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Night time….

time to get back to your self

daily tasks put away

the mind runs on auto, silently buzzing without contact

joins back with the heart and soul.

 


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Crossword Puzzle

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HAVE FUN!

 

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Photos of the week

 I love this aspect of my life, getting dirty and “being one with nature” fills me with a calming sense of purpose. The process of finding out who I am was touch as I was conflicted with what others thought I should be and how I felt about my strengths, passion and what I wanted to do with my time on the planet. I’ve gone through so many changes in career which is a needed thing for some.

I’m helping a family member go through this exploratory phase, hoping she can let go of some of the fear and hesitation and go through this journey with an open mind and heart to her personal destination.

 Here are a few photos of where my week goes. Enjoy!  


Potential garden site for school in the Bronx.


A moldy Tulip tree leaf.
I’m trying to find out what causes this….Do you know?


Some sweet potatoes harvested from our garden. Yum! 


One of the most beautiful sights Ive seen at the garden,
a group of nuns in their Holy Whites. 


A beautiful plant Im trying to find the name of. 


I made signs for this community event,
supporting the Green Workers Cooperative in The Bronx! 

 

Some lovely foliage at my day job at the
New York Botanical Garden. 

 

Setting up for the last Batali Family Dinner at NYBG.

 Ever since Ive decided to focus on what I love to do, my days have been filled with great happiness.  I’m able to give and receive such joy! 


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~ Sonoma Harvest Cucumber Salsa ~

A refreshing no-cook appetizer, easy for kids to help prepare.

Most ingredients are easily found at your local supermarket, farmers market or the NYBG Family Garden.

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Equipment:

Food processor

Knives and cutting boards

Apple corer

Measuring spoons

Chip and dip platter

 

Ingredients: Wash all ingredients before use.

~ 1 large cucumber, chopped and diced

~ 3 Roma tomatoes, halved, seeded, and very coarsely chopped

~ ½ small red onion, diced

~ ¼ small cantaloupe, seeded, peeled and cut up, diced

~ 1 Gravenstein or pink lady apple, cored and cut up, diced

~ ½ medium green sweet pepper, seeded and cut up, diced

~ 1 or 2 fresh jalapeno chili peppers (can substitute another pepper type), seeded and cut up*

~ 1 tablespoon sugar

~ 1 tablespoon lime juice

~ ¼ teaspoon salt

~ ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

~ Tortilla chips

Yield:

Makes 3 cups of salsa; use either 1-2 additional pieces or larger sized ingredients for larger batches.

 

Procedure:

In a food processor bowl combine tomatoes, onion, cantaloupe, apple, green sweet pepper, jalapeno pepper, sugar, lime juice, salt, and cumin. Cover and pulse until chopped. (Or coarsely chop with a knife.)  Cover and chill for 1-6 hours before serving. Stir well before serving. Serve with chips.

*Chile Pepper Safety: Because hot chili peppers, such as jalapenos, contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with chilies as much as possible. When working with chili peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves.

If your bear hands do touch the chili peppers, wash your hands with soap and water.


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We are not stuck…

think positive thoughts

The greatest discovery of my generation is

that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.

~William James

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Hope you had a great day!

have a great day

 


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The Toast of the Art Scene

“Toast Pixels” by Arne Felix Magold…612 slices of toasted bread!..This is a huge mosaic arranged by different degree of burn toasts. This artwork not only give out spontaneous visual impact, it can be also read by other senses, such as touch and smell..


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Naomi Campbell’s Eye of Horus House

 Naomi Campbell’s Eye of Horus House – By Luis de Garrido.

“The home, that sports 25 bedrooms and 5 lounges, is said to supply its need of water and electricity making it completely sustainable and quite inexpensive for a home of its size and technology.  The eye’s black outline is made up of photovoltaic panels, which work in combination with a geothermal system to provide all the home’s energy needs.  Rainwater is harvested, and an on-site biological system treats waste water. The multi-level central dome is framed with steel and clad in glazed glass panels.”