And the Morel Is…

Yes, I mean the mushroom--not the lesson of a story. Those elusive delicacies have been popping up across the wooded areas of Southern Illinois for a few weeks now. The southern tip of the state has likely hit its peak of the season or is a bit past it at this point as warmer days … Continue reading And the Morel Is…

A Beautiful Day–to Drive Thru the Farmer’s Market

A multitude of well-behaved, socially distanced, people in cars paraded through the Carbondale Farmer's Market this morning to shop local. Vendors sold out of some things early. There were gorgeous flowers, plants, spring veggies, meat, eggs, and fur baby treats to buy. You could even pick up coffee, tea, baked goods, or some delicious-looking hot … Continue reading A Beautiful Day–to Drive Thru the Farmer’s Market

It’s Porch Season

Spring is here, and throughout Southern Illinois, people are looking for excuses to be outside in the warmer weather. One way to do this is by making some easy updates to your outdoor living space. I recently decided to tackle a few improvements to our front porch. My kids, and even my daughter's boyfriend, helped … Continue reading It’s Porch Season

Sunshine and Market Fresh

It was still pretty warm this morning, but the weather was perfect for the Carbondale Farmer's Market. Despite a late start, I still arrived in time to snap some photos, shop a bit, and get my iced holy basil tea. Many dogs enjoy walking around the market each week with their humans. Beautiful fresh flowers … Continue reading Sunshine and Market Fresh

The Annual “Cemetery Run”

One day plus two restaurants plus three counties and six cemeteries equal my family's annual "cemetery run." That's the day on Memorial Day Weekend that we meet somewhere and travel as many of the cemeteries where are loved ones are buried as we can fit in to place flowers on gravestones. Actually, there are more … Continue reading The Annual “Cemetery Run”