Happy beginnings of the holiday season! It is also the season for pie-baking, one of my favorite things to do. Personally, there are times when I want to bake an entire pie and either share it with some friends or devour most of it myself. There are other times, however, I just want to have […]
Gardening is definitely not a picture-perfect hobby. There are many days spent dealing with powdery mildew, battling against bugs, anguishing over produce stolen by squirrels, and contemplating how on earth I can’t just grow a consistent tomato crop. This year, we have been blessed with a classic Indian summer in Colorado, where the shades of […]
For us, Labor Day was exactly what the holiday sounds like: a day of actual labor and hard work. I hope yours was much more relaxing; although, working hard is rewarding and satisfying in its own rite. Today’s post might contain a lot more photos than usual, but posting them gives proof that gardening, harvesting, […]
Pink… What words come to mind, when you see this color or hear its name? What associations, emotions, pictures, people? I see beautiful sunsets, gorgeous azalea blooms from my home state of Florida, Sunday dresses, spring ties, sprinkled cupcakes, seersucker suits, brightly colored parrots, a singer by this name, ripe strawberries, and, of course, flamingos. […]
Why do I procrastinate, when I know that if I just applied a little elbow grease right now and set aside a little time at the present, I would be rewarded in the future? Rewarded with peace, bounty, satisfaction, and even extra time. Discussing the whys and hows of the roots of procrastination in my […]
After ten years in Colorado, I am not that surprised at this month’s drastic weather fluctuations. Here, April is always characterized by volatility, but enough already with this late spring snow! Today was exceptionally messy: five inches of snowfall throughout the day, with temperatures hovering around 20 degrees. Aside from venturing out for a cozy […]
Rooted in a love of gardening and crafting cocktails from what I grow in my backyard, holly & flora is a resource for garden-to-glass drinks that are seasonally driven and culinarily influenced.