Sunday, July 22, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

In My Studio-Rose Painting

After a lengthy period of time, I finally finished this painting of a dear friend's rose.
Unfortunately, I cannot remember the name of the rose.

It is done on watercolor paper with acrylic paints.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Quailcrest Herb Farm

This is Quailcrest Herb Farm from the outside. It is a wonderful place in Wooster, Ohio. They have extensive herb gardens on the property. The first picture is of the house as you enter the property. It is where the owners live. The second building is the Tracy Barn, you can reserve it for special events.. The third picture is the entrance to the greenhouse. They have plants for sale outside too. If you are in a wheelchair or walker you will be able to get in the greenhouse through the walkway above. It is difficult to get around to see the plants outside. That area is set up like a garden, with small pathways.

The first three photos above were taken outside the greenhouse. The photos after were taken inside the greenhouse. It is easy to get around in a wheelchair and walker inside the greenhouse. Overall the place is lovely. In the spring they have a garden fair. Crafter's are invited to sell their handmade gardening items, there are antique gardening items also.. It is great fun. A scooter is the best way to get around the area, I use a walker with wheels and a seat.This year the show is June 11 and 12. I would recommend coming the first day. All the great things sell out quickly. Quailcrest has a website. One more thing, they do not have wheelchairs to use , you need to provide your own.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday Supper- Kitchen Sink Salad

I like to participate in the group #SundaySupper on twitter and facebook. Every Sunday people
share recipes and photos of what they are making for dinner.

Well Kitchen Sink Salad was my recipe for this past Sundays supper. I also made flavored
water to serve with it. I call the salad Kitchen Sink because I put everything in the fridge
into the salad. I remember an old saying, everything but the kitchen sink...

Kitchen Sink Salad

left over grilled chicken

*use whatever you have in the frig, sometimes I add strawberries, cheese, walnuts, dried fruit

Mix your salad up and add your favorite dressing.

My daughter had made bread with pesto in it so I had that with the salad.

Flavored Water

pineapple, fresh or frozen, cut up

Add the fruit and mint to your pitcher and muddle it with a spoon or muddler.
Add water.
Cover and put in frig overnight.

you can add sugar if you want, I happen to like it without sugar

*you can add any fruit and herb you wish, strawberries, rosemary, lemon balm, watermelon

LIFE ON THE SIDEWALK a photo essay

As most of you know I move in a wheelchair. My observations are different than someone who walks. Quite simply, I'm lower to the gro...