We started our day watching the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean. We were in Cocoa Beach on the east coast of Florida, and we took one last walk on the beach before driving across the state. We ended our day on the west coast of Florida, where we watched the sun set over the … Continue reading Sunrise on the east coast, sunset on the west
Every time I lift my left shoulder, I grimace. Same when I step out of the car. Or if I touch my ribs where they pressed against the surfboard when I paddled. Or the front of my right shin where the leash wrapped around and yanked on one of my spectacular falls. My toenail polish … Continue reading Surf lessons at Cocoa Beach
The butterflies haven’t arrived in droves yet, but I’m hopeful that by the end of July they’ll be here. I walk the garden every day to turn leaves over and look for caterpillars. So far I’ve found none. I may have spotted a couple of swallowtail eggs on the rue; I’ll keep a close eye … Continue reading Butterfly garden in early July
For our weekend getaway, my husband found a bed and breakfast with water access right on the property. We shared a bottle of wine on the dock last night, ate an amazing home cooked breakfast this morning at a long wooden table in the sunroom off the pool, I journaled from a picnic table that … Continue reading The Inn at Tabbs Creek
My husband and I drove over to the Chesapeake Bay this morning to spend three days at a little Inn where we can launch our paddle boards from their dock. I packed my belongings in a single bag, and for the first time in seven years, I did not bring my laptop with me on … Continue reading Laptop-free on a three-day weekend
I never make cutouts to top my pies, but I did today because the recipe told me to, and it made sense to leave a lot of open areas for steam, because strawberry-rhubarb pie usually ends up soupy, which drives me bananas. But I didn’t know how pretty it would turn out! I think this … Continue reading Look at this beautiful pie!