Photo of the day

  Gifts of summer: Peaches, green beans and a ghost Around here, we’ve been mellow.  Haven’t gone back yet to my usual schedule–the girls and 20 great things about summer It is nearly ten pm and it is still very hot here in my house.  Summer rituals When I was a tween, my grandmother lived […]

A dahlia for Friday

In HOW TO BAKE A PERFECT LIFE, there is a young girl who falls madly in love with dahlias.   Somehow, I am in love with dahlias, too, and this one is growing in my front yard. It makes me want to go exploring. Photo of the day   Strawberries and diamonds X 2   […]

Strawberries and diamonds X 2

      The whole bed looked like this.              A photo from yesterday morning.   Four days to deadline. Release day! HOW TO BAKE A PERFECT LIFE by Barbara O’Neal Available TODAY in trade paperback from A lovely review from Publisher’s Weekly How to Bake a Perfect Life Barbara O’Neal, Bantam, $15 […]

Tuesday’s Random Beauty

    A Martha Washington geranium that’s blooming in the living room window.  I spent a good hour taking pictures of it.  Very restful.   Photo of the day   A dahlia for Friday In HOW TO BAKE A PERFECT LIFE, there is a young girl who falls madly Strawberries and diamonds X 2     […]

Kitchen Counter Still Life

I came in from walking the dogs and this was on the counter (I moved the spoon in the salt cellar slightly, but it was just sitting there like that). Worth a little side trip to play with all the shadows and light. The geranium broke the other day when I was watering and I […]