Monday, August 27, 2012

feeling a little sentimental


I've been feeling particularly sentimental today. Perhaps because summer seems to be winding down, although you'd never know it by the 90 degree temps.  Anyway, I'm finding myself being a little nostalgic for the times at the beginning of the season. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Still dragonflies....


Tiny road trip Saturday


This building is so brightly colored you would imagine to find it Yellow Springs, but no.  This building lives in Nicholasville, Kentucky. My friends have a jewelry store there.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Future Wildcat

Today is Friday, which means I have lunch with my BBF (Baby Boyfriend) and his mom.    One day soon he might be joining the ranks of the hundreds of students that are moving in across UK's campus. Well maybe not THAT soon. Happy Friday!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Aug 13


my homecoming

Every year my artist's cooperative puts on a one day art show, called Art On the Lawn. For me it's like homecoming weekend, and I usually come home with a pretty thing or two. This year I bought a one of these necklaces by Courtney Yoakum. Mine is the colorful, crooked one near the bottom right. :-)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Aug 11 a little late

Yesterday I was up early, by my standards, but I did get to witness this amazing sky. Seems like I only see sunrises when I'm at my parents' house.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Aug 9

The titles of both these books make me laugh.

August Breaking Point --Saying No

First off I'd like to say thank you to all the bloggers participating in  the August Break that have stopped by and said "Hi" here on my little piece of the internet.  My hope is that some day I'll have some free time to stop by and check out your web homes too.

As I predicted in a previous post, my last three weeks are have been non-stop, and in reality I don't see much changing for a little while. I've been trying to roll with things, but I can tell stress has gotten to me to a certain degree. Sometimes you just reach a point where you have to say "no," even to the things you enjoy...really enjoy.

Last night normally is a yoga night for me, but instead I said no. Instead I opted to stay home and spend some of the time in the garden, ridding it of some of the weeds that are cluttering the space and stealing the soil nutrients from my veggie plants.  I've always found weeding cathartic.  ;)  It felt ten times more benefiical to my well being to take care of this little plot of ground and harvest some of its' goodness than doing a few asanas.

I will nourish the garden which nourishes me.... figuratively and literally.


Squash anyone?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Aug 7

One week into the month and I'm what I call Aug-xhusted. Sometimes I think I'm just barely keeping it together.   This could've been me.

Monday, August 6, 2012


There's a lot of talk going on about the fate of these trees.  The Village wants to replace them as a part of a streetscape renovation. I've seen some of the discussion on-line but all I can think is the that the Lorax would disapprove.


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Yellow Springs

My life the last few weeks has been extremely busy, and yes, for some reason I choose these crazy weeks to participate in the August Break.  For most participating in this, August is a break from words, and a time to just do simple posts. For me, I'm using it as motivation to just do the posts, without the pressure of putting words with them.   So I guess its less of a break and more of a kickstart. We'll see how it goes. (I've been trying this for a couple years now eventually, it'll stick right?)

Many of the photos I've posted recently were taken a couple of weeks ago when I found a couple of free hours to wander the streets of Yellow Springs, my favorite small town.  I visit here at least once a month to work in my artist's co-op, but rarely do I take the time to just be a visitor.  It was a great time to recharge my batteries a bit. I have a hard time describing what makes this town special.  Here's a great post by another blogger.   You can read her description and I'll just post the pictures. :)


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Zucchini chowder

I posted this photo to Facebook earlier in the week and was surprised by how quickly it was shared and how many people wanted the recipe. Here is the recipe.(FYI it freezes well too.)

Zucchini Garden Chowder
Yield: serves 6-8
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 medium zucchini (chopped)
1 medium onion (chopped)
2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
1 tablespoon fresh basil (chopped)
1/3 cup flour
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
3 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 cups tomatoes (chopped)
1 ½ cups evaporated milk
2 cups corn
2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
¼ cup Parmesan cheese (freshly grated)

Melt butter or margarine in soup pot over medium heat. Add zucchini, onion, parsley and basil and sauté until tender. Stir flour, salt and pepper into vegetables. Gradually stir in water to make a smooth stock. Add chicken broth and lemon juice and mix well. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, evaporated milk and corn and return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes until corn is tender. Just before serving add cheeses and stir until melted. Add a pick of sugar to taste and garnish with more fresh parsley.

Friday, August 3, 2012