Monday, May 11, 2009

This, That and The Other

I always look forward to fresh herbs, produce and fresh cut flowers for the house. Since we have a newbie to the household, a 10 month old golden retriever, my gardening techniques have changed. If you remember from a previous post, Beau loves the smell of freshly turned soil and enjoys snapping flower blooms off the stem. He seems to think he is helping me by "fertilizing" the perennial bed!
The window boxes have been planted and are so pretty. I am concerned about the box at the breakfast room window. Just hope Beau doesn't find the plants interesting to him, after all, they are within his reach. It has been a week and a half and so far, so good, the plants are still there.

To combat the problem of the "plant removal" by Beau I have planted annual herbs in pots instead of the herb garden and have done the same with the tomato plants and other veggies. It is so exciting to see them growing and doing well! I sprinkled some seeds in the beds and they are little weaklings right now so we shall see if that make it.
Do you have a favorite herb? I have two favorites, basil and rosemary. They are so pungent and add a lot of flavor to most any dish. Don't you enjoy walking outside to gather herbs for a meal? I love it!

I have planted lots of parsley, basil, cilantro, thyme (oh yea, that's a favorite too!), dill and then some squash, ocra, tomatoes, cucumbers, arugula (favorite green!), eggplant and swiss chard. Yum, yum, just love all the flavor.

Just have to share a little about our photography business. Things are going well! We are exhibiting at a solo show at the local library in Thomasville for the month of May. The response already has been great. Rodney is presenting a slide show of nature work this Tuesday evening. The music that will accompany the slide show was written for us (Autumn Song) by a very good and talented friend, Ray Fredette. Ray has a heart for God and has been blessed with a talent for music.
After our presentation this week I plan to post a link so you can view the slide show, I think you will like it.

In the meantime, check out our blog at to see the latest in photo shoots, workshops and happenings at Autumn Song Photography.
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We are hitting the prime season and wow, it is so much fun meeting so many new people as well as catching up with returning clients. We also have some exciting stuff happening with Black Daffodil Films.
Black Daffodil Films is our daughter's business creating vintage-like movies with Super 8 film and still photography. Lindsey is very talented and the artistry in her work is obvious with the film she has recently released. Check it out at . We also have a post on our site about the marriage of still photography and Super 8 film which is so emotionally charged!

So, I am meeting up my friend Carol this week. I am sure I will learn something new, I always do AND we always have such a good time. I love her heart and her spirit plus she is a born again Christian too. God is so good and I know He reunited us at this time in our lives for a reason and know He has so much more in store for us!

I said this post is about this, that and the other and boy was I right! Sorry for the long post, just had a lot to say and could keep on writing (typing) but I am sure you are ready to move on so I will close now. God Bless!

For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Sorry I did not post a pic of Layla in her newly knitted sun top. Stay tuned, hope to post a pic soon!


  1. yum..that picture of the pasta made my tummy chance, did it have lots of red pepper flakes in it :-)

    I love you....

  2. That window box is lovely! Loved the pics of the herbs too. Hyssop isn't my favorite herb but it's one I've enjoyed lately...the flowers make a sweet really delicate tea. Wow, that music was written for you!?! I noticed how beautiful it was during the presentation! So glad to hear you're planning to post a slideshow. I really wanted to pause and look at many of the photos longer.

  3. love the pics, the pasta looks fabulouse !! and wonderful quote as usual ... do you know I wrote them all down ...

    I do have a preference for persil, chives and basil in that order :)

  4. I have never tried hyssop or persil so will put those on my list to try. I love trying new things. So Carol, how about bringing a sprig or two of hyssop when I see you this week and Sabine pack me a little persil when you come visit!

  5. just googled persil and it is parsley, right? If so, I have lots of "persil" and love to pick it when I am outside just to chew on!