Wilderness Wednesday

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
_ Ernest Hemingway

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Wilderness Wednesday

“The sky is taking on light,
Though the moon still hangs pale over the water.
Such beauty
That for a minute
death and ambition, even love,
Doesn’t come into this.
Happiness.
It comes on unexpectedly.”

_ Ray Carver

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Wilderness Wednesday

“Don’t be shy you learn to fly, And see the sun when day is done, If only you see, Just what you are beneath a star, That came to stay one rainy day, In autumn for free…. Yes, be what’ you’ll be –” _Nick Drake

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Wilderness Wednesday

“Like a tree, sometimes I can accomplish a great deal by doing nothing at all. I shift my weight toward a new place and know it will swing around. In time.”

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The Drunken Botanist – Eco Read at PGM

ecoreadpgmI’m thrilled…. excited…. overjoyed…. and heel kicking around the kitchen at my excitement over this!  I have a guest post up over at Pure Green Magazine.  An Eco Read all about The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart and even a little cocktail recipe that I whipped up myself!

I have been a huge fan of Pure Green Magazine since they started and am honored that Celine loved my review of this book.  Because of this book, I’ve become quite the cocktail muddler this summer!  ;)  See the full post here!  Cheers!

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Cheers!

summer smashWell, happy Friday, friends!  After this crazy weather, it has turned out to be a lovely afternoon and it just so happens to be National Bourbon Day!  How fitting for a Friday!  So I wanted to leave you with a tasty summer drink to please your palate this weekend!  You can even serve one up to Dad on Sunday, as I’m sure he will enjoy as well!

This recipe is courtesy of my crafty sister…. can’t take the credit for the recipe, but I do take credit for consuming a few!  ;)

summer smash in the making

cheers

Summer Smash

Makes 2.

In a cocktail shaker (oh how I love my mason shaker from West Elm), muddle 1/2 a peach with 6 basil leaves and 1 tablespoon of sugar.  Add a few dashes of rhubarb bitters and then a 1/2 cup of rye whiskey.  Serve over ice and splash with club soda.  Garnish with peach slices and basil.