Pesto Yes or No ?

Pine nuts, garlic, freshly grated Parmesan, olive oil and a couple of cups of basil leaves whirled in the food processor. To me it tasted like summer.

The Harvie farm box arrived on the front porch today. When I unpacked it, it was the fragrant basil that motivated me to think of pesto.

Pesto- yes or no?

Pesto tossed on spaghetti.
Bottom right corner. Fresh basil

Monet Painting Waterlilies at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Monet in Bloom, designed by Associate Director of Exhibits Jordyn Melino, is open Sat., May 7 – Sun., Sept. 25.”

A new flower show at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Click link to see more of show.

If you like Impressionist painter Claude Monet you’ll enjoy the colorful displays.

Monet at work

1984 Moment in Motherhood

This post is from 2010

1984- MOMENT IN MOTHERHOOD/CHILDHOOD

Grafenwoehr Germany.

Under the kitchen sink!

One of my favorite photos of Mark, Matthew and Laura. Everyone laughing, having a good time.

How they decided to get in the cupboard I don’t know but looking at this picture always makes me happy. Scanner not working so photographed the photo.

Under the kitchen sink!

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With my mother, June 1974

Do you like the scent of lilacs?

I love the old fashioned look of lilacs in the white ironstone pitcher.

But do I like the scent of the bouquet in my house?

I like the scent of lilacs when they are outdoors on the bush, not in the confines of the house.
Reminded me of scent of Hyacinths at Easter.
Pretty intense.
Purple lilacs on the north side of my house
White Lilacs

Cecile Rowley Caven 1897-1957

One of my maternal grandmother’s sisters. My great Aunt. I found a portrait of her while I was cleaning out a box of papers. Married Morey Caven. I’m still trying to find more information.

Sisters Edna, Cecile (2nd from left), May, Charlotte (my maternal grandmother)
Cecile Rowley Caven
Screen shot from Find a Grave
Erickson Photography Menomonie Wisconsin