Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Bustling Basil


Basil is definitely not one of my favorite herbs to use in cooking. 

It has too strong a flavor for my taste-buds.

However, I like tiny bits of it sprinkled on fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. 

Add a few drops of  olive oil and salt and those combined ingredients make a delicious salad.

A basil plant purchased at the supermarket for $1.79 now perks up a kitchen windowsill.



She's full and lovely.

Nearby is a tall, stately avocado, planted from a pit by my very own granddaughter!

Seeing green plants growing on the windowsill makes me happy.

It would be so nice if they would live through the winter.


WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO MAKE WITH BASIL?

Monday, August 13, 2018

A Seaside Village in Massachusetts


The seaside village of Rockport, Massachusetts, bustles with tourists in the summer.

One wonders what it might be like there when old man winter rears his frosty head.


Shops, restaurants, and, best of all, seaside views make this a truly lovely spot to visit in the warmer seasons.


It was a delight to walk up the slight hill along Bearskin Neck. 


At the top, ocean views on three sides are quite breathtaking, especially at sunset.



It was mesmerizing to just sit on one of the benches and look out over the water as the sun dipped lower and lower into the golden horizon.  


Mother Nature in a place like Rockport definitely calms the nerves and makes lovely memories to think about when winter comes once again.


WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY OF SPENDING TIME OUTDOORS IN THE SUMMER?

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Gentleness and Grace


It is important to treat people with gentleness and grace.

One person, in particular, needs both-----you.

When was the last time you were gentle with yourself?


When was the last time you gave yourself a compliment?

We are so quick to chastise ourselves but it's important to celebrate ourselves, too.

Each and every moment of life is precious. YOU are very precious, too.

In all you do today, and in all the people you come in contact with, be gentle and treat them gracefully, especially yourself!

Celebrate this day in whatever way you choose.  Celebrate you.  

SHARE ONE THING YOU CAN DO TODAY TO CELEBRATE YOURSELF.




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