When my nieces were younger, they used to love to play hide and seek. As a doting aunt, I frequently spent time with them playing their favorite games. To this day, I can vividly remember them saying, “Let’s play seek and find, Aunt Penny.” With Halloween quickly approaching, and the little ghosts and goblins set … More Seek and Find
“Jack Frost was in the garden, I saw him there at dawn. He was dancing round the bushes and prancing on the lawn.” -John P. Smeeton After a cold, crisp October night that heralded temperatures into the upper 30’s, (without frost, so far 🙂 I decided it might be a good time to share tips … More Are You Ready for Winter?
Many, many songs, poems, books, magazine articles, blogs and movies have been written about the power of love. Until you allow this feeling into your life you never really understand what all the fuss is about. Recently, I have been reminded of the importance (and necessity) of doing just that. Love comes in many forms … More The Power of Love
“It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth–and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up– that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.” -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross As the temperatures start to … More Our Changing Times…
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day…” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Those of you who have been following my blog or attending workshops (at our herb shop) for any length of time know that I truly believe in the value of … More Food For the Body and Soul
Have you ever watched a 2-year old who was trying to accomplish a task that had never been done before? Or watched a small kitten try and try to fit inside of a container that wasn’t quite within reach? If so, you have witnessed one of Mother Nature’s greatest gifts…the gift of pure old fashioned … More Nature’s Wonders
” America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S. Truman In honor of our nation’s 240th birthday, I wanted to dedicate this blog to some of the traditions and virtues from the past and present, all of … More Happy Birthday, America!!
The memory of the 21-gun salute by local military personnel at my Dad’s funeral in 1968 still chills me to the bone. I vividly remember standing beneath the attending adults as a (just turned) 5-year old wondering what was going on. Our beloved Dad had died unexpectedly at 34, while on a business trip to … More A Father’s Legacy…
Did you know that herbs have been used (and depended upon) for centuries for flavor, health and home sanitation? Our ancestors utilized a ‘kitchen garden’ of herbs outside their door for adding flavor to their basic menus and knew the value of herbs for keeping their family and home healthy. Why not discover how to unlock … More 2017 Summer Workshop Schedule-The Usefulness of Herbs
“POPPPCORNN!” I can still hear him hollering my new name like it was yesterday. It was the early 1990’s and I was working at Modern Care Convalescent Facility as Social Services Director. Every other Saturday, I assisted the Activity staff by playing a movie and passing out popcorn to the residents. This particular Saturday afternoon, … More A Modern ‘Family’ that Cared