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Summer deals…

 

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How many pairs did she buy!?

Six…at $2.50 a pair…I got two Brown frames and 4 Black.

I also bought a neat handbag for $7 and a few skeins of Christmas yarn, “Mistletoe.” Now my needles, WIP: newborn baby hats for Christmas. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bursting with color!

Summer salad w Mango

MangoesTiger Lillies

I love the color Orange! These gorgeous blooming Tiger Lillies are everywhere this time of year! I was happy to find these huge and delicious Mangoes on sale this week (at ShopRite).

I’ve added Mango to this simple Summer salad = WINNER!!

Arugula
1/2 a diced Mango
1/2 diced Avocado
Feta cheese
Handful of chopped Walnuts
Dressing of Extra virgin olive oil & Cider vinegar, salt, black pepper & dried dill

Give it a try yourself!

Dance in the rain

BLUE orchid

My appreciation of flowers came from my mom’s passion for plants. She even named me after a flower, Dahlia.

From very young, mom had her hands in our small garden. She wore those cutesy floral cotton garden gloves and enriched the soil with old coffee grounds and egg shells way before composting became popular. She grew the most beautiful Peonies, huge Roses, Dahlias, and Tulips. She put a lot of energy and love into it. Our yard was bursting with colors all Spring & Summer long, year after year. In Fall, I’d kneel beside helping her deadhead the Marigolds after they bloomed…the dried up flower heads would come off with the slightest touch. Every Spring we’d plant each tiny seed knowing how full and beautiful a plant each seed would become.

During this emotionally difficult time for me, as I watch my mom dying from Cancer and her “Season” is coming to a close I am sad. Yet,  I can hear her saying, “This too shall pass”,  “For everything there is a Season”, “Life goes on”… How very true. My heart is heavy and I am even more easily moved to tears but, I am grateful and learning to dance in the rain.

Thank you mom. Thank you God.

 

“For everything their is a Season”

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain”

Yellow flowers for Spring

 

 

Seeking cool

Wednesday in White Plains we have the Farmer’s Market & my first stop is to pick up Watermelon!
WATERMELON

One of my favorite spots in my city is the fountains at Renaissance Park
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And in the evening, as the sun sets, the fountains become the backdrop for an outdoor concert, “Dancing Under the Stars”. The lights and water ‘dance’ along with the music, its beautiful!!
Fountains at Ren Pk 71013

I hope you find ways to stay cool and hydrated this Summer!