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December Bloom

Flower bud

Lightdance, December 16, 2011

I was at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, where they know what they doing,  when I took this photo, but, really, should anything in zone 6 be blooming in December? Judging by the thorn, however, flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa) is probably capable of fending for itself.


Fuller’s Cabbage


Lightdance, November 24, 2011

I will start this cabbage cooking in a little while. It will stink up the whole house as usual. It’s really worst during the first hour or so that it cooks, and then it blends in with all the other aromas. I try to time the cooking so that it smells the worst as everyone arrives, so I can hear all the expressions of horror at the aroma that greets their noses.

Cabbage cooking

I’ve actually never liked this dish, but I take a bite to go along with my musings about whatever ancestor thought this up in the first place, how in the world it became an enduring tradition, and why I continue to cook it on Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving! And, not to be rude, but I don’t want to hear anyone’s memories about the delicious smell of pumpkin bread or pecan dressing baking away in the oven.

A Few Good Men


Lightdance, November 11, 2011

Actually, more than a few, but the pictured Marine is right up there at the top of them! Thanks to our veterans, for their service and the example of honor they set.

Spreading Smiles

Smiling baby

Lightdance, November 7, 2011

The world is in a mess, you say? Fix it with a smile!

Halloween 2011


Lightdance, October 31, 2011

Here’s the motley crew for Halloween, 2011. Fun!

Lighthouse, So. Haven, MI

Lighthouse South Haven MI

Lightdance, October 29, 2011

I’m revisiting my lighthouse photos.  Many of them are old and in need of my improved editing skills, plus, no matter how beautiful fall is, who wouldn’t enjoy returning to Lake Michigan to sit by a lighthouse and bask in a summer sunset?

Red Maple

Red Maple

Lightdance, October 27, 2011

I’m going to frame this photo of the red maple today to take to my DIL for her office. The brand new Five Points Animal Hospital in East Nashville is booking appointments for Tuesday, November 1, 2011! There will be a small open house (the official one will be later in November) Saturday morning for people to stop by to meet the staff and tour the new clinic. Hooray! A hundred hoorays!