Sunday, May 3, 2015

for the weekend



I apologize for the lateness of my weekend post... in addition to there being much going on with the Maple Festival this weekend; there have been other family matters... difficult and awful... and sad.
None of which I can go into. But, suffice it to say that these past few weeks have been rough on many levels.... and more so these past couple of days.

Life is hard. More so for some... and tragically so.
I am still trying to process it all... but when you think about the idea that all we really have to do in this life is love and support each other.... and take good stewardship of the things we are given... it all seems so pointless and unnecessary.    

But, it's the weekend; or what's left to it.... so I've got some links to share with you all:

*the flowers featured in the photos for today's post are called chinodoxa; or Glory-in-the-Snow. It is one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring; alongside snowdrops and crocus and such. You can read about it here .... and here.
*a great idea to buy
*how to make kombucha tea (I wrote about this awhile ago, but found this video as well).
*problems in the forests of England 
*words from Thich Nhat Hahn
*cool photography & history stuff
*some thoughts on art
*wow. Just wow.
*a cool site
*some links to blogs on my reading list
-Gardening and Gardens  
-Steph Parke 
-April Pizana
-Mud Puddle Madonna
-Amanda Thomas
-Deborah Gwinn
-Eduardo Cervantes