Friday, January 13, 2017

missing winter white...


I know winter isn't over yet... but the two significant storms we've had here in the northeast were short lived.  Sure it's nice not to have to drive in it, but it doesn't feel much like winter when the temperature is hovering in the 50's and all the clean white blankets of snow have dwindled down to a few dirty remnants of plowed snow here and there leaving nothing pretty and pristine to look at...only grays and faded browns. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Harlow's Pub.....

By recommendation of our friends at Field and Forest Recreation in Harrisville, NH, my husband and I stopped in for lunch at Harlow's Pub in Peterborough, NH on Saturday.  The minute we walked in, we knew this was

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

three days straight...

Thursday, 4:35pm..."red at night...sailors delight"
Splinters and nicked up knuckles...wind burn and chapped lips, aching back...Friday, Saturday and Sunday....I worked three days straight to get this far.  I've come a long way since

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

coming around again.....

Tomorrow is the first day of autumn as the calendar tells us.  Our world also tells us this in its ever changing canvas.  The seasons, like a well worn book that we read over and over again, are predictable and longed for.  Throwing that favorite sweater on to take a walk outside...taking in the sights and smells of fall.  Getting mindfully ready for the season after.  Knowing all too well we will be hunkering down indoors with a warm cup of comfort and that well worn book to read once again.  Welcome autumn, welcome.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

cotton and cashmere...

I discovered something about myself today while cleaning my closet.  Cotton and cashmere...a metaphor for who I am.   Simply cleaning out my closet made me realize I am both.  It may not seem all that impressive to read, but it made me think about myself.  Cotton is my "go to" fabric everyday.  I am a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal.  It's my work clothes, my home gear, it's pretty much my 365 days wear.  But, when the event calls for something a bit more dressed up, I do have my soft cashmere sweater (and of course, my jeans).

I'm cotton and cashmere.  I'm down to earth and homegrown as well as polished soft like cashmere.

Read your closet...what fabric are you?
 

Friday, June 17, 2016

gettin' crafty...

I love it when I'm home, in my jammies with coffee in hand, on a rainy Sunday to do whatever I wish.  I can multi-task with wild abandon!  Throw a load of laundry in, (have another cup o joe...), clear some clutter, find a lost earring (bonus!), organize that cupboard...you get the idea.  This particular Sunday was my "finish up a few

Friday, June 10, 2016

embrace the unexpected...


What started out as a rainy Memorial day turned pleasantly summer like.  I chose to forego the four wheeler ride and just meander around on foot to take photos of whatever appeared in my path.  I'm so glad I did!  My white lilac was bursting with blossoms and a butterfly was taking full advantage of it.  Greenery was exploding in every fashion in the woods.  And the unexpected