Monday, April 9, 2012


There is just one life
for each of us:
  our own. 


In my world right now I am....

1. Growing a pecan tree for the first time. I hope my great, great grandchildren
    climb in its branches.

2. Seeing all the hard work my husband has been doing.

3. Looking forward to a promising blueberry season.

4. Still being confused by all the produce coming in months early.

5. Having enough daylight to dry several loads of laundry in a day.

6. Finding a new recipe  to try.

7. Starting a simple little knitting project.

8. Enjoying Honey Lavender Syrup [minus the white sugar]
    mixed with seltzer water...thank you Melissa.

What's going on in yours?


  1. Sigh. Your world is so beautiful! I wish I lived there! All that green!

  2. Whoa. That looks like a lot of crops! Like, more than you can eat! Do you guys farm for a living? That quinoa recipe looks delicious! I have some red quinoa in my cupboard and I think it would work just as well right? You lucky woman, you get to top yours with fresh, home grown berries! (Which everyone knows taste about 100x better than store bought) Drooling...

  3. That yarn! What is it? It's so pretty - I want to pet it! (:

    I've been wanting to try making soda with honey instead of sugar. I'm glad to hear it worked out well for you. (:

  4. Love the yarn!!! And love the pics, your world is just lovely, thanks for sharing a little bit with us :)

  5. it looks like a beautiful world tracey. and it looks like summer has really come early. what a lovely thing to do, growing a tree for your grandchildren to be. such a hopeful uplifting post. thank you. xoxo

  6. Your world sounds beautiful Tracey. Ours is good too...especially as we're both on holiday for a couple of days.

    It's not quite light yet but I'm watching a big bird eating insects off the cherry blossom tree through my study window before I make some bran muffins...We're going to visit our grown-up daughter Hannah tomorrow and I'm doing a batch of baking and cooking and my husband Ahmad is going to bake some wholemeal seed bread so we can take lots of supplies to her. I'm excited she's a wonderful person. The trees we planted when she was three years old are much taller than any of us's wonderful to see them both grow and blossom.

    Have a good week.


  7. Not as much as yours by the look of it. Trudge to work on the train to the City and trudge home again at night in the dark. How I miss being home to wander in the garden and please myself like the precious couple of months after Christmas. A life on the land is such a treat (albeit hard work I am sure).

  8. Lovely world Tracey . What a productive year you will have. Our world is full of the joys and sorrows of lambing and welcoming my daughter and her family later on this evening. Now, I must get the clean linen onto their beds - have a wonderful day xxx

  9. A pecan tree, how awesome. I hope it grows big and tall.

  10. Did you actually just put a pecan in water to root??? I must try this if it is that easy--and then deliver the seedling to you to grow!!! (I'll have to research and see if we are too cold here.) The yarn is gorgeous--simple knits in the busy springtime are the best! It's going to be lovely.

  11. Man he has been doing a lot of work! Love that you are growing a pecan tree, sending you all kinds of growing vibes. Those nuts are so expensive and to think that I used to have them underfoot at my grandma's house in GA. Love all that you are sharing!

  12. Wow! Now that's a garden. I'm afraid I'm going to have a very "urban" one...and not nearly as large. I would love to pull up a chair and knit with you while the laundry is drying. Wouldn't that be wonderful?!?!

  13. Sounds beautiful in your "neck of the woods"! I too am confused by all the early produce. As a first time gardner this year I'm getting nervous until my husband keeps reminding me that we're right on track even if nature has sped up! The honey lavender syrup sounds delicious. I may have to try it!

  14. I love your list of what is happening and the knitting project looks so comforting to knit!!

  15. A beautiful 'here comes summer' post Tracey.

    Blessings, Debbie

  16. Oh, Tracey! Your photos make me yearn for summer! Your great-great-grandchildren will indeed thank you for that pecan tree!

  17. Oh, I just wish I could dry the laundry outside, it's been so cold and wet here, brrrr..... I LOVE the look of your garden, so much growth!!

  18. your world is looking like a lovely place to be!

  19. What peaceful photography. I think you have captured the season perfectly :)
    So lovley to be back visiting you again :)

  20. So lovely. Tracey, your garden looks awesome! You take beautiful photos.

  21. Love your washing line... your world does look like a wonderful place.
    We are resting ( Rosie still very tired, but remaining positive ), healing ( ourselves and the earth ), enjoying each others company, reading and watching great films. I have to work this week.... today I met the most wonderful people. I am always amazed by the wonderful people I meet.
    Much love to you.

  22. Love that you are growing your own pecan tree!! Do you say "Pa-con" or "Pee-Can"?? My boys love heading down to the pecan trees on my grandma's property in South Carolina. (They say "Pee-Can" down south!) My youngest got to help grandpa fertilize the trees a few years back so we'd have lots more these next few visits.

  23. Great photos
    Sounds like living is good.

  24. Sounds productive, busy, and oh so fun! Luscious photos and love the quote. There's comfort here.

  25. i see such beautiful life being lived within these photos.
    hello my friend.

  26. wow, is your husband a farmer by profession?
    jeeez tracey. beautiful!
    I'm going to check out the links now....

  27. this spring has been so confusing... everything so early
    beautiful photos of what looks like a lovely week
    take care