoon-Worthy Heirloom Tomato Tart with a Bacon-Studded Crust! Everything is better with bacon and that goes for a crust for a savory pie or tart too! I used a filling from a favorite tomato pie recipe that has a minimal amount of mayonnaise,…

Weekend Waterview: Early Lake Morning


We’re early risers at our house, even on the weekends. Mainly because of these two who need to go out, demand to be fed, then proceed to go back to sleep.  I took these photos yesterday around 7 am.  It was a delightful 69 degrees and low humidity! More 90+ degree temperatures ahead for us today and…


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