Saturday, June 23, 2012

The DMS Wants to Know!

This week, we have been chatting it up about the wonders and magic of gardens. Monday's Riddle sprouted the seeds of our imagination, and we all grew a little with my mom's review of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Lizzy and I told you about two of our favorite natural snacks on Top of the Heap. My little sister, Margo, even got involved with her choice of the visually engaging children's book Grandma Says...Dream Green by Nancy-Jo Funaro. And, today, on this lovely (actually sparkling in New England) Saturday, we want to hear from all of you!

The DMS wants to know: What is your favorite thing about nature's amazing bounty?
(ie. gardening, shopping at a local, fresh market, picking flowers, spending time at the beach (for me- eating clams :) etc...)

We told you ours, now let's hear yours! 
Flower Garden by Diana Stevan





26 comments:

  1. Sitting at the beach in the late afternoon, waiting for the sun to set over the water, listening to the waves crashing on the shore, while reading a great book!! One of my favorite things!!

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    1. Elizabeth- The beach is one of my favorite spot to be! You described it perfectly. :) ~F

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  2. When I go to work every morning, just as I crest a large hill coming into London I'm faced with the sun rising over the horizon. I'd love to take a photo but that probably wouldn't be a good idea at sixty on my motorbike, but at least I can enjoy it's beauty.

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    1. Hi Roger, That sounds amazing! Probably not a good idea when you are going 60! LOL : ) ~ F

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  3. I love the beach. Funny thing is, I hate large bodies of water. If I am on a bridge or a boat, I totally freak! I won't even consider going on a cruise. But, I love looking at the ocean and walking the beach. I hope to live somewhere with a water view someday. Just don't stick in said water...eek!

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    1. Hi Ali, That is funny, but I guess it's not like the beach is going to cave or sink- so it's a bit less unsettling : ) I love being at the beach- it's so peaceful and serene, yet powerful at the same time. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us! ~ F

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  4. DMS, thanks for stopping by my blog. Your question is interesting because I live in the desert. I would never pick a flower and we have no clams.LOL My nature's bounty is the view of dry but gorgeous mountains, stars in the sparkling, very dark sky and creatures like roadrunners, rabbits, ladybugs and butterflies.

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    1. Hi The Desert Rocks, That is so interesting. As soon as I read your comment, I started to picture what the world looks like from your window and my imagination took me there, it sounds beautiful. Thanks for stopping by! Great to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  5. I love to hike. There is something about the quite of a forest. It's almost spooky.

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    1. Hi Peggy, I love hiking too! It's so freeing to be surrounded by nature, far away from the noise and static. Great to hear from you! ~ F

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  6. picking a tomato in my garden, sprinkling it with sale and enjoying it!!

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    1. Hi Annmarie, what on earth could be better than a garden tomato- I mean, really, they are awesome! Thanks for sharing with us : ) ~ F

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  7. Apples from our tree (rather than the supermarket, black cherries (I just love them), tomatoes from Terry’s dad’s greenhouse and, and, and – oh there is just so much!

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    1. Hi Barbara, I love black cherries, and black cherry ice cream. I agree, there is just so, so much out there that's amazing! Great to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  8. For me it has to be the changing colours of the leaves, I love it when they turn from green to that lovely russet colour.

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    1. Hi Petty, Fall in New England is one of the most beautiful things I have ever experienced. I completely agree with you. It's such a spectacular display of nature's brilliant colors! Thanks for sharing with us : ) ~ F

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  9. My favorite thing about summer is fresh fruits and vegetables! We used to have a farmer's market just outside of the store that I manage, and I used to load up every Friday. Now I have to locate another one since that one closed. I LOVE fresh summer veggies! Oh, and the beach, and clams, and...and...and...

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    1. Hi Dawn, I'm right there with you! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us : ) ~ F

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  10. I really love going to farmers' markets every week because they are filled with surprises!!!

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    1. Hi Patty, I agree, they are so fun! And, it seems the dinner that night always tastes extra special : ) ~ F

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  11. I love staring at the clouds. To me, nothing is more beautiful than a blue sky with big puffy white clouds. I can watch them change form for hours.

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    1. Hi Kelly, It's so funny that you mention this. Just yesterday was the absolute, best fluffy cloud watching day I have ever seen in New England. They were spectacular! Thanks for reminding me about that : ) ~ F

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  12. All of the above. I love going to the beach, farmer's markets are the best we have a bunch of them here in Portland and just being outside in the sunshine. I have a beautiful backyard that is a forest!

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    1. Hi Heidi, How cool that you have a forest as your backyard! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us : ) ~ F

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  13. I love the bright sunshine and the variances in color of Mother Earth's plants. I'm particularly fond of sunflowers, how the flower turns to face the sun every day.

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    1. Donna- I could look at plants all day long. They change a little every day and in different lights. Sunflowers always amaze me! ~F

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