Tag: summer

Summer of Cedar

It’s only my personal opinion, but cedar trees are not the most beautiful of trees… My husband-with-a-memory-bank-that-never-runs-out is stashed with all kinds of treasure.  He has been trying to teach me to recognize different types of trees for a long time, but is especially persistent on this adventure to the lake.  It is just beyond…

The Battle of 2014

“In the ancient world, a city without walls was helpless before it’s enemies… to have it’s walls complete was evidence of divine favor and meant that the inhabitants could carry on life with a measure of security.”  HCSB Study Bible, Introduction to Nehemiah In the modern world, very few cities look to walls of brick…

Weekly Writing Challenge: Lists

Yep. I’m a list maker. There’s just something about crossing something off a list that inspires me to do whatever it takes to completely eradicate whatever it is that’s ON that list! It’s kind of a love/hate relationship, isn’t it? 1. We love making a list. 2. We hate that the list is so long. 3. We love…

What To Do With All That Zucchini…?

Thanks to my daughter-in-law’s sweet grandfather (who is 86 years old and keeps a GIANT garden!), I inherited this GYNORMOUS ZUCCHINI!  It measured a whopping 16 inches tall, and was about 6 inches across!  I happen to love fresh garden vegetables, and zucchini is one of those that I typically prefer just steamed or stir-fried,…

To the Mountains!

Spending time in the mountains can be a dream come true for those of us that live in the flat-lands.  (I’ve only ever lived in Illinois and Texas)  I can vividly remember seeing the mountains for the very first time.  I was an adult, and it was a ski trip to  Colorado Springs, CO.  I actually…

Homemade Peach Cobbler…YUMMM!

Summertime is here and so are the PEACHES!!  There’s nothing like fresh peaches, and a local favorite is ECKERT’S FAMILY FARM.  From peaches in the summer to pumpkins in the fall, Eckert’s provides us with the best of every harvest. I actually prefer pie over cake any day, so when fruit is in season, I head to…