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#WeekendCoffeeShare Spring Training Edition

March 18, 2017 17 Comments

If we were having coffee this weekend I would show you my new favorite item, which is parked just inside my front door. It is my new Power Plate Personal vibration platform. I had purchased a cheap knock of version of this equipment and become very addicted to using it. The knock off completely died electronically after two month’s use. I am always bragging that I am thrifty but not cheap. In this case I proved myself wrong by purchasing an inferior product while trying to “save” money. Imagine my ire when I looked it up on Amazon and found out they are no longer even selling the thing. I left a horrible review, then went on to read many other horrific reviews of the many cheap knock off brands. I reached the conclusion that I needed to invest in a Power Plate to make the most of my dollar expenditure. Amazon delivered, as usual, and sold me a 5 year warrantee on parts and labor that makes me feel secure that I have made a good decision this time about my purchase. My new equipment is far superior to the trashy thing I bought, and comes with a free month of video training.  This is the spring training I had in mind.  I learned my lesson about Chinese knock off merch.

If you were hanging out here today, perhaps trying the Power Plate, just for fun, you would be seriously treated to major aromatherapy. The pink jasmine in front is in full bloom, along with the white Lady Banksia rose. The jasmine scent is intoxicating, and will soon be followed by two other varieties of jasmine. In the back yard my lemon tree is blooming and setting fruit profusely this year. Last year I had a crop of zero lemons, which saddened me greatly. It looks like a bumper crop this year. The bees are very busy pollinating the flowers.  Please sit back and enjoy some iced tea, pink grapefruit juice, or freshly squeezed tomato juice.  I processed fresh tomatoes all week, and still have almost a full case, so this morning we are making a big brunch with fresh tomato juice.  Please stay for brunch, which will feature very fresh eggs from my neighbor’s pampered chickens.

If we were having coffee (juice or iced tea) this weekend I would extend my sympathy to those of you who suffered severe snow storm, Stella.  I loved snow as a child growing up in Pittsburgh, and as a serious downhill skier in middle age, but have no use for it today.  I don’t know how to drive in it, and probably could no longer construct a decent snow fort if challenged to a snowball fight.  Winter weather does seem rather perfect for writers, in a way.  Stuck indoors, perhaps with winds howling past the door, and perilous conditions on the nearest waterway, a creative person could come up with some imaginative stories.  I read some really good ones this week on Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo #writephoto blog. My own little fiction story took a hellish, dark, underworld turn, once again surprising me with the disturbing sinister tales my fiction muse creates.  I think maybe I need to listen to Homer’s Odyssey to get into this whole journey into darkness and then home again theme.  I found it free on Amazon and will add it when Alexa finishes reading my next book.  I never hurts to review the classics.

Pray tell, gentle reader, what have you been reading and writing? This movable coffee, tea, juice, and story smorgasbord meets each weekend at Nerd on the Brain’s blog.  Please join us here to contribute, to comment, or enjoy the literary and imaginary international gourmet feast.

#WeekendCoffeeShare

#WeekendCoffeeShare

Monsoon Color

July 28, 2013 6 Comments

The desert when it rains is a magical place full of excitement and drama. All of a sudden the sky opens; great thunder and roaring winds announce monsoon season. Color explodes while plants express gratitude for the long cool drink.  We enjoy the vibrant blooming while it lasts, and pray for more rain.

Magnolia Madness

April 28, 2013 5 Comments

I found that no matter how you shoot them, pink magnolias look good.  I am attracted to them like a bee to nectar..just love them.  Hope they will brighten your day as they do mine.

Drinking Color, Tasting Light

April 14, 2013

Taste with your eyes, smell with your feet.

Take in the story with all our might

While there is color, while there is light.

Dreamtime reorders sensuality

In living color.

Flower Poem

April 11, 2013 8 Comments

poppy

poppy

bee on orange blossom

bee on orange blossom

white orchid spray

white orchid spray

foxglove snapdragon

foxglove snapdragon

orchids

orchids

fairy duster

fairy duster

Yucca

Yucca

rose Virgin of Guadalupe

rose Virgin of Guadalupe

rosebud

rosebud

penstemon

penstemon

Life blooms before our eyes daily.

The colors saturate the background of our set.

Our bodies also color the landscape, and change it.

We paint our story in a range of colors we have learned from nature.

Flowers speak volumes, directly to our emotions.

Botanical Break

March 21, 2013 2 Comments

A trip to the botanical garden refreshes the spirit and gives a natural buzz to the day. I love to visit the butterfly house to see what they are doing.  Today the orchids made me very happy.

Holiday Botanical Cheer

December 4, 2012 4 Comments

holidays in bloom

holidays in bloom

tree in conservatory

tree in conservatory

season blooming

season blooming

holiday color

holiday color

art glass in conservatory

art glass in conservatory

gingerbread house

gingerbread house

oh tannenbaum

oh tanenbaum

These are a few of my favorite shots from my visit to Phipps Conservatory last year at this time.  I wish you a festive and well designed season.

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