Source Putting in a lot of effort and trying your best doesn’t mean you will get results. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it your all anyway.


Source   Okra probably originated in West Africa and came to the Americas with the slaves.  Okra pods should be harvested when they are young and tender. If okra is hard to cut with a sharp knife, it’s too tough for cooking. I’m just learning the part about toughness.  I bought some okra at the […]


Source I am learning what grace is Just as God has forgiven me I must forgive others For mistreating me Doing the wrong thing It is not my job to treat others as they have treated me Or how they deserve to be treated God doesn’t treat me how I deserve to be treated I […]

In the kitchen with Nan-Nan

Source I visited my grandmother every summer.  We called her Nan-Nan. Nan-Nan liked to cook and bake and I liked to eat.  Especially sweets. Nan-Nan made lemon meringue pie. This was one of my favorites. I liked the high fluffy meringue and the tart lemon custardy filling.  Nan-Nan also made chocolate cake with chocolate fudge […]


Source Love the images, the perspective, the lighting and the trees. Andrew Newell Wyeth was a visual artist who worked predominantly in a regionalist style.  In his art, Wyeth’s favorite subjects were the land and people around him.  He often noted: “I paint my life.” (from Wikipedia)  


Source There is something surreal about Hopper in a subtle way.  I like this piece.  The dark colors are stylistically interesting to me. Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was most popularly known for his oil paintings.  His spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life. (from […]