Lovella's Blog's

  • Warm Caramel Banana Cake - I was looking for something to make with some over-ripe bananas, when I came across an old recipe in my handwritten notebook, called brown sugar cake. I ...
    7 hours ago
  • September 2017 - September was warm enough to enjoy tea parties outside for most of the month. Over the years these teacups haven't been used near as much as the mugs t...
    3 weeks ago

Blogs that Inspire me

  • We spent a good chunk of time in this room over the weekend. My parents came over on the ferry Friday night. Saturday was blustery and wet, very wet. We ...
    15 hours ago
  • A few farm scenes from Northeastern Washington for Tom’s Barn Collective. These shots were taken from the road on the way to our son’s home for some family...
    18 hours ago
  • I’m just diving right in, because there’s just no catching up on this whirlwind year! I’m so glad to count blessings again with Susanne at Living to Tell t...
    3 days ago
  • The best thing about having these cousins over is the excitement they show when I finally find a day that works for all of us. It begins with the after sch...
    3 days ago
  • It's mid-October and I thought I'd share some recent photos of our gorgeous fall colours here in New Brunswick. The weather has been spectacular up un...
    1 week ago
  • I love my hummingbirds and make sure their feeders are kept full of sweet nectar. But I often feel hurt, because they don't seem to appreciate me at all ...
    1 week ago
  • [image: coolidge3.jpg] Right now we are in Luganville, Vanuatu, and dad and I wanted to go on a dive at the Coolidge which is a 730 ft military vessel nam...
    1 week ago
  • Over the past two weeks I've done several "plein air" painting outings down to my Secret Beach. Plein air is the fancy term for outdoor painting. It was po...
    1 week ago
  • Fresh snow-capped mountain peaks and churches seem a good way to begin this post. It is Sunday, after all. I'll start with the the corn harvest...very f...
    3 weeks ago
  • Adding one more thought to my previous post . . . In my efforts to simplify the seasonal decorating, I'm looking at nature's gifts in new ways. This morni...
    4 weeks ago
  • *Uh-Oh, Nammie's spare bed* *has turned into a "packing place" ...* *What does a traveler pack for a Fall trip to Italy?* *I'm trying out a few "ensembl...
    1 month ago
  • Another Saturday morning drive this week. The countryside offers so much variety and unique photo opportunities this time of the year. The farmers con...
    2 months ago
  • It's been a wonderful ten years of blogging. I began back there in 2007, a year before I married John. My grandsons were only 18 months old and six months...
    2 months ago
  • I'm currently blogging my way through the US as I work on a book on grief called '50 States of Grief'. In case you still follow this blog and have missed m...
    5 months ago
  • After six months in moth balls I wasn't sure what it would take to shake out the blog at Pondside and give it some light and air. In the end, it was a cu...
    8 months ago
  • It's Christmas time in December. By now you all know that I love snow... And we've had plenty. I still have fond memories as a small child when the snow dr...
    9 months ago
  • Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me, let me be singing when the evening comes (Matt Redman) Return to the scene of the crime – the day I let the ...
    10 months ago
  • Wow, it's been a long time! Just came over here to my blog to make sure that things are still up and running. A friend had informed me that the link I prov...
    10 months ago
  • The journey home. Games were played, heads were rested, stops were made to explore the amazing Cathedral Grove, and for ice-cream. And the best part abou...
    1 year ago
  • Maureen's Little Cuban/Virgin Mojito, Version 1: 6-7 mint leaves 2 tsp sugar Juice of 1/2 lime Muddle in the bottom of the glass Fill glass with ice Po...
    1 year ago
  • My last post was Easter 2015. A lot happened during the past 12 months of course. My Grandsons grew like weeds, my parents moved up to Salt Lake, and bl...
    1 year ago
  • there was an interesting monologue that my daughter spewed forth a few weeks ago. i wrote the whole thing down on a little blue post-it note and just now...
    3 years ago