Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Memories ~ full circle

Once there was a ride ~
Swallowed by the tide;
Would childhood memories disappear?

Memories of fun ~
Laughter in the sun.
Replacing my joy with future tears?


Memories are etched in my mind, free to relive any time I like. Then again, I wondered: "what happened later, long after my visit? Did this place remain the same? Does this 'now time' still reflect the goodness I took into my mind?" (Sigh)

Have you ever had a similar experience? 

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Workers on lunch break watch the removal of the Jet Star roller coaster May 14, 2013. The structure has been in the ocean for six months after the pier it was on collapsed during Superstorm Sandy in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean.

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Season of Children's Flowers ~

They're only inches tall, 
with blossoms that are small.
You may not see this treat,
They're underneath your feet.
Adults don't notice anything,
This very special gift of Spring.
But little ones play for hours,
during this 'Season of Children's Flowers.'

~ dcrelief

Bonus!! Rumors run amok. Today I offer the scoop on the new President. Hold on to your hat!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

You are kidding me, right?

Like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy... this is all wrong, right? Has anyone ever met a leprechaun?

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

St. Patrick's dessert and blessing ~ for you.

Tomorrow is Saint Patrick's Day. Are you Irish? Do you like the color green? I offer a dessert recipe. Feel free to add a drop of green food coloring!

Key Lime Pie Fudge

¼ cup sugar
1¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
⅓ cup butter, melted
16 oz high quality white chocolate, finely chopped
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 Tbsp butter
zest of one lime
3 Tbsp key lime or lime juice

Preheat oven to 375.
Line a 9 x 9 inch pan with aluminum foil and grease with butter. Set aside.
In a bowl, combine the sugar and graham crackers crumbs and stir to combine.
Add the melted butter and stir until crumbs are all moistened.
Spread evenly into the baking pan and press until even. Bake at 375 degrees for 4 to 5 minutes or until edge is lightly browned.
Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.
Once crust has cooled, add the white chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, and 1 Tbsp butter to a saucepan.
Cook on low heat just until chocolate is melted and and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the zest and juice.
Spread mixture evenly over the crust. Cover and refrigerate for 12 hours.
Remove fudge from the pan using the foil and cut into pieces.
Lift the fudge from pan using edges of foil. Use a damp kitchen towel to cleanoff the knife after each cut for a clean cut.

Irish or not, I leave you with a song.  Have a great week!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Enjoying Spring but then...

Spring in my yard is an amazing time - life as I love it - returns. So how did I miss the "Daylight Savings Time" notice? Aw, yes! I was busy taking notice of the yard. So when the time changed on the 13th, I wondered why my studio wall clock had slowed... exactly one hour? Or had my laptop and cell phone made mistakes, by advancing... exactly one hour? 

Laugh, if you want. I spent a half day looking for a battery for the wall clock. I was not looking forward to purchasing batteries... boo... awful prices!! I had the best laugh at myself for such a silly oversight... I hope everyone adjusts well to "DST".

My Japanese Tulip Tree

 My Forsythia Bush


Tomorrow is my "battle of the bands" day. I'll be playing two different versions of the same song. 
Feel free to stop over and vote for which song version you like. dcrelief ~ Battle of the Bands participant

Closing out today with a thought for Spring Rain - I love that too. Here's one of my favorite composers and artist - Yanni...