about home, garden, life

Author relaxing at the home of P Allen Smith during G2B13 event

Author relaxing at the home of P Allen Smith during G2B13 event at Moss Mountain Farm, outside Little Rock, Arkansas

Welcome to home, garden, life. Thanks for your interest.

Residing in foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in a quiet hamlet outside Charlottesville, Virginia, USA I am surrounded by unparalleled vignettes of nature.
Daily images inspire my photography — coloring my essays.
Passionate about whole food, sustainable living, and humane treatment of animals, I garden using organic methods — living lightly on this earth. I am a Virginia Master Gardener, Bluebird Monitor, and host a Monarch Waystation on my property.

Please explore my site, as I use the WordPress platform to share ideas, educate, and inspire.

The best way to peruse this blog is through the search, month, and category bars found on the left side of the page.
In-depth exploration of this blog promises details on the joys of home, garden, and life through my photography, recipes, and seasonal adventures.

My motto: “Respect the earth; create memorable food”.

Want to know more about the author?
Simply click this link: https://dianelasauce.wordpress.com//?s=introduction&search=Go and voila‘!
Enjoy, sit back, and kindly comment on the site, as I invite questions.
Blogging is a solitary effort without feedback.

Thank you.

Diane LaSauce
A one-woman operation since 2000
Maker of “the best Key Lime Pie on the Planet”
Free Union, Virginia

Albemarle County, Virginia June 2011

All images and content Copyright © 2011-2016 by Diane LaSauce

 All Rights Reserved

27 thoughts on “about home, garden, life”

  1. Hi HGL. I see that you’ve been nominated for several blog awards — so I thought I’d add another one to your collection, The Liebster Award. I truly enjoy your work and your world. Details can be found here: http://wp.me/p1w6cN-226.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Hi dear,
    I nominated you for the Infinity Dreams Award 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. What a beautiful example for the younger generations! You hear so much of GMO coming from the U.S I feel that your blog is an example of being able to live the organic dream even when you are surrounded with others who want to “progress”…
    Keep it up, you are the hope 🙂


  4. Congradulations! I have just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Here is a link to my post for you to accept the award:http://thebelmontrooster.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/my-very-inspiring-blogger-award/.


  5. I would like to nominate your AWESOME blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Let me know if you are interested at belmontrooster@centurylink.net or mysticalmansion@yahoo.com please.


  6. Really awesome blog! My hat is off to you!


  7. I am a green-thumb too and I must admit i am so so delighted to have stumbled upon your blog.
    Loving this!


  8. I need to add the foothills of Virginia to my places to visit: http://marygilmartin.wordpress.com/abouttheauthor/


  9. I just found your blog through another one and was delighted to see you live near Charlottesville! That is where I am located with my family and always looking for local inspiration. So happy to find you!


  10. Sounds like a beautiful place to live! Happy to have found your blog 🙂


  11. loved your blog & i’m glad i stumbled uppon another nature lover 🙂


  12. Gina's Professions for PEACE said:

    This is a beautiful blog, and so well organized. I too garden organically and do all I can to live lightly. While my primary blog is poetry and musings on peace and growing, my new ‘baby’ is a blog where I hope to offer ideas for urbanites such as myself to do what we can to live more more green, more sensitive to the earth and to not be wasteful. It is a work in progress. In finding this beauty you’ve created, I am humbled yet reminded to remember: just offer what I can and not feel like so many others are doing it better already. Thank you so much for creating this site and sharing your wit and wisdom! Cheers, Gina


  13. Love your nature-friendly blog and lifestyle. I will feature when I get a chance.


  14. I really don’t know your area at all. I’ve been to Maryland briefly but that’s quite aways from Virginia. One of the great things about blogs: sharing and learning new stuff!


  15. Beautiful and breathtaking…not just the photos but the layout and the feel. Very refreshing for the digital world; nice job Diane!


  16. Dear Diane! Congratulations for being the recipient of the Beautiful Blogger Award! For more information, please visit http://aleafinspringtime.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/beautiful-blogger-award/
    Many hugs, Sharon


  17. Lucia Dulan said:

    Lovely photographs and words. A sleet covered view is in the realm of fairy tales. The juxtaposition of brilliant color and a tranquil landscape inspires awe.


If you have a moment, I would love to hear from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.