“Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” ~ Hans Christian Andersen
On a Personal Note
We are officially ‘off’ for the summer with lots to be done — and savored — off-line. New posts will lag for the time being. Though I strive to keep to once-per-week posting, I never promised they would all be new.
So, for you email followers…
Reading from within your inbox, you may have noticed fewer posts arriving. This is because I’ve been re-posting from the archives. It is a lazy blogging effort on my part and won’t result in anything landing in your inbox. (They’ve already been delivered, remember?) Visit or bookmark the blog (https://www.dirtnkids.wordpress.com) at any time to see what’s new (or not).
For you registered WP bloggers…
Continue reading Spring Babies, Blog Update
I did it. I found the Holy Vegan Grail: chocolate cake. It’s been since just before Valentine’s Day I finally discovered this very easy recipe, but it was so unbelievable for my longing taste buds, I had to make it again (and even a third time)…to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.
*pinch* Nope. Still awake.
Cake for breakfast anyone? (Yes, please!)
Continue reading Vegan Holy Grail! Chocolate Cake, an FAQ
This is one of my favorite drawings that my son whipped up one morning while I stood there bitching about the empty coffee pot, waiting for what seemed like an eternity for my crack-caffeine to drip out. He showed it to me, shrugged it off as random scribbling, and promptly threw it in the trash.
I retrieved it, smoothed the wrinkles, and scanned it for the archives, adding it to the ever-growing pile of other ‘masterpieces.’
It’s such a loving, adoring portrait of his mother before she’s had her morning cup of coffee. Wouldn’t you say so?
Forgive me that I’m re-sharing some of my old posts.
Still off of blogging for a bit.
“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” ~ Richard Bach
This is my first encounter with House Finches on the back porch. They don’t usually let me get close enough for photos, and I almost always am relegated to inside the kitchen with field lenses to view these beauties. They are very skittish and fly off with the slightest detected movement forward; for once, they stayed.
Continue reading Happiness With A House Finch