Not quite sure where June went, but I am loving the month of July. Summer allows me to do lots of things I just can't squeeze in during the school year....reading more than 1 book a a time, long walks, random photo shoots of my garden, and just being outside :) .
Here are some of my fave Summer Delights as of now.... Enjoy the day! xoxo Michelle :)
The 2011 summer garden is in full swing. Here are a few before/after shots of a couple areas. I think I am going to start harvesting some of the kale and collards to freeze today. It my be hot out, but I love kale soup :) .
Downloaded this one from amazon.com for the kindle app on the ipad. So far so good. Thanks to my friend/yoga teacher Courtney for the great recommendation.
Find more informatio about the book and auther at this link: http://www.kathrynstockett.com/
Tara Sophia Mohr - Wise Living
My new favorite blog this summer.
Tara's ideas and advice are truly inspirational and real.... especially for women and yoginis :) .
Check it out at http://www.taramohr.com/blog/
been almost 2 weeks since the last update... time flies when are you havng fun! actually, i posted on my other blog (ed-tech) last week. feel free to check it out here. maybe i will alternate weeks between the 2 blogs?
Here are few quick delightful spring discoveries....
1. Trader Joe's Green Tea with Jasmine = :) it hasn't been warm enough to make iced tea, so this is a nice refreshing hot tea
2. hyacinths = smell so nice in my front yart, had to pull some and bring them indoors. and i finally see small signs of the lilac bushes blooming.
3. journaling = just bought a new personal journal as part of my yoga teacher training and have started using it. the main idea is to write down positive and negative thoughts/happenings for each day, things you are grateful for, and time spent meditating/practicing asanas (poses). really makes you think. i also need to update my art journals this week. i have posted a few of my old art journal pages. totally want to create a class on this someday for someone -moms, teens, anyone who wants to art journal
Must Do-s for the Week
1. repot the lettuce my mom gave me
2. learn the script for Sun Salutation A (not going to be easy)
3. make time to visit my sister
4. make an appointment for a massage (great early b'day gift from my sister)
5. go to Yin Yoga Class
the current staycation i am on has not topped my list of favorite spring breaks. however key west, phoenix, point reyes ca, and new orleans provide some tough competition for my little home in warren, michigan. dragged the hubby out in the rain today to visit the greenhouse at my school. i would die if i came back to work on monday to dead tomato and basil plants. plants got their needed aqua and we stopped for some pizza. i love yellow pepper rings on my pizza :) peanut got a much needed bath today and i did some ashtanga yoga at home. i have updated this site like crazy today and perused and learned so much from other educators. 4 more days off still = joy :)
Inspired by my mother, father, grandmas, and aunts.... gardening is just in my DNA. For the past 3 years my husband and I have gradually turned mort of our yard into a fabulous food farm. Can't wait to get this years crop underway. I have already started seeds for basil, brussel sprouts, black beans, tomatoes, peppers, and cilatro. Yes, I am very impatient. I will be sure to post pictures of this years garden as it progresses. The tomatoes have just sprouted on my window sill and the greenhouse at school is kickin!
Gardening goals for this week:
- repot more tomatoes in the greenhouse
- repot the brussel sprouts in the window - getting huge!
- continue to admire the baby purple hyacinths popping up
- plant a few more pepper seeds
Great advice to help you start some tomatoes right now = Renee's Garden I also love this site to help me remember the names of flowers as I see them (and obsessively photograph them) = Spring Flowers
Author - Michelle Reckling
- dedicated learner
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