Just Ducky

     D is for Ducks      This week’s letter assignment is the letter D~     Fall is my favorite time of year at the lake. . . it will be a couple more weeks before the leaves change so no beautiful leaves to show you yet. Other than the beautiful color and…

Wine & Dine

I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you, Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywherewith a weekly fix ~  I thought I would wine & dine you this week with my new Vino Plates from Pottery Barn~ This set of four plates is inspired by French vintage wine labels.…

C is for Chairs

    C is for Chairs     This week’s letter assignment is the letter C.      We spend a lot of time sitting in our chairs at the lake. You may not be aware, but there is a fine art to “Chair-Sitting”. It involves:  Stare at the Water and Clouds. Read a Little. Sip on a Drink. Watch the Purple Martins. Hold…

Joy

      “We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.”  ~ E. B. White       I WHOLEHEARTEDLY agree with this quote~ for me, personally, I think I would find more joy in grape picking than sorting laundry…

Italian Pottery with a side of Pasta

    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 ~       My Vietri salad plates & bowls were the inspiration for this week’s tablescape~          The plates depict scenes from the Italian countryside ~…

B is for Boat Names

B is for Boat Names . . . This week’s letter assignment is the letter B. I’ve always enjoyed looking for boat names~ humorous, serious, clever, pun-intending, or nautical-inspired~ and wonder about the inspiration for the names chosen. A couple of Jimmy Buffett song-boat-names to put you in boating spirit. . .   I thought I’d include a little of the lore & superstition…

Sweetwater Creek

    Sweetwater Creek **** by Anne Rivers Siddons     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.       I found this book at Audible, searching for something to listen to that took place in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. I selected it primarily because…

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…