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Morning drink

In some Native languages the term for plants translates to “those who take care of us.”

~ Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

Spring rains nourish.

Before I started writing about food, my focus was really on the human relationship to plants.  Not only do plants nourish us bodily — they nourish us psychologically.

~ Michael Pollan

This post is in response to Susannah Conway’s April Love 2018 prompt for today:  Nourish.  Thank you for visiting.  Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

Peony being nourished by the elements.

A few of the 10,000 reasons to be happy:  661)  A long walk on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.  662)  Watching a Killdeer do its funny distraction dance.  663)  Freshly painted bedroom.  That is the last renovation project.  We can almost say we are finished.  (It might need some touching up once it dries.)  664)  Peach cobbler using peaches we preserved last summer.  665)  Blueberry Crunch ice cream from the local dairy.  Because, cobbler deserves some ice cream.


Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, yoga teacher, sometime poet, wife, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She shares her daily walks and meanders, a lot of quotes, some of her artwork, and a lot of her photography here on Ye Olde Blogge. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are (still!) in the midst of renovating the house and cleaning up the property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

10 thoughts on “Nourish

    1. It was, Eliza. 🙂 We’re on a mission to empty our freezers of last year’s harvest. We’re already eating fresh asparagus from the garden (and will likely have had our fill soon because it’s been a prolific harvest so far). The greens (we planted two kinds of kale and rapini) are already pickable for salads, as are the lettuces.


    1. No doubt it will arrive next week, Cathy. We usually have a fairly short spring season down here. On the plus side, we’re already harvesting stuff from the veggie garden. 🙂


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