Flower fields

It’s officially spring and flowers are blooming like crazy. On one of the blogs I follow called Manger I saw the prettiest image of flowers growing in a vineyard (first image below).

I was inspired to find some other beautiful images of flowers growing in fields.

(click on images to get to photo source)

moulin2-710x1054Manger (click image to go to blog)

7726b68fdd26e5542bcf2db23cb99eb6 tumblr_ml99pu9Gho1rfwebwo1_500_large

tumblr_miotu6GnyQ1rzthl7o1_250_large 6553dd136834b72941677c1a5ccb-post_large

Dandelion, you’re a pretty little weed

Dan – de – lion  – french to english translation is teeth of a lion. A notorious weed that is fierce in its ability to survive and pollinate and can withstand tough and harsh conditions. It is a pesky weed but isn’t it a pretty one?

Medicinally it is used to treat infections and cure ailments of the liver. It is also has culinary value and is used in salads, wines and even as a type of coffee.

Folklore says that blowing the seeds off a dandelion carries your thoughts and dreams to your loved one.

(all photo sources are viewable by clicking on linked image)

tumblr_lzz3ekLU771qcswyco1_500 dandellion-floral-arrangement 535457_336131173174054_803483017_n_large il_570xN.343310103 e1a07c1d1240a33e74d0a7ab1ad83975 8bc680a1408a902aa72f6f08383c0ef2 b21e0814c7c339dd6570580858d364ff tumblr_mkx35kbmWr1sn138po1_500 tumblr_mkx53gVBZa1rj6zlco1_400

Fall leaves

Here in sunny Southern California it’s often hard to tell what season it is. People are still chillin at the beach and we’re still getting into the 90’s (temps. that is:).  We’re almost at the end of October!

Last week I was in Baltimore and got to enjoy the beauty of the autumn season. I wanted to share a couple of photos of the leaves in all their changing glory!

I brought a few of the leaves home and pressed them, tied them with twine and hung in my office to bring me back to the beautiful memory.

Thanksgiving herb display

Today I got my weekly basket of organic fruits and veggies delivered from Fresh Farm To You. As usual, the produce is amazing and has so much flavor. I love how the selection is truly representative of the season here in California. 

I unpacked it and assembled it so you can see it’s contents: butternut squash, celery, bok choi, beets, leeks and herb sprig.










They included a beautiful sprig of traditional Thanksgiving day herbs: thyme, rosemary, sage and oregano. I assembled them and put them in this square table top vase from Floral Art. Then I added 3 fresh cranberries staked. Lastly I added a small pumpkin from the pumpkin tree branches I have.

Last picture is the beautiful cranberries and Bosc pears that were included in the box.