Category: Summer

Why Barbecue on July 4?

Why Barbecue on July 4?

Pondering a plethora of great grilling options to properly celebrate Independence Day.

Haiku: Summer Reminiscence

Haiku: Summer Reminiscence

Summer memories and haiku.

Peacefulness and Chipmunk Portraits

Peacefulness and Chipmunk Portraits

Chipmunks posing in Park County, CO make for peaceful pictures.

Mountain Sunset Haiku and “Enviation”

Mountain Sunset Haiku and “Enviation”

I’d like to be on that porch at Little House in the Rockies, looking at that sunset, feeling the mountain air, shivering just a little.

A Fire in the Fireplace in the Middle of Summer, a Haiku, and Wildflowers

A Fire in the Fireplace in the Middle of Summer, a Haiku, and Wildflowers

A change of scenery brings mountain wildflowers, a fire in the fireplace and a haiku about the mesmerizing nature of flames.

The Jazzy Sounds of Summer at Glover Gardens

The Jazzy Sounds of Summer at Glover Gardens

The summer months bring a welcome flurry of jazzy sounds to Glover Gardens. Here’s the newest recording from a couple of musical millennials with very bright futures, Thomas Wenglinski and Joel White.

Digital Postcard: Glover Gardens Hibiscus

Digital Postcard: Glover Gardens Hibiscus

I love hibiscus! Here are a few of my favorite Glover Gardens hibiscus pics, a late-summer garden digital postcard.

Cool Off in the Hot Summer with Salmon Louie Salad

Cool Off in the Hot Summer with Salmon Louie Salad

This salmon-based version of the traditional Crab Louie is a cool but surprisingly hearty summer salad.

haiku: hungry hummingbird

haiku: hungry hummingbird

Haiku and photo honoring a hungry hummingbird in the cool Colorado August.

My Room with a View: Nautical Twilight in Aberdeen

My Room with a View: Nautical Twilight in Aberdeen

Nighttime photos of the ever-changing but never-dark sky in the Scottish summertime.

Margaritas, Perfected Over Time by the Raconteur

Margaritas, Perfected Over Time by the Raconteur

Unique & delightful margarita recipe from a true raconteur, more tart than sweet and all good.

A Memorial Day Menu from Glover Gardens

A Memorial Day Menu from Glover Gardens

Tried and true recipes – barbecue and sides, what else? – that are just right for the Memorial Day table.

Tom’s Spicy Tomato Juice

Tom’s Spicy Tomato Juice

Spicy homemade tomato juice is easy to make and good for you! Just add vodka for the perfect Bloody Mary.

Simple Pleasures: Fruit by the Pool

Simple Pleasures: Fruit by the Pool

Summer stayed with us well into September this year, releasing its stranglehold just this last week and enabling an enjoyable evening of wine and fruit by the pool here at Glover Gardens.  The hibiscus and roses are still blooming, but the leaves have begun to […]

Grilled Tuna Burgers for Two

Grilled Tuna Burgers for Two

We’re empty-nesters here at Glover Gardens, so I’m trying to pare down the amounts when I cook. It’s easier with some recipes than others. These delicious tuna burgers are simple to make for two, or four, or more. Just increase the recipe.

Haiku: Christie’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

Haiku: Christie’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

My neighbor is a smart and funny Southern woman, a successful writer of romantic and teen fiction, a devoted wife, mother and friend, and a wonderful hostess.  She also makes the best pound cake I’ve ever eaten. Christie recently served her homemade sour cream pound cake at […]


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