basil regrets

I am filled with regret. Not the amount of regret you might have from getting drunk and waking up with a face tattoo. Not quite that much. But still more than the amount of regret you'd have from eating Doritos at bedtime and forgetting to brush your teeth afterwards. Have you ever woken up in the morning with all-night Dorito breath? Regrettable.Today my regret is somewhere in the middle there, and it has to do with not growing enough basil this year....more

DIY Citronella Soy Candle

It's that time of year where bugs (both good and no-so-good) are invading our backyards and patios. While I don't want to do anything to hurt "helpful" bugs like spiders and ladybugs, I am not a big fan of mosquitos! The always seem to come buzzing around at that exact worst moment... like when you've invited your neighbors over for a barbeque, and you're JUST about to serve the hot dogs. Here's a way to get those mosquitos and other flying insects to buzz off: Make your own citronella soy candle. The lemony scent of citronella can send the pests packing. ...more
Cute idea!more

Come Meander Through My Gardens

 An  ALMOST Wordless Wednesday post Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.  Luther Burbank The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.  Gertrude Jekyll...more

A REASON AND A SEASON

I love weeding after a good rain.  Everything looks so green and luscious.  I feel I'm working in the garden of our Lord.  The soil is soft.  You can easily pull the weeds out. There is so much satisfaction in seeing your work coming into its own.  How can I not stand back and admire it all?...more

A YEAR LATER

I think retirement has been good for me.  A year later, I am standing slightly straighter, my smile more relaxed, albeit goofy.  I'm working on being natural and 'me'.  My vegetable beds look awesome, don't they?  I'm slowly excavating and recovering the lost part...more
marisab Very true!  Thanks for reading.more

FLUX AND FLOW

By now you must know that I'm not a jubilant kind of person in the morning - even if it is summer.  My feet rarely hits the floorboards in a joyous bounce.  Rather, they reluctantly and languidly test the waters, ready to withdraw back under the covers if it is not to their liking....more

HAVE MOTTO, WILL TRAVEL

Today brings more grey and mist but the morning is lit up with my blooming irises.  God always find a way to light up the world....more

Beekeeping 101

Step 1: Lose your fear of bees. ok. check.Next!...more

LET MY SECRETS SET ME FREE

The day is heavy with clouds.  They press down on my shoulders with their weight much like the secrets in my heart.  I inhale and exhale, shrugging my shoulders, throwing off unwanted burdens.  Clouds, clouds, go away.  Come back another day....more

DIY Lamp Birdbath

Dude! You totally need a lamp birdbath. By the time I am through with y'all, there's going to be lamp birdbaths lighting up your hood! Bahahaha! Lighting. That's awesome. So here's what you need: Lamp. Drill. Bowl. Epoxy glue. And spray paint if you wish. First things first: Cut the cord. ...more
birdingbabe Could you just put less water in the bowl?more
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