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View du Jour. May 28 2016

May is a beautiful time in this part of Virginia. The weather is often very pleasant and the garden is in great shape. Here is a shot of the blooms on one of our rose bushes. This one is a hybrid, very common and blooms until it gets a good freeze.  It has a little fragrance […]

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View du Jour. November 17 2016

More leaves! This morning I went into our back yard to enjoy the weather and the light. Took several photos. This is the one I selected for the View du Jour. I think it treats the variety of colors and textures nicely.

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View du Jour – November 15, 2016

Soon after waking up this morning I thought it would be a good day to take pictures from our deck.  But the weather soon turned cloudy and very damp.  That didn’t deter me from taking several photos from and of our deck. The composition was almost automatic. The leaves  on our beech tree were beautiful […]

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Trip to Barcelona 2016

Early this past summer Iceland Air had a sale on flights to select cities. There were some good deals for travel in the Fall. We had only three days to decide since I had heard about the sale at the end its time period of availability. We picked out some dates and I wrote to Oliver and […]

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Trip to Valencia 2016

In October 2016 we visited Barcelona, Spain. Oliver, Karl and Eun-Ha joined us for a few days there. On the day they left, October 28 we took a  train to Valencia and spent 3 nights there. Valencia is a beautiful city. It has a  large green space created from a riverbed. That space is filled with trails, […]

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Lemon-Garlic Roast Salmon on New Potatoes

I should have included this recipe in webliminalblog long ago. Went looking for the recipe tonight. Made it and it was, always, delicious. Used any sort of white potatoes, not just new potatoes. I’ve modified the recipe to reflect what we did tonight. Lemon-Garlic Roast Salmon on New Potatoes Copyright 2007 Lynne Rossetto Kasper. All Rights […]

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Katydid on Basil

Most days I spend some time in the morning checking on the plants and vegetables in our  garden. Seeing what is doing well, what needs attention, what might be ready to harvest, pick or cut,  and occasionally taking some pictures. The light is usually very good between 7 and 8 AM. The sun is rising and […]

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Suicide Survivors Support Groups

Suicide survivors support groups. MHAF facilitates several support groups. One is titled SOS Survivors of Suicide. As part of a marketing effort to publicize this group I’ve been looking at similar groups and related articles on the Web. Alliance of Hope The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors provides healing support for people coping with the […]

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Notes from VABF conference January 29 – 30

Lynn and I attended the Virginia Biological Farming, VABF.org,  conference at the 4-H Center at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.  The image below is taken at sunrise from the front door of our motel room. The motel, Westlake Waterfront Inn,  was located on a small peninsula into a finger of the lake. Many of the people […]

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Brief Review. Liberty or Death: A Thea Kozak Mystery by Kate Flora

Liberty or Death: A Thea Kozak Mystery by Kate Flora Another or Flora’s books that feature Thea Kozak a competent business woman who is put in a difficult situation – the kidnapping of her groom on her wedding day – and who rises tot he situation to triumph (of course). The story involves right-wing militia […]

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