Last Light over Carolina

  Last Light over Carolina ***.*  by Mary Alice Monroe I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera.  This book revolves around a life, a livelihood and a family legacy of shrimping. Set in the coastal setting of McClellanville, SC~ Shrimper Bud Morrison and his…

Something to Crow About

  I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you, Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywhere with a weekly fix.  He heralds the dawn of a new day~ this farmyard ambassador of morning. . . He says “Cock-a-doodle-do” in English. . . “Kikeriki” in German. . . “Kuklooku” in Urdu.…

A is for Animals

    A is for Animals . . . from Apes to Zoos :-)     This week’s letter assignment is the letter A.        I am an animal lover~  All these wonderful animal photos are courtesy of the NC Zoo~ that I shared with a recent review of a great book, Zoo Story , and you can find…

Dogs Days of Summer

“Dog Days”  are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the northern hemisphere, they usually fall between early July and early September. In the southern hemisphere they are usually between January and early March. Dog Days can also define a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by a…

Just a Dog… Help PEDIGREE donate food!

           JUST A DOG by Richard Biby   From time to time, people tell me, “lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or, “that’s a lot of money for just a dog.” They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a dog.”   Some of my…

All Aboard

  I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.    Thank you, Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywhere with a weekly fix ~     Instead of setting a table on my porch, I packed a picnic and set the pontoon for this week’s tablescape. . .     We…

Zoo Story

    Zoo Story ****.* by Thomas French   I’m joining Jain with my Edible Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word.    I loved this book~  animal lover that I am, I found it heart warming and heart wrenching in equal measure. Written by Thomas French, a…

On Folly Beach

On Folly Beach **** by Karen White I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. This was a beach read for me this summer, very different from Between the Tides, that I also read on our family trip, but enjoyable just the…

Gone Fishin’

I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you, Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywhere with a weekly fix ~  Labor Day weekend at the Lake usually involves a little boating, relaxing, eating and sometimes. . . . . .fishing~ I was lucky to have caught these fish at…

Plum Goodness

         This is the final week of Rainbow Summer School for Mrs. Matlock’s class~ the last color of the Rainbow is Violet.   I thought I’d share a plum good book that I enjoyed reading in April, House Rules by Jodi Picoult, served with a plum tart :-) You can see the review of this book in its entirety here.  …