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Welcome to Our Home

We are blessed to live in a beautiful place.  When we decided to leave the big, bad, violent city behind and go elsewhere for our retirement we never imagined we could find such a wonderful, peaceful, natural and affordable setting.  Thank you God!

Let me take you on a tour.  As you drive into the community you will notice a beautiful assortment of spring/summer flowers.

Lily Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Lily
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

 

A Perfect Rose Bud Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
A Perfect Rose Bud
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

 

Purple Irises Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Purple Irises
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

This is our home.  We enjoy lunch on our deck weather permitting.  Our neighbors drive by on golf carts and wave when they go by.  You can see the cow pasture behind us.  No cows were out when this was taken but they do come down to the fence to say “hello.”

Our House Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Our House
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

The humming-bird feeder in front of my studio window.  Bob and I both enjoy watching birds at this feeder.

Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Hummingbird Feeder
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

I like to go down to the lake for my morning meditation weather permitting.

Lake View Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Lake View
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

Enjoy the  wonderful view of the lake as you leave the property.  Be careful and drive slowly, we don’t want to have to pull you out of the water.  🙂

Lakewood Driveway Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Lakewood Driveway
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread Photo copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
Zucchini Bread
Photo copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

Last week I found myself at a small town farmer’s market.  One of the things that came home with me was a zucchini.  Some of it went into zucchini and tomatoes and the rest found it’s way into the lovely loaf of gluten free zucchini bread pictured above. I used my mother’s zucchini bread recipe with my usual substitutions — agave nectar, flax seed meal and hot water, unsweetened applesauce, buckwheat flour and all purpose gluten free flour.  I also added chopped walnuts and to be just a little naughty chocolate chips. You can convert your own recipes.  It’s not that hard, but it can take a little time and experimentation to figure out your substitutions.

Thought for Today

President Barack Obama presenting Maya Angelou...
President Barack Obama presenting Maya Angelou with the Presidential Medal of Freedom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” — Maya Angelou, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes