The Sights of Summer: A Photo Tour

Summer comes in bright and yellow, bright bobbing flowers call out "Hello!" For cheer is here in this sunny world, and black eyed susans join in accord. What do you love in nature and life that blooms in Summer?


It has been warmer these past few days, so I'm hoping Spring will soon be sprung! Lavender and fragrant flowers bobbing in the breeze, honey bees flitting about, and a pile of cushions on the back deck while I cozen up to a good read. The lavender is still out right now, though it's leggy … Continue reading Lavender

Living Efficiently

With a combined interest in cutting our carbon footprint and cutting our costs, many urbanites and young adults are turning to micro apartments. This allows you to live in a high cost region, like a college dorm or the middle of downtown, without costing nearly as much as a regular apartment, and might be just … Continue reading Living Efficiently

The Fall Garden

        a lovely border, photo courtesy of Kramer tree dot com            As we creep through Autumn, those falling leaves become an ever thicker blanket on your pristine lawn. Rather than merely throwing them out, it may be worth considering switching your woodchips out for shredded leaves.             Woodchips are a staple in suburban landscaping, … Continue reading The Fall Garden

Falling Water

I`m a big fan of good architecture. Really, I am. It`s just that, usually, I tend to prefer traditional architecture. You know, Victorian, Federal, Gothic- it all stirs my artistic soul. Usually when I see some famous piece of modern architecture I just scoff. "Yeah, that`s interesting; but it has no story, no soul!" It`s … Continue reading Falling Water

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

But you are a lot more likely to listen when the words are cutely framed! If you do a lot of writing or poetry, you can display that as art as well as your photos and paintings. It just takes a frame and some ingenuity! I don`t think you can see it too clearly, but … Continue reading A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Salt and Pepper Shakers

 Both sets of shakers bought at Cracker Barrel, antique vase/pitcher, miniature daffodils as also seen in The Variegated Thumb These little shakers hold a whole lot of personality.   What little things do you add to spice up your kitchen and tablescapes?

The Colors The Colorblind See

There are some things in this world we will never understand. Like the eternal question, "Are there are more colors than the ones in the 'visible light' range?" When we look at the bottom of the sea, the answer, surprisingly, is yes. In the actual final frontier, the bottom of our seas, we have been … Continue reading The Colors The Colorblind See

The New Black

I know that Pantone came out with their announcement that emerald green is this year`s color. That may even be true. For some people. Those that base their style sensibilities off of what they are told in big media outlets will be wearing that this year. But. Not all of us follow the glossy pages … Continue reading The New Black

Monster in The Closet

I thought you might want a break from the constant art based posts, so we can move onto interiors now. A specific interior, in fact. We are talking about the bane of my life here. The dreaded small closet! I know, you may be thinking that any closet that can`t be walked into is small. … Continue reading Monster in The Closet