Prince Snow Farm


Hello again.

It's been a while.

I haven't meant to be gone so long.

But life sometimes gets in the way of the things you covet...

...and for me that is writing and photography...

and of course growing flowers.

My heart is full with all that spring and summer have gifted me...

a slower early sunrise... windows and shades up early.

I'm still here. Cleaning out the closets and under the beds...spending time with big kids when I am gifted the chance, and trying so hard to create a simpler home that allows more time for what we all crave.

I have missed you all! What have you been up to??




Life has a habit of happening over here.

Yesterday it was spring and today it is fall, and yet in between summer happened.

And it was filled with flowers!

I have been practicing as a flower farmer. Just on a teeny tiny scale.

But I think it's working. It feels right. It is joy and sweat and beauty all wrapped together in the most extraordinary packages. 

Sometimes I think I must be dreaming.

 The sky, the woods, nature surrounding me.

And the support others have blessed upon me...

 ...blessing others with these stems topped with  every color of the rainbow.

Frost has set in now.

And I will clean and organize and plan for 2019.

I would love to know two things from you:

1.) What is your favorite cut flower?
2.) Have you ever bought flowers from a local grower?

Enjoy your week.

xo  Monica


Farm and Coast

 It's that time. The time where I shed a tear or two for all that summer has meant to me.

Next week school starts, and I part with a place and a light and a pup that have my heart.

But I am blessed. I mean I get to drive a minute to the ocean, or walk down our hill and have an armful or bucketful of flowers in minutes. Vibrant, fragrant, fresh flowers.

There is an incredible sense of peace here. The kids are older, yet they are and out with friends, yet close enough for frequent mom hugs.

 I work hard in the summer to clean out the old and bring a fresh feeling to this little  1830's farmhouse perched  atop a hill.

I allow myself an equal amount of time for reading, writing, and most of all....dreaming.

Seeking PURPOSE is a serious undertaking. One must wait patiently for signs, even when craving answers more directly. 

Sometimes I think my path is being lit so brightly...that my answers have been set before me...

And then I start to question if I was really interpreting a sign, a feeling in the right way.

How do we know? How are we sure? Have you ever wondered the same?

I think perhaps I overthink my path instead of just letting it meander with confidence.

Sometimes I think that $$ forces me to make choices that are not necessarily in my heart.

 I know I want to write in some grow tend our photograph life

It will all fall into place


And in the meantime...

I have ALL of this beauty as inspiration.


July in the Garden

Well, July has been a beautiful month!

Crepis Flower

The flowers have started blooming and promise to bless me with an abundance of beauty.

Rubenza Cosmos

I am experimenting with many new varieties and have not found one I dislike!

Every week has brought a new look to the garden. At first it was lush and green, then color burst on the scene . Even the squash and pumpkin flowers light up the landscape  with their beauty.

green-eyed susan

My morning check-in really fills my soul with such a sense of peace. I am daily in awe of what we can produce with a bit of ambition, hope and desire.

The garden is something I never take for granted. It is beauty at its finest, but the beauty must be guided and coddled. In return we are given shadow and light, texture, color and scent.


Being in the garden allows me time to dream, to carve my purpose, to plan.

Did you know I have at least 5 novels started? While I am in the garden I am thinking of my storyline and characters...and of course another...


I hope to carve out more writing time. I have always known that growing beautiful flowers, and writing are my two purposes on Earth. 


I used to think I was supposed to find a way to combine the two. Recently I have been thinking that I am meant to let each take on its own unique entity. 

That thrills me!

I hope you will all be around someday when I need first draft readers.


In the meantime, I hope you enjoy seeing what I have been up to.

(and Stormy)


Leave me a note in the comments.

I would love to know what your July has been filled with. 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...