Blogoversary Cake



We finally got around to celebrating my one year blogoversary with cake tonight as suggested by a WordPress friend. As requested, here is a photograph of our cake, a cinnamon streusel cake. My children and I managed to devour a whole loaf pan of it in under 20 minutes. Don’t report us to the nutrition police. I’m sure the cinnamon will be good for controlling our blood sugar. The discerning among you will notice that one of my talented children managed to flick some of the streusel into my milk. Two points!

I asked my second son to make a nice arrangement of the candle, the plates, and the cake, I would be taking pictures, and this is what he came up with:



Not bad. Unfortunately, he put out five candles, planning we should celebrate my daughter’s birthday instead of my blogoversary. 🙂 (I don’t think any of us will be quitting our day jobs to become food photographers.)

Hope you all have happy tummies tonight!

Hugs, Brenda

My Prince has Come… and Gone!


My prince has come!


My, he seems angry. And he has a hook!


Now that crocodile has eaten him! He must have gone down well despite the hook and sword, that croc looks so cheerful! What’s that mysterious ticking noise?

The End

Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham

Inspired by the amazing horticulture at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. We have left the snow in New England, but we have found Snow White. 🙂 This was for all of you who’ve asked to see snaps from our trip…

Captured for the First Time!

Used with Kind Permission of Tracy at Wanderlust

Used with Kind Permission of Tracy at Wanderlust

Never before photographed in the wild!
The elusive, secretive Ice Snails

Ice Snails clinging
Before the big race
Little hearts singing
Hoping for speed and grace.

Cloaking devices active —
Only frost fairies see snails —
Rainbow refractive.
Snails leave glistening trails.

One will finish first,
Blest by the Frost Queen,
Putting on speed in a burst,
Winning rights to preen.

Fairies celebrate with hot cider,
Made from Autumn’s windfalls,
Berry tart and mushroom slider —
Feasting and fun within Fairy halls.

No wild life were harming in the making of this post. 😉

Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham

Inspired by Tracy’s Ice photographs at Wanderlust. Check them out, they are awesome!

Humongous Fungus


Oh, silly us, we once met a fungus that was simply humongous.
Feeling bilious, we returned home telling tales of delicious bling-bling-gus.


Another day, not far from home, we were quite alone; we chanced to see
Proof that no gargantuan fungus ever would be aloof from my friend or me.

Lest you fear that the last humongous fungus had done for us
We’re pleased to confide (nothing to hide) another rippling dalrymple soon stunned us.


Copyright 2013 Brenda Davis Harsham