Tag: Simple Pleasures

Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty

Still Life: Seashells with Shellac on a Paper Bag.

Mindfulness Musings from Rose of Rose Farmhaus

Mindfulness Musings from Rose of Rose Farmhaus

A peaceful picture of simple pleasures painted with words and images from a friend in Round Top, Texas.

Haiku: Simple Pleasures in the Mountain Air

Haiku: Simple Pleasures in the Mountain Air

A “grateful for nature” haiku from Little House in the Rockies, where absolute peace and tranquility abound.

Each One Unique: A Feathered Still Life

Each One Unique: A Feathered Still Life

Is this little bird thinking what a great day it is to be a bird in the sunshine, in a sanctuary-like environment where the predators wear warning bells and the feeders are always full?

Haiku for Little Boy’s Joy: Touching an Airport Rainbow

Haiku for Little Boy’s Joy: Touching an Airport Rainbow

A little boy embodies the concept of mindfulness and simple pleasures with the rainbow wall at Dulles Airport. Adults, not so much.

Hospitality at Café Louise in Paris

Hospitality at Café Louise in Paris

Café Louise provides a warm-me-up on a super-cold Paris first Sunday after a power walk from the Arch de Triomphe to St. Germain.

A Solo Date with Poirot and Nachos

A Solo Date with Poirot and Nachos

A rare evening alone spawns a special nacho dinner to pair with a Masterpiece Hercule Poirot (by Agatha Christie) story.

It’s the Little Things: A Big Red Hibiscus, a Jar Full of Daisies and Fairy Lights on the Front Porch

It’s the Little Things: A Big Red Hibiscus, a Jar Full of Daisies and Fairy Lights on the Front Porch

The Grill-Meister and I celebrate our 9th anniversary tomorrow; Glover Gardens was “born” on the summer solstice in 2008. I was just looking at pictures  from that wonderful weekend of wedding events and saw a photo of the simple daisies that were the decorations at […]

my days by the water

my days by the water

This rough little poem came spilling out of me as I thought of those halcyon sand-ridden childhood days and so many memories flooded in. Everything seemed so safe, so permanent, so lively-lovely in our tiny town of 600, Gilchrist, Texas.

Postcards from Montmartre

Postcards from Montmartre

Beautiful images from Montmartre in Paris.

Quotable Weekend Outlook

Quotable Weekend Outlook

Best sentence I heard all day,  maybe even all week, from a peer at another company, one of the funniest and liveliest people I know: I’m going to be all patios and tacos this weekend. She’s got the right idea – let the weekend begin!

The Juicer for Me, for You, for Ritas

The Juicer for Me, for You, for Ritas

This vintage Krups juicer is the go-to for getting every last drop of citrus juice. It has powered many a margarita.

Still Life:  Sunshine on Breakfast

Still Life: Sunshine on Breakfast

No story, no haiku, no poignant memories, just a photo this time of a peaceful and sunlit breakfast at the Houstonian Hotel.

Glover Gardens Radishes with Pesto-Butter and Coarse Sea Salt

Glover Gardens Radishes with Pesto-Butter and Coarse Sea Salt

Radishes with pesto-butter and sea salt are a garlicky-good appetizer.

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 […]

A Weeknight Dinner Party Lifts My Spirits

A Weeknight Dinner Party Lifts My Spirits

As I visit my Dad in the hospital each day, I realize how much I take the simple things in life for granted. Like this weeknight dinner party.


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