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My neighbor gave me a bag of green coconuts today, already chopped in halves! I sat outside in the sunshine and enjoyed it. It was like I was transported to the islands…I am super thankful for unexpected gifts like this…gifts that make me smile inside out.
So I had some Dufour puff pastry in my freezer and I was trying to figure out what to make with it. Turns out there was a recipe on the box for rustic apple tarts, yum! And the awesome thing is I had all the ingredients!! I did make it a little different by adding raisins and walnuts. When they were golden brown and flaky, I knew they were ready to come out of the oven. When I tell you it was pure bliss to bite into this treat, I mean it!! So scrumptious, so perfect, so warm on this beautiful Sunday. It was just what I needed. I do have some extra dough that I might use for a “savory” tart filled with veggie crumbles, or veggie sausage and onions…I’m sure my teenager would be more than excited to devour some during the week for a quick snack. Enjoy your weekend folks!!🙏🏾🍏🌸🍏
Yesterday was a beautiful day. I got up early with intent set on getting my garden together. The first stop was my neighborhood nursery to get soil and maybe a few plants. I did find a sweet plant with tiny white, fragrant flowers and also a garlic plant. The plant in the picture above is milkweed, which the butterflies adore! It was so gorgeous outside and I took my time before making my purchases and heading to Lowe’s for more supplies. Once I reached home, I ate a nice lunch and got to work. I added more soil to my plants, clipped dead leaves, and watered everything. I even bought a rake so I could “clean” the area nicely. It was a very productive day and I went outside to just gaze at my garden with glee. I grabbed a really nice blue Adirondack chair for outside as well and it seemed to be the perfect fit. 💙 I’m so thankful for my garden and all the plants, small creatures and sunshine it provides in my life.
If you are ever looking for me, try searching the pages of a book or a journal…I promise you will find me there.. Right now, I am listening to “Chakra Journey” by Anugama and trying to entice some serious sleep energy…it’s working, kind of. I have a renewed passion for this year in regards to setting the bar higher with writing and this epiphany is so tempting to me, making me want to literally write all night long. This year, I intend to write as often as I can and for as long as I can. I spent so much time trying to find more time to write last year, when it (time) was there all along! I owe myself and my readers this promise…It’s like my mind is a wellspring of ideas and topics to bring to life…I know I have to get some rest soon though. My goal is to just write. Period. And that is my intention with every fiber of my being…you will get more of me and I can’t wait.
I named my newest car Heather. She is a 2002 gray beauty and I am thankful for her. I had been without a ride since summertime of 2020. I can’t quite remember the model at the moment, but I know she is a “Mercury” something or other. She was previously owned by a woman who is now in her 90s and not driving much these days…The car was a gift from a very special and sweet spirited person. I spent a few hours yesterday happily cleaning it out and getting it ready for the road. I had some anxious moments where I thought I’d go mad if I couldn’t ride out somewhere, anywhere…I just needed to drive, to feel the wind against my skin, and hear the sound of tires against roads with no particular destination in mind.
…But alas, the Universe works in such mysterious ways. So, here’s to new adventures with Heather. 💋🙏🏾☀️☀️
Over the holidays, I was gifted this beautiful, personalized watering can! It is a perfect fit for my little garden and I love it so much. Today, I spent some time outside working in my garden, planting seeds, and repotting some of my plants. It truly felt like it had been forever since I’d had some uninterrupted time to garden and I am thankful that I had time to catch up.
Sunsets that seem to stretch on forever…the most amazing weather…I love it here.