Similar to my “A Tale of Two Blue Jays” post, this post is the tale of two pineapple plants. This pineapple plant was shot with my old camera at Powell Gardens. And the pineapple plant image below was taken with my new camera, at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, as I work […]

Things have been a bit rocky in my garden this year.  To make way for a lovely, new fence, the old fence was torn down.  The usually reliable Liquid Fence failed me (probably because of all the rain we’ve had), and the rabbits and deer had a field day.  All of my spring veggies are gone: […]

After my daughter and her friend walked in Omaha Fashion Week in early March, we grabbed breakfast the next morning at Lisa’s Radial Cafe before driving back to Kansas City.  It was amazing! On Today’s Date in the Past: Wordless Wednesday:  Beach in Miami Miami:  Morning Reflection Fallen White Blossom You Might Also Enjoy: Other Food Posts State Line Skyfari   […]

Pomegranates are widely grown throughout the Mediterranean region.  Throughout the streets of Istanbul, there are huge piles of whole pomegranates at cafés and on street carts waiting to be freshly pressed into pomegranate juice or mixed into a martini.  My colleague, Sarah, and I each purchased a glass of pomegranate juice from a vendor between […]

After an all day training session in our Dutch office, we were on to Paris!  We took the high-speed Thalys train from Schiphol to Gare du Nord and arrived at the hotel in the middle of the afternoon.  After a very late lunch, two of my co-workers and I had about an hour of rapidly […]

On Pinterest the other day, I saw a quote that said, “Gardening.  It’s cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes!”  I had to laugh because even just a few minutes pulling weeds or watering the garden is so relaxing to me.  I also find great peace picking blueberries.  Here is a shot from earlier this […]

Last year I added a berry patch to my garden.  The blueberries didn’t survive the intense heat and drought of last summer, but after painstakingly pinching off all of the buds from the strawberries (as is required in the first year) they are producing some amazing fruit this year. This “One Thing, Three Ways” post […]