Blessed to just be


“Have you been to Hapeville lately?”

When a change in plans altered the day.  I texted my friends.  “Have you been to Hapeville lately?”  With the addition of Porsche, there’s a lot of delightful art, and delicious food happening in little historic Hapeville, GA! 

See how many butterflies can you find on your visit!

And of course all that hunting makes you hungry! 

In the Garden of life 

While Buddy and I tended our gardens, I remembered something my husband said,

“It looks kind of haphazard, but it works.”


And I got thinking, events in time may feel or appear haphazardly “planted” or possibly come in unwanted combinations…

Really though, could something so full of life be so random?

Nah…The plan is just not yours.

Thank you God for the seemingly random nature of life, still so full of lush possibility and moments of sense-filling beauty. To You it all makes perfect sense, please help me to see that that’s enough. 

And Buddy, it’s enough for him.


A Moment of Peace

For a break to be effective it doesn’t have to last for days, could be a few hours away.  You just have to let go of everything else you’re letting into your head.  Took the new camera out for a spin after evening Mass and went up to Dahlonega, GA and let everything else fall away and just be, me, myself and the camera…Well and the Budster 😉




So full of joy at the prospect of a new day!  

  And some wet morning lawn 😉 

He is a blessing and a gift from God.  

This dog teaches me so much about how to enjoy life in all its small moments of wonderfulness! 


Falafel, what a happy food! 

Little balls of chickpea deliciousness with luscious tahini sauce…Wow! First time even tasting it, let alone making it.  Was fun to make and to eat!  My husband said I hit it out of the park!  Who knew I could falafel?!?

Followed the recipes of Tori Avey – simple, effective culinary brilliance! 

Used peanut oil so they would be crunchy. 

Made the tahini sauce from scratch too! 

Didn’t have time to make GF flat bread so served on open faced toasted UDI’s hotdog buns. 

But I think the part I liked best was sharing this new experience with him.  Trying new things together just never gets old, and we keep it funky fresh 😉 


Garden Inspirations

They make me want to write a little story. 


Last But Never Least

Fritz! He is always so intrigued with the camera. As soon as I try to get in for the closeup it’s a fuzzy Fritz up 🙂 




More Fall Color!

 With a touch of seasonal whimsy… 🙂 

What made you smile today?



Little Urban Oasis series – Abundance! 

 I was taken by the cool breeze, crisp, gentle sunlight touching everything, the pots briming over with color and abundance of life from the summer rains.  What a gorgeous fall morning!