Well, I almost stopped doing this blog since some of my friends seemed to be concerned about me after my last posts.  For those friends who don’t know it, I have a very quirky sense of humor.  I think it was developed from all those winters that I spent growing up in Cleveland, Ohio.  At any rate, I didn’t realize that ending a post with Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” would give anyone cause for concern until I mentioned the weird reactions I was getting to a long-time friend who happens to be from Cleveland too.  She said she read my post, and as usual, simply enjoyed hearing from me.  However, she did say that having that Pink Floyd song might give someone the impression that I was drifting off into a suicidal binge – OMG!

I’ve been doing a post a week for the last couple of years, so if it sounds like I am going off into the deep end, in reality, I am not:  I am simply sharing something.  Consider these posts a little window into my reality, and simply enjoy.

There are just so many things that are in bloom right now.  I love my flowers, and I love how they photograph.

Here are a few that lit up my world this past week:















I also like to bake, and so here’s what I made this past week for my husband, who absolutely loves rhubarb.  This tart is made from the first batch of rhubarb from my garden.  And as usual, it was delicious!  I don’t even like rhubarb but I squealed when I my first taste of this.











I shared this secret and easy recipe for this before, so I have not re-posted it.  Just enter it in the search box at the top to get it from the archives.  It is timeless and always good.

What else?  I like to take our dog, Bello, for an evening walk on the trails nearby our house.  It is so quiet, and we usually don’t run into anyone, so it is especially nice.  I wanted to share a picture of the evening light that makes those walks magic for me.


So whatever your reality is, I invite you to share yours with me, or simply enjoy mine!

About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.


  1. @Lisa: just wanna say: thanks for your words and appreciation. it IS all about the balance, isn’t it? I am going to have to check out the book Pam mentions: “A Fine Balance”…just writing it makes me feel good.

  2. Never thought of you as suicidal. I look forward to your honest appraisals of the crazy cock-eyed shenanigans of our end of a Super-Power Era… embellished with your flowers and delicious offerings. I think the whole concept of the modern times is to be comfortably numb with consumerism and entertainment. If people really realize just how haywire our government is, how sick the system is, how dangerous it is to be alive now with the health care system the way it is… that causes people to be suicidal unless they can’t find some source which can inspire them or numb them. Your garden and kitchen and heart inspires me!

  3. Ha, Ha,ha, Your post made me laugh out loud.
    Do not go too far off before I come to Asheville
    to hang out with you all as promised. LOL
    I am sending a video of me reading my poetry soon.

    Love the pie! yumm. HAPPY SPRING!!
    Miz Rize

  4. Hi Sadhvi , thnx for sharing this ! I love your pic’s and please send me the recipe from your “SADHVI’S SWISS RHUBARB TART” ! Would love , Varish.

  5. Loved this post, sadhvi! It’s yet another reminder that it’s all about finding a balance. This is much on my mind these days, having just finished an incredible book, “A Fine Balance,” by Rohinton Mistry, a novel about India, primarily in 1975. Unforgettable characters.

  6. Perhaps I am morbid and/or suicidal, but I enjoyed the Pink Floyd song so much, that I spent hours afterwards on YouTube, listening to the old recordings and versions of this song..until I was comfortably numb…

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