Tuesday, June 5, 2018

If Wishes Were Horses...

It's no secret that I have been a horse fanatic since about the age of two.
I don't know where the passion comes from, or how it is handed down, because neither of my parents had a particular drive. My dad likes to ride, on occasion, but it's a thing that he does as the opportunity presents itself, not because he just can't help it. My mom didn't really like horses, but she was willing to feed them, and my passion, all the years that I was growing up.

I rode all the years that I lived in Washington state, from the time I was 9 until we moved to Maryland in 1996. I had to sell my colt, Luke, a youngster that I had raised and trained myself, and who came along after I had lost my beloved Dude to a thief.
Those two episodes were extremely traumatic, and when we moved I pretty much swore off falling in love again. I have a wonderful husband and we had two girls and three boys to raise. I was super busy and the expense of riding here has been prohibitive.

Of the five kids, only Nina has carried on my passion for horses, but she is passing it on to Lilly, and I am so happy to see that it is alive and well in her little heart.
She is riding at a very nice farm and is getting involved with 4-H and a wholesome lifestyle. She is out the door and up to the farm most afternoons when the weather is good, and I am excited to be accompanying her when I can.

I think that I can even see a day when I could fall in love again....

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Of Storms and Saints

It's been a very tumultuous week in our area weather-wise, for the past few days.
Lots of thunderstorms and now so much rain....
Last night the clouds were amazing!

And the plants are growing well, almost as fast as the weeds!

Today we headed down to DC to visit the National Shrine to St John Paul II, and make a pilgrimage.
It was also the feast of St Brendan, so it was even more special for Brendan!
I wasn't allowed to take any pictures at the shrine, but we went up the road to the Basilica and I couldn't resist taking some there.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May Flowers, And Other Spring Things

The Weeping Cherry in all It's Glory

New Flowers in the Planter

...And in the box.

Lilly's Spring Concert!

Morning on the Deck.

Ready for Planting

Baby Flowers 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

March in Maryland!

What a difference a week makes!
Weeping Cherry 3/21

Backyard View


And today...3/29

A Walk in the Park

Can I come out now?

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

February is Almost Gone...

And the weather is pulling us outside!

We were downtown today and I couldn't resist a couple of pictures.

The Lighthouse, of course, because a beautiful day down there is perfection, and the Keepers House, which looked so nice in the bright sunshine.

I am looking forward to walks to town again!

Harford County Eats- Georgia's Take Out

Tim and I have decided to start trying out new places to eat around Harford County.
We really pretty much go to all the same places whenever we eat out, and we thought it would be fun to start exploring places that we have never tried before.
I was hoping to find an alphabetical list somewhere, but I can't find one online.
We have tried almost every eatery in Havre de Grace, so we stepped over to Aberdeen to a little shop parked next to a surgical center. I had heard about this place from my friend, Celeste, but we hadn't tried it yet.
Holy Cow.
The place has zero atmosphere, and some truly amazing food.

Georgia makes her own soups, every day, from scratch.
The gentleman at the counter, her husband I imagine, offered me samples of today's special soups. A black bean and pasta, Lasagne, and Sweet Potato and Corn.

The Sweet Potato soup was so good!! I bought a bowl to bring home.
The menu is huge, but most of it is just American. Burgers, chicken fingers, fries, wraps and salads.
Down in one corner is a section offering authentic Greek food.
The Lamb Gyro. Oh Yes. 100% lamb slices, with all the fresh fixings that you find on a regular Gyro.
It was so good!!
We are glad that we started with Georgia's.
She's a little Greek treasure.