This may be more than any of you care to see of me
but I would like another set of eyes,
could you tell me which of the two photos you prefer?
The warm green above
or the cool grey below?
Why am I asking you this? I'll tell you...
My friend Joe Valentine of Juniper Hill Farm recently expanded his business into portrait photography, adding to his already incredible portfolio of garden photography. I was lucky enough to sit for a photo shoot with him and have so many great shots that I am having a hard time picking just one! My family has their favorites, I have mine and my friends another. Which do you prefer?
If you live locally and would like to consider a studio
portrait, you can see Joe's wonderful photos HERE.
While you are there, see if you can spot two
Back at the Farm....
I love this photo of the ladies from our Tahilla Gathering last month. That's me in the center, holding a wild turkey feather with blue hand weights at my feet. I have been busy working on the ins and outs of setting up a retreat based business. The details are endless but getting it right is very important to me. Mr. H had a very clever idea as we discussed what to call it. In the spirit of sisterhood, simply... "Tahilla Gatherings". Has a bit of the "Irish" about it..I love that.
|Ladies of the Tahilla Gathering|
Ok..yes, I know what you are going to say,
I am looking a bit "Martha" in this photo.
The giveawayis the plastic bag to the left.
Martha would just say no!
|In the kitchen...Tahilla Gathering|
The wounded warrior
Many of you have been asking after one of the many ailments I seem to be sporting these days. I am happy to report, after my visit with the Orthopedic specialist today, I am on the mend. I have a great physio and am working hard. Thank you for your concern, very kind. :))
Spring Shopping...the things I have loved this month
I received My MAY Stylish French Box this week and it was sensational. I am keeping it under wraps until everyone receives there's...the next one will be posted in August, if you are interested, read HERE.
Some of you took advantage of the discount on the cashmere travelwraps from The Travelwrap Company that I posted last month. I hope they arrived and you are enjoying them as much as I am. I just read that there is a 15% discount on offer for all shades of summer blues. The offer ends on midnight May 27th, you can have a look HERE. Enter BLUE15 at check out.
I was in NYC recently and picked up a great pair of Vince shoes at Bergdorf's (beige) and found another pair on sale at Bloomingdales (navy). They are super comfy, perfect for city walking, and I like that they are more stylish than my usual hiking boots and gardening shoes.
I updated my make-up last month and am very happy with it all but I am especially in love with this ultra skinny fine liner eye pencil from Marc Jacobs. I snapped up a few more colors when I was in NYC. You basically can't screw up applying it...it's that good!
I am very excited to see Vicki Archer's new business venture, The Emporium. She just launched it and I know she will take it from strength to strength. I just missed out on a bracelet...I have to remember to act quickly next time. You can check it The Emporium HERE
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Probably not difficult to figure out what I will be doing this weekend.
Bit of gardening, walking, cooking, writing
and reading in a hammock
Just the way I like it.
In the meantime, a few books you might like.
I finished listening to The Lakehouse by Kate Morton.
Kate weaves a good tale. I read The Clockmaker's Daughter
a few months ago and was equally intrigued.
I also completed Save Me The Plums by Ruth Reichl.
If you remember the days of Gourmet Magazine and
want to know "the scoop". I recommend it. A good
weekend read...especially to cook by.
I am still reading Richard Power's The Overstory.
Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction,
it's a must read for me.
I love all stories around trees.
I am taking it slowly and enjoying it as I go.
I am also revisiting two books I read years ago
and consider my all time favorite travel memoirs.
by Alice Steinbach.
Ms. Steinbach won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize
for Feature Writing.
Perfect books to read in a hammock.
Wishing you a Happy Weekend wherever you are in the world.
Thank you for taking the time to read with me.
Love when you do!
Don't forget to let me know which photo you prefer,
warm green or cool grey?
Write to me.. firstname.lastname@example.org