Saturday, April 9, 2011

plants, please

flowers are so beautiful. i just spent a week with a friend who was hospitalized and her many, caring friends sent vases and baskets of flowers. the room was overflowing with color.

but the smell was also overwhelming. it reminded me of a funeral. or a mortuary. it is just my humble opinion, but i prefer plants, flowering or not. i like the smell of soil and the witnessing of the various stages a live plant goes through.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


i took this photo out the window of a hospital where my good friend was battling a bad infection last month. on sunday one of my husband's co-workers died of a heart attack at age 44.

we forget that life is precarious and oh so precious and fleeting. that forgetting is a good and a not so good thing. is it better to live as if you were dying or live as if you will never die?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

lemon-y happiness

one of the wonderful things about living in the southwest is the citrus! it seems as though there are months and months in which the trees are adorned with these gorgeous fruits - yellows and oranges against the greenest of green.

my husband made lemon pound cake last weekend, using a martha stuart recipe.

it was so delicious - to smell while it was baking and to eat when it was cooled.

such a yummy treat for all the senses.