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Someplace in Thyme

I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

ONCE UPON A DESERT BLOOM

 As I was scrolling through some of my floral photos, I thought I would share some of those that are from the desert. I think when you see some of the beauty of a cactus in bloom, it takes your breathe way.
 How can something so prickly be so beautiful? Yet, here it is, in all it's glory.
 And then, there are the stranger than fiction blooms. Makes you wonder what planet this came from!!
 If you didn't know better, you would think the plant is dead or dying, but it's not. I don't know how the thing stands up.


 This plants blooms are like cotton and fly all over. Good thing I have no allergies.
 This is a desert, yellow bird of paradise which lives in my front yard. It has no scent, but gives you these lovely flowers and delicate, lacy leaves.
 This is a funky looking cactus but the blooms are so cute.
 This only needs one word, gorgeous.
 Snow Drops in my statuary in the back yard. Love this.
 I took a photo of this cactus at a shop, couldn't believe how long the plant was to how small the pot is. I can tell you when she blooms, she is a winner.
 This is the front of my home on the side. This cactus has arms that are beginning to lay down everywhere, but when she blooms, oh my! I am in love.
 These blooms have a heavenly scent too. It's too bad they last less than a day.

I hope you enjoyed your little tour of what grows around me. I have more to show, but that has to wait another day. Be safe and be sure to smell the roses.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Chihuly In The Garden

 I was introduced to Dale Chihuly's work about five years ago when he was showing at the Phoenix Botanical Gardens. I was in love. What a talent this man from Tacoma, Washington has.
 When I discovered he was showing again this year, I knew I had to go and go and go again. When you walk up to the Botanical Gardens, this is the first glimpse you get. Three tall glass art forms that resemble cactus.
 It's an amazing site for sure and can take your breathe away!
 I don't know how he does it, the colors going from the center, dark and gorgeous, to the outside, perfect and magnificent.
 I am not a glass artist by any means, but where would you begin?
 I would love this in my garden. I often wonder what the crating of his work is like. I think that subject would make a good movie, from beginning to end.
 Chihily's work needs no words, it's just perfect.

I have many more to share, but that will have to wait until next week. I hope you will go see his work if you ever have a chance. He shows all over the world.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Happy 2014

 The rush of the holidays is behind us and pretty soon we will be looking at filling our homes and ours hearts with love. For me, this means creating beautiful items for you to enjoy, give as gifts or fill your home with.

 These are three that are available on my website now. I am not sure that I will be making more of them, they are not pillows, but are hanging heart sachets. Each one has over a cup of dried lavender buds inside.

I hear a bunny calling my name, so I will probably move on to Easter pretty quick. Oops, did I really say that? Although so many of us are in a deep freeze, spring is on it's way.
I have been away from the blogging world for a year now. Please don't ask me what I have been doing, it's all a blur, but things certainly have changed and left me out of the loop. I think I may have to relearn how to post. Thanks for being patience and if you are interested in my website, you can find it at
http://someplaceinthyme.com

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Cookbook Collection

 For most of my adult life, I can remember a passion for cookbooks. The problem is, now that I am older, time seems to slip away and I find I no longer spend much of it in my kitchen. It's not that I don't want to, it's just that I don't seem to be able too.

Yet, after almost 41 years of marriage, (this year) I still collect cookbooks.
So, I have decided that this year I will try a new idea. Each month, I will select a cookbook and make great food from it. Don't be deceived from the two photos above, I have more than this!!! HA! Yep, you caught me.


 Even though Christmas is behind us, this is the newest book I picked up, so I decided to use it for the month of January. I made the scones recipe yesterday and they were so good, I decided to make two more batches for our grown children.

This is the rolled out dough, looks good doesn't it?



 You then cut the dough into eight pieces. The recipe calls for a glaze to go over the top once the scones are baked, but I like to use sugar in the raw, so I substituted the sugar for the glaze. I sprinkle the sugar on before baking.
 This is the finished scones, fresh out of the over.....YUM-O
 Enjoy the recipe:

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
3/4 cup butter, cut into pieces and cold
1 cup cranberries, chopped
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
Mix flour, baking powder and baking soda together in a large mixing bowl, but in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in cranberries and sugar, add buttermilk, mixing until just blended.
Divide dough in half, roll each portion into an 8 inch circle, about 1/2" thick, on a lightly floured surface.
Cut each portion into 8 wedges, arrange on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, remove to a wire rack to cool. Drizzle glaze over the tops. Let stand until glaze is hardened. Wrap loosely in wax paper. Makes 16 servings.
Glaze,
2/3 cups powdered sugar
1 T. warm water
1/4 t. vanilla extract.
ENJOY.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Challenge

 I entered into Gail's "mind wide open" challenge and this is what I created, a tussie mussie using the image provided.
This was just so fun that I can not wait until the first of next month to enter again. If you are interested in joining in the monthly fun, please visit Gail's blog at
 http://www.mind-wideopen.blogspot.com/.
I will be listing this sweet tussie mussie on my website later today. These are so fun for gift giving, filling with some small treats or just hanging off a key or hook.
My website can be found here, http://someplaceinthyme.com
It's been several months since I last posted. I have been wondering if I should just give up blogging for lack of time. I decided to give it a go as I often think of my blogging friends and what they have been up too. I hope everyone is safe, happy and doing well. I look forward to visiting and catching up.

Friday, April 13, 2012

~~A SWEET UPDATE~~

Mama in the nest with daddy by her side. What a cute photo!! As you can see, we are still nesting, getting ready for the grand day and the beginning of parenting.
Over their cute heads, the honeysuckle is blooming.
More to come.

Monday, April 9, 2012

~~WOULD YOU LIVE HERE?~~

Have you ever wondered if a bird can think? Well, I believe that they can not. For if they could, surely they would never build a nest in the upper lleft corner of a trellis.
I have always thought that the male bird built the nest and waited for the female to approve. I know that there is a type of bird that this is true, but I don't think it's true for all. Whomever built this little nest should have been sent packing!!
Maybe I have no idea what I am talking about, and this sweet home will withstand the rearing of babies without any problems....time will tell.

The day was overcast when I went out to replace my hummer feeded and something flew out, scared me half to death!!


After a good long sneek peek, this is what I found. A tail feather, straight up in the air........:)


A cute dove, and I wish her all the luck in the world with her nest and her little ones to be.
To be continued....

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

~~WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE A STROLL?~~

With so much going on in our lives today, it's nice to just take a walk around the yard. This is what I awoke too a couple of days ago.
When did these bloom? I was so surprised at what was awaiting my eyes, surprised, but very happy. :)

I think this may be the perfect rose. Just look at those gorgeous colors. What a gift from the heavens and a wonderful way to begin a day.
No matter the angle, it's just so pretty to look at, smells great too.
I hope you enjoyed your stroll in my rose garden and will come back soon.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

~~IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME~~

You know, most days you are excited to go to the mailbox and peek inside. You might be waiting for a package, a letter from a friend, or even a check, but I don't think you really expect to see this!

Yep, it's a jury summons to appear.

For all the obvious reasons, I have marked out my address, but you can clearly see I am one lucky girl.


I was to call on the day before the date to appear, just to see if they still needed my group.
Sometimes cases get settled out of court and so there is no need to appear.


When I did make the call, I was told to call the following morning at 11:00. I just knew that had to be a sign that they didn't need me.........keeping fingers crossed, I called.
Please report today at 1:00.  WHAT!!??
I had to drive into Phoenix, right in the heart of downtown. Please understand, Queen Creek is south of Chandler, about 34 miles from Phoenix. Not bad, but then there's a little thing called traffic.


Report I did, just like a good little citizen and they kept me until 5:00, just in time for rush hour.......
I had to go back the following day and low and behold, I became a juror.
The trail was for domestic abuse and lasted one week. I can't tell you how much I hated that commute, bumper to bumper on the I 10 for over an hour, but I did my civic duty and I am proud of it.
Now they can't call me for two years!!! YIPPEE!!!