July 17, 2019

Summer Day

What a beautiful day it is. Perfect temperatures, lovely sun and sky.
The blue of the sky was reflected in the big pond so I had to take this photo this afternoon.
This kind of weather is smile producing.
I will be sitting by the water part of the day, organizing the laundry room another part.
What will you be doing today?

July 16, 2019

Tuesday 4 with Toni

Hey friends, Time for Toni's Tuesday 4 Meme...
here it is.
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Dream Time ~ Have You Ever...

1.   Danced At A Ball?
  Yes. Several.     School proms and  a few military balls that were quite formal especially with the men in their dress uniforms.

2.   Flown A Kite?
Yes, as a kid I did . Wasn't all that much fun.

3.   Strolled Hand In Hand Along The Seashore?
Yes. Especially as a teen. 

4.   Sat On A Park Bench People Watching?
Well, watching nature. I rarely watch people. I find it intrusive and I don't like that much.

Thank you  Toni!  Back tomorrow with a post for Wednesday.

July 11, 2019



Weather: Sunny

Thankful Thursday... and what am I thankful for?
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There are several things this week:
1. Lovely violet syrup. It is wonderful on pancakes, muffins, whatever you like.
Here is a recipe for it from a post I did over 10 years ago now.

Recipe for Violet Syrup

You will love this syrup. Its good on cakes, pancakes, in carbonated water, for flavoring.. just about anything.
Violets are one of my favorite flowers.
Here is what you will need:

4 c Violets; freshly picked
-unsprayed (NOT African Violets!!)
2 c -Boiling water
6 c Sugar
1 Lemon; juice of
2 c -Water

Now pick the petals off and place them in a deep bowl. Cover them with the boiling water, weight them down with a heavy plate and keep at room temperature for about 24 hours. Don't uncover them til then, you don't want a draft to touch them.
After that, put the water and petals into a strainer or colander and squeeze the juice through into another bowl or saucepan.
Discard the violets.
Place the sugar, lemon juice and the water into a saucepan and boil down into a thick syrup. Now add the violet infused water and bring to a good hard rolling boil and keep it going for 10 minutes.
Pour it into sterile bottles and let it cool down, then seal the bottles and refrigerate them.
You can serve it on pancakes or over crushed ice or in ice cold soda water.

Caution though: if you have allergies to flowers you might wish to pass this up. Some people do have allergy to violets.
By the way, this recipe works with clean fragrant rose petals and edible carnations too.

 2.  I am thankful for prayer and that God listens, hears and helps.

3. To live in a pretty town by the sea.


Tomorrow is Skywatch Friday..