Friday, May 22, 2015

Pic Today 5/22/15






PLANTING
SEEDS OF HAPPINESS

Meet Mark Borella,
(good friend, neighbor and entrepreneur)
who hands out smiles
a handful at a time.

His company, Seeds Of Happiness,
makes little smiles out of clay
(hand formed, painted and fired
at his studio in Kirkwood, Missouri).

His "seeds" are sold at hundreds of retail shops
around the world, and passed out
to friends going through hard times,
who need a little smile.

It's a beautiful story.
(Read more at www.seedsofhappiness.com)

His latest project is painting large murals
of smiling faces (of course), 
and donating them to children's hospitals.
(The one above is a 6' x 10' oil painted canvas
soon to be hung at Boston General Children's Hospital.)

The world needs a lot more smiles.
Thank you, Mark.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pic Today 5/21/15



NEW LIFE
FOR A DEAD TREE

Q:  When does a dead tree
        turn into a jungle gym?

A:   When Eli finds it. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Pic Today 5/20/15



HEALTHY IS BEAUTIFUL

Our spring bounty includes
daily harvests of 
kale and Swiss chard.

I never cease to wonder
how healthy is so beautiful.

(It's delicious too,
sautéed in olive oil
with onion & garlic.)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pic Today 5/19/15


PERFECTION IN PINK

Now the national flower of Mexico,
the dahlia is perfection from the
moment it blooms.

Absolute symmetry, with long lasting
flowers from Spring through Summer.

A stunning beauty.


Monday, May 18, 2015

Pic Today 5/18/15



FOXY FLOWERS

There are two flowers 
in the Spring garden
which are very foxy:

Fox Tails
also called the chenille plant,
with its brilliant red fox-like tail,
and

Foxgloves
with their trumpet like blooms,
source of the important drug, digitalis,
an effective treatment for
congestive heart failure.

Two beauties,
and very foxy in their own right.