Beauty of Winter

On Tuesday evening the DC Metropolitan area began battening down for Winter Storm Petra, and by Wednesday the majority of schools were closed along with several universities and Government offices. Needless to say I was home and loved being tucked into our kitchen at Heath. After doing those frightful taxes I felt the need for comfort, and what better way to get back in sync than by testing a few recipes. 

Before cooking I paused for a brief moment to see the freshly fallen snow, and enjoyed the exquisite beauty of nature. These pictures are untouched and have that surreal look of black and white photography. But, now its time for sunny days with a bit of warmth.

Stay warm,


Flowers at Heath


The small window that we call spring is extremely short-lived here in the Mid-Atalntic and summer is vastly approaching. The cool breezy nights with a sky full of stars not impeded by humidity are a rarity. Having lush green grass grow without the strain of heat and humidity is a sight to behold, along with the flowers at Heath which have been unfolding around the property since late winter.


I always suspected the underlying secret to flowers is that various species will grow throughout the seasons so, that their glorious beauty is seen at all times of the year. As much as I love my peonies, irises and the cherry blossoms of spring I do look forward to the flowers of summer.

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I cannot wait to share the dahlias, sunflowers and hydrangeas, which will grow during the summer months ahead, but in the mean time please enjoy the flowers of spring from Heath!