Thursday, February 4, 2010

I just peeled and ate two tasty oranges and as always when there are orange peels, I made my potpourri.  It is heavenly…see what you think. 

Peel of two (or so) oranges

Twelve (or so) whole cloves

Four (or so) cinnamon sticks

Two cups (or so) of water

Put these ingredients into a small saucepan and let simmer.  Be sure NOT to forget about it, though; always keep water in the pan.  The smell is absolutely wonderful!

Last Friday night there was a “wolf moon”, an exceptionally beautiful and rare full moon.  It was also about one degree out there, so as rare and lovely as it was, there was no way I was venturing outside to take a photo of it…and that’s why God made 20 year olds!

My middle daughter took her pretty fancy camera, along with my cute little one, outside and took some shots.  Here are a few of them for anyone else who stayed in, under the heavy blankets. :)DSCN3456DSCN3460  These were taken over the barn my son built…talk about a bright night! 


  1. The potpourri sounds great!
    The pictures are beautiful!


  2. i love the smell in the house, ma! and i like the new blog layout

  3. thank you, too. :)