Tuesday, October 25, 2016


I Love A Tree

When I pass to my reward
Whenever that may be,
I'd like my friends to think of me
As one who loved a tree.
I may not have a statesman's poise,
Nor thrill a throng with speech,
But I may benefit mankind
If I set out a beech.
If I transport a sapling oak
To rear its mighty head.
Twill make for them a childhood shrine,
That will not soon decay.
Or if I plant a tree with fruit
On which the birds may feed,
Then I have fostered feathered friends
And that's a worthy deed.
For winter when the days grow short
And spirits may run low,
I'd plant a pine upon the scape
T'would lend a cheery glow.
I'd like a tree to mark the spot
Where I am laid to rest
For that would be the epitaph
That I would like the best.
Tho it's not carved upon a stone
For those who come to see,
But friends would know that resting there
Is he, who loved a tree.

~Samuel N. Baxter~

Monday, October 24, 2016


These are from our vacation in Kauai last December/January.

I am supporting the following memes as they become available, with many thanks to all our hosts.

Maggie a Mosaic Monday
Michelle at Nature Notes
Jesh at Seasons 
Tom at Tuesday's Treasures
N.C. Sue at Wordless (on Tuesday) at Image-in-ing
Betty at Wednesday Around the World


I found this recipe here at The Recipe Rebel hosted by Ashley.

Chicken Alfredo Quesadilla - serves 1

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 4 minutes
Total time: 9 minutes

1 tortilla (original, whole wheat or flavor of choice)
1/4 cup Alfredo sauce
1/2 cup cooked chicken
1/3 cup shredded cheese

Lay the tortilla flat.  Spread half of it with Alfredo sauce and top with chicken and cheese.

Place in a pan and heat over medium heat until cheese is nicely melted.

Serve and enjoy!

This is a great meal for putting on the table quickly, and is very tasty.

I added a sliced sauteed tomato, and a small dish of salsa on the side.  I would also have added a nice green salad if I had the ingredients in the fridge, but it had been a busy day and I did not have time to go to the store.  I used what was on hand and it turned out to be very tasty.  

Definitely putting this on the make again list for busy days.