I just wanted to share with you one of my newest additions to my flower garden – Nasturtiums. These flowers are low maintenance annuals that  come in a variety of colors  (bright orange, yellow, red) and foliage  (variegated and non-variegated).  Check them out at your local nursery!



Photos to start the work week 4/23

Today I saw a Brown Thrasher and an Eastern Towhee poking around in my lawn. They’re always a treat to see. Enjoy!

Eastern Towhee

Brown Thrasher

Wearing Birds: 1900s Fashion

In the early 1900s it was quite fashionable to wear feathered hats. Formal social events were even said to be  like aviaries due to the number of women wearing bird trimmed hats. Then in 1918 the Migratory Bird Treaty Act was passed between Canada and the United States making it illegal to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill or sell migratory birds. This act grants full protection to any bird parts including feathers, eggs and nests. Over 800 species are currently on the list. Many other  protective measures have been in acted since the early 1900s including the most notable Endangered Species Act of 1973 which protects all plant, mammal, reptile, bird and amphibians species who are on the verge of extinction.

A refreshing taste!

A couple of days ago I decided to stop in to the local health food store, and picked up a few items that our local grocery never seems to carry (Quinoa). Amidst my shopping I  ran across this delightful bottled drink called Rose Lemonade. Being fond of its name, advertised lemonade flavor, and cap I decided to add it to my basket of purchases. Upon  my return home I decide to indulge in trying this newly found beverage. I poured it over a glass of ice, and took a drink… Wow how refreshing! It is a carbonated lemonade with  a hint of ginger and rose. Not to overpowering in flavor, just right.  If you find this at your local health food store give it a try! It won’t disappoint.

Photo by Jen McCabe