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14 days of beautiful sunsets and stunning flowers and I'm ready to go home to start seeds and prep the garden ! Maybe spring will actually happen when I get back. 
Looking forward to catching up to the rest of you in our gardens of glory !
Bon noche Aruba !
14 days of beautiful sunsets and stunning flowers and I'm ready to go home to start seeds and prep the garden ! Maybe spring will actually happen when I get back. Looking forward to catching up to the rest of you in our gardens of glory ! Bon noche Aruba !
Spent some time with another favorite pal of mine Marghee, at The Butterfly Farm today ! 
What a lovely amazing little gem of a place ! Filled with so many different species of beautiful butterflies ! So interesting is how different the tropical Milkweed is compared to what I have in my yard ! I'm going on a little mission tomorrow in search of a pod or 2 to smuggle home !
Bee a Pollinator Hero!
Thank you Jean for being such an informative guide !

#thebutterflyfarm #arubabutterflyfarm #pollinatorhero #milkweed #afternoonwithmarghee #smugglelikeapirate
Spent some time with another favorite pal of mine Marghee, at The Butterfly Farm today ! What a lovely amazing little gem of a place ! Filled with so many different species of beautiful butterflies ! So interesting is how different the tropical Milkweed is compared to what I have in my yard ! I'm going on a little mission tomorrow in search of a pod or 2 to smuggle home ! Bee a Pollinator Hero! Thank you Jean for being such an informative guide ! #thebutterflyfarm  #arubabutterflyfarm  #pollinatorhero  #milkweed  #afternoonwithmarghee  #smugglelikeapirate 
This tree has held my intrigue all week. With its constant flurry of bird activity in and out , and then these lovely trumpet-y flowers and bean like pods that exploded into seeds. And then mom who thought it was perfectly 👌 to YANK a cluster of seed pods off to get a better look ! 
Never a dull moment traveling with mom !
#arubawithmom #intriguing #seedpods #bloomingtree #arubafloraandfauna #doris #neveradullmoment
Sometimes, in our lives, a perfect stranger reaches out.  Sometimes that perfect stranger seems to know what we need, better than we know ourselves. " You look like you are done" she said. 
I sat at her beach hut and she fanned out the angel cards and asked me to choose one. 
Divine intervention I say. Thank you to the perfect stranger. 
Happy Saturday !

#perfectstrangers #divineintervention #angels #angeloflight #thankyou #happysaturday
Sometimes, in our lives, a perfect stranger reaches out. Sometimes that perfect stranger seems to know what we need, better than we know ourselves. " You look like you are done" she said. I sat at her beach hut and she fanned out the angel cards and asked me to choose one. Divine intervention I say. Thank you to the perfect stranger. Happy Saturday ! #perfectstrangers  #divineintervention  #angels  #angeloflight  #thankyou  #happysaturday 
I think there is a big difference between sharing my peanut butter cookie with my little pal , and adhering to the " Do not feed the wildlife " signs ! 
You gotta find me 1st in order to take me to " I fed the birds" jail ! 
#breakingrules #sharingacookie #feedingbirds #mybalcony #itsabirdslife #findmeifyoucan #arubawithmom
Stellar sunset and a very herbal spirited gin cocktail ! @tof.twistofflavors 
Hendricks gin, fresh lime, a splash of soda and a big sprig of rosemary! I'm thinking most definitely medicinal ! 
@hendricksgin

#arubawithmom #sunset #arubasunset #herbalcocktail #hendricksgin #spiritedcocktail
#keepingitreal
Mother Nature never fails to amaze me. Spring in Aruba. Butterflies, bananas and flowers putting on a show !

#arubawithmom #eaglebeach #costalindabeachresort #bananas #butterflies #pollinators #mothernature #timesharelife
Snuck out of cold NY  and landed on the sunny shores of the Caribbean again ! This time Aruba with mom ! 
Happy Friday !

#arubawithmom #caribbeansunset 
#timesharelife #happytobehere 
#lasttrip #byebyecoldny
Thursday tiny treats ! Finally some sun, so poked around the yard a bit. A mini daffodil , unsure what these little blue flowers are, last years hyacinth poking up and the Rhubard my late husband planted 30 yrs ago is showing herself ! All good today ! 
#mybackyard #pokingaroundinthegarden
#daffodil #rhubard #hyacinth #mysteryflower #sunshine #tinygardentreats
Wednesday's hidden surprises ! Started some herb seeds last Saturday night and never expected to see the German Chamomile and Tarragon sprout so quick ! Being I am not a very delicate person , of course I totally overseeded ! Have you seen how tiny Chamomile seeds are? 
In checking out the lump on my bed ( yes yes on a cat sheet) I see Gypsy's lazy hairy self all snuggled under ! 
Happy Wednesday ( raining of course) 
#seeds #seedstarting #herbs #tinysprouts #chamomile #tarragon #lovethesmellofdirt #gypsythecat #hairybed #lazycat #catsofinstagram
Wednesday's hidden surprises ! Started some herb seeds last Saturday night and never expected to see the German Chamomile and Tarragon sprout so quick ! Being I am not a very delicate person , of course I totally overseeded ! Have you seen how tiny Chamomile seeds are? In checking out the lump on my bed ( yes yes on a cat sheet) I see Gypsy's lazy hairy self all snuggled under ! Happy Wednesday ( raining of course) #seeds  #seedstarting  #herbs  #tinysprouts  #chamomile  #tarragon  #lovethesmellofdirt  #gypsythecat  #hairybed  #lazycat  #catsofinstagram 
Happy Blessed Easter from my family to yours ! Apparently the Cadbury Easter Bunny tryouts didn't go so well for these 3 as you can see by their faces ! 
#happyeaster #cadburyeasterbunnytryout 
#catsofinstagram #catswithbunnyears 
#blessedeaster #juicewilliamsthecat #zoiethecat #gypsythecat
Little Easter Bunny love ! Was in Wal-Mart last night after returning home and the kid working there was holding 2 of these looking like he didn't know what to do with them. 
So I rescued them ! 1 for me , 1 for my mom ! 
#easterbunny #walmartfinds #tinybunnytinyplant #cuteasabutton 
#happyeaster #happytobehome
Friday's Spring scenes. A chubby Robin watching over moms backyard while dandelions were in full bloom on the chimney ! Still snow on the ground ! 
Happy Good Friday and a Sweet Passover !

#springscenes #almostspring #goodfriday #robin #dandelions 
#momsbackyard
Woke up to catch the sunrise out my window at moms ! Once the leaves come in this will be a rare sight. Lulu happy to have me back but not to thrilled about the snow that just won't melt. Neither is the little angel still blanketed !
Happy Thursday !

#backatmoms #luluthecat #snow
#springplease #willitevermelt #momsbackyard #catsofinstagram
Started my day soaking my old feet in some archaic tub at my podiatrist office. Finished tax stuff. And then I wandered my yard . Discovered little signs of life here and there. A couple crocus', a massive sage plant that is trapped in the clutches of an out of control wild rose. Cleared most of the fennel stalks and then I smelled it. Loads of new fennel coming in. Found some strawberries and what I think is my cinnamon ferns popping thru the snow. Then I had the bright idea to go after the rose with my big lopper ! I was clearly ill equipped to take on that job today ! Remind me next time to put on a suit of armor ! Wicked plant for sure ! 
Happy to be home today again ! Lotsa work ahead !
Happy almost spring !

#fullday #almostspring #mybackyard #signsoflife #gardenchores #stillsnow #fennel #sage #oldfeet
Started my day soaking my old feet in some archaic tub at my podiatrist office. Finished tax stuff. And then I wandered my yard . Discovered little signs of life here and there. A couple crocus', a massive sage plant that is trapped in the clutches of an out of control wild rose. Cleared most of the fennel stalks and then I smelled it. Loads of new fennel coming in. Found some strawberries and what I think is my cinnamon ferns popping thru the snow. Then I had the bright idea to go after the rose with my big lopper ! I was clearly ill equipped to take on that job today ! Remind me next time to put on a suit of armor ! Wicked plant for sure ! Happy to be home today again ! Lotsa work ahead ! Happy almost spring ! #fullday  #almostspring  #mybackyard  #signsoflife  #gardenchores  #stillsnow  #fennel  #sage  #oldfeet 
Simple Sunday Supper. Roasted organic chicken stuffed with herbs and 1/2 a Cara Cara orange. Baked organic sweet potatoes and these banging oven fried panko parmesan asparagus ! Thank you @kamila2101 for your recipe ( I added the parmesan to the panko). Made a little pan gravy from all the juices along with onions and mushrooms. Love cooking for my family !
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#girlswhocook #homecook #organicingredients #madefromscratch #familydinner #lovecookingformypeople #simplesundaysupper