November passed by much too quickly this year. Wasn’t it just Hallowe’en?
With November came the colder weather. Watching Maus on a particularly blustery walk home from school, as she tucked her face into the top of jacket, it occurred to me that the one thing missing […]
As the days in October slowly get cooler, it is high time some new woollies get knit. Straight from Iceland (thanks A & M!) I am trying my hand at stranded knitting for the first time, using two different shades of green Lettlopi wool. I am using […]
Wind has now left few leaves clinging to the trees. The sky is grey, the ground wet; soggy piles of brown leaves line our street. But it is November 1st, and this is part and parcel of late fall. What beautiful autumn weather we have had this year, and we have made it out for […]
The first frosts have come, and with them the end of many of the plants that were still in the garden. Tomato and pepper plants, ground cherries and basil. And so today, lucky to have a day overcast but mild, I spent a little time in the garden – […]
Autumn knitting is a wonderful thing…as the evenings are dark much earlier, the rain hits the windows, and outside the temperatures are getting colder, it is nice to be curled on the the couch with knitting in hand. These last few weeks have been so busy for us though, […]
Inspired by a recent post I read on 10 simply good things, I thought Thanksgiving week-end would be the perfect time to make my own list of 10 little things that make me smile. I am thankful for so many things, chief among them Mausi’s papa, who is as […]
October is a great time to start putting bird feeders out. Natural food sources are becoming depleted, and birds will quickly learn that your backyard feeder is a good place to go.
Tips for successful winter care of feathered friends :: Place bird feeders on or near trees and shrubs with […]
Ah, welcome Autumn! With apple sauce and squash apple soup to make, apple and pumpkin pies to bake, leaves to gather, lanterns to craft, walks to take, cozy sweaters to wear, celebrations to have and puddles that beg to be splashed in (and […]
The days are getting just a little shorter, the nights are cooler, apples are hanging low on trees, and the slow ripe smell of autumn is creeping into the woods…
Happily we are still a little way from frozen streams and blowing snow, and with its sometimes warm sunny days and […]
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