Denise Ullem


writer. ponderer. observer of small details, usually in the form of crumbs on my kitchen floor. a very gritty person indeed. (formerly Musings de Mommy).

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Cheers to fellow diet coke lovers and

I feel so very domestic



Little slice of lazy day heaven.

can you see the mountains in the window of my favorite restaurant?

Noon sun on the wild flowers.

Are you kidding me? Even the rear view is perfect.


On our way up to the continental divide.

Life. Is. Good.

Out my (vacation) bedroom window.

I don't know that I will ever tire of this meal. Tomatoes and basil grown on the deck, in our own little slice of sun.

Morning hike

Lucky lucky me. My copy of 's Planting Dandelions arrived just before vacation.

Summer bounty. After 4 unsuccessful summers, finally hit the tomato-load.

Friday afternoon at the lake. #bliss #where'stheCabanaBoy?

These windmills in northern Iowa always remind me of The Man Of La Mancha. Wonder what don Quiote would make of these.

Life is gooooood

4th of July duck parade