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E is for…

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For  the letter “E” … I (Sincerely, Emily) will celebrating Elder – Herb of the Year for 2013 (Herb of the Year is decided by the International Herb Society)

Elder in Bloom

Elder in Bloom

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D is for…

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D is for…

Double yellow squash - double good!

Double yellow squash – double good!

If I can get my act together, I (Sincerely, Emily) will post most D-things this coming Thursday. This week I completely missed Thursday… somehow.

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C is for…

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The big C that pops into my (Sincerely, Emily) mind is Cat! But since I highlighted my love for black cats last Sunday, I thought I would move onto other C-things.

C is for…

Making hand cream

Making hand cream

I plan to chat about more C-things this coming Thursday.

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When you think of the letter “C”, what pops into your mind?

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B is for…

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One of my (Sincerely, Emily) favorite “B’s” is Black cat!

Star 2004

Star 2004

B is for… Blooms

Texas Native - Native Lantana

Texas Native – Native Lantana

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B is for baking and best friends.

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A is for…

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Well, apple, of course. Here’s my (Alexandra) recipe for a quick and delicious breakfast, with a pertinent post from the archives. The picture is from my late lamented wild apple tree, cultivar unknown, victim of blight.

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And also, Alexandra. (Yes I cut my own bangs. Also the bangs of every doll I owned. There are ALL crooked.)

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Yes, A is for Apple. I Sincerely, Emily, think we must have all had the same cardboard alphabet books when we were growing up!)

A is also for …The Natural Gardener - Austin, TXArt

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What is A for in your part of the world?

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High school reunions, homecoming, Veterans Day. A time to honor the past, and our lost ones.

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Last week I (Alexandra), attended my high school reunion. Since it was a weekend for remembering, I finished the trip at the beautiful graveyard near the house where I grew up. Some people had many remembering them, but some were waiting for me to acknowledge with a pebble that the departed ones are worth remembering, even by strangers.

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I (Sincerely, Emily) am remembering my Dad. He would have been 83 this past week.

Dad

Dad

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This week, we’re inspired by the leaders of natural and local, be it gardens or food.

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This week I (Sincerely, Emily) arranged a field trip for the local garden club that I am in. We went to The Natural Gardener in Austin, TX owned by John Dromgoole (has been doing an organic radio show for 30 years.) The nursery was wonderful and celebrates 30 years this year. Then we headed to lunch at a local restaurant called Jack Allen’s Kitchen. They work with local farmers to use local and seasonal food in some of the dishes.

Pumpkin Seed Pesto Marinated Chicken Breast, Portobello mushroom stuffed with artichoke gratin and goat cheese drizzle

Pumpkin Seed Pesto Marinated Chicken Breast, Portobello mushroom stuffed with artichoke gratin and goat cheese drizzle

It was a great day. Local Nursery. Local Restaurant (serving some local food!) Good Friends.

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As local as it gets. The last tomato harvest.

Green peppers

October harvest

What have you been up to this week?

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“Twelve o’clock! It is the natural centre, key-stone, and very heart of the day.” –Herman Melville

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I’m (Alexandra) a morning person. By the time noon comes ’round, I’m pretty much done for the day.
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Noon…. hmmmm. Some days, I (Sincerely, Emily) feel like I am just getting into the groove of the day. Noon…. Probably (finally) just say down to eat something. Noon…. with my erratic sleeping and resting schedule over the past 9 months, it might be time for a nap.

Tiger Tail - March 2008 - Palm Springs, CA

Tiger Tail – March 2008 – Palm Springs, CA

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What are you up to at Noon?

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The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.  ~Jean Kerr, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, 1957

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I (Alexandra) actually love the morning. If I’m not up by 7 I feel like I’ve lost the best part of the day.

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I (Sincerely, Emily) enjoy being outside in the morning. Things just seem a bit more quiet and tranquil at that time of day (and also a lot cooler which makes it more enjoyable if I am working out there!)

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What do you love about morning?

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“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”  -Mother Theresa

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Time is the wait: for the baby to be born, for the bean to sprout, for the bread to rise, for the day to end. (Alexandra)

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listening to nora

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Time is a funny thing, although it isn’t really a “thing” is it? This year, I (Sincerely, Emily) have spent a lot of time waiting, a little time doing, yet still creating more memories. Time can pass quickly and it can come to a screeching halt. Time to relax!

Time to relax

Time to relax

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