About me



 People ask me about the name of my blog and the Radish part.  I used radishes because they are visual attractive, round and red. And when old, they are old a little caustic and biting.   Sometimes that is me

 I live in Northeastern Florida, and I moved here from Puget Sound of Washington.   My subject matter is always in flux.  I go through different crazes and my blog goes with me.  I enjoy food, photography, I love my family, and I am creative always.  I write about life.   Lately I have included some politics and religion.   


November 24, 2015



It is kind of weird, but your hand wants to draw.  It does not want to push computer buttons all the time.  This is my fifth drawing this week.  I took drawing in college and the only reason I passed was that I showed up on time every class day.  I am sure that I got a B because I was pleasant and was a regular.  


I have been wanting to do something with my photography for some time now.   In that vein I signed up for an expensive on-line class which starts this November 30. It is about creativity in your photography.  I think the teacher's creative source is learn from others painting and photography.  I said to myself I have better start looking at some art.  One daughter gave me a lovely book on photography for my birthday.  And I have been cruising around on the Internet.  

I have been wanting to add pen marks to my photos. But my pen marks were not all that swift.  I saw this class from Creative Live on drawing the everyday, everyday.  Mr. Radish was ill, and I was pretty bored.  The class was $29.00. It was just an awakening to the joy and relaxation of drawing. I happen to be drawing on my IPad in a 4 or 5 dollar app called Procreate, but there are free ones out there. Some day I might buy pen and paper. This sketch here forced me to go and look at my jeans to see exactly how they were made.  

I would love to give this class away for Christmas presents.      



November 22, 2015

We are sharing Thanksgiving this year with our neighbors across the hall.  I am doing the turkey, wild rice, and cranberries and my friend is doing all the rest.  Every where I look there are Thanksgiving recipes, and it is the side dishes that especially appeal to me. There are the corn breads, stuffings, bread puddings, gratins, vegetables that are driving me crazy with anticipation and I could never do them justice on one day.  Therefore I am going to start today, Sunday, cooking and enjoying Thanksgiving dishes.    


November 19, 2015

I think a year ago today Mr. Radish and I got on a plane and flew here to Florida.  Moving was a big deal from the stand point of all the stuff we either had to get rid of or move, leaving two daughters and their families, and getting used to a new place.  

Are we happy?Yes we are.  Not like deliriously happy because people our age are not deliriously happy.  Here is a list of some of our happiness.  

We very much like our condo and the setting.

We are making inroads to liking warm water fish. 

We are adapting to the heat and humidity. The other night on the deck it was 70 degrees and Mr. Radish said that he could not believe that he was a little chilly.

Our church is a big plus in our life.  We had no idea what we did not know.  In the west there is no sin, here churches talk about it.  

Around here, there are about an equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans.  I do not need to apologize about being conservative.

People do not worry about earthquakes here.  Snakes maybe.  

On the whole people are very friendly here.  Everyone is from someplace else.  


Happy Birthday Floridians!



November 16, 2015


The information below has come directly from Jonah Goldberg


"Yale offers 26 courses on African-American studies, 64 courses on “Ethnicity, Race and Migration,” and 41 courses under the heading of “Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.” I am probably low-balling the real numbers."

"How many courses are there on the Constitution? Well, from what I can tell: two (though one is actually taught by a conservative visiting professor, Steven Calabrisi). The History department offers three courses on the era of the Founding, all by a single professor."


Even  at this late date I think the students of University of Missouri, and Yale need to stop being coddled.  It you read the article you will see how many safe places they have at Yale.

We are giving no help to our young letting them be pampered.  They must toughen up.  I have been in their place of being the only white woman on a street corner waiting for a bus being called names along with sexual taunts.  I was terrified. But when ISIS shows up here, will they whine and cry? I hope not, because with ISIS, no one is special.  



November 13, 2015

I realize that today is Friday the 13th, and I am clumbsy. This dish just fell from my hand and also a large glass of iced tea has covered my rug.  Friday the 13th  is also known as Black Friday.  I don't know about you, but I am going to wear good shoes today so I do not break an ankle.  


Happy Weekend.  And I liked that plate alot.