Monthly Archives: November 2014

Memory Tree

More than a Christmas Tree. A memory tree. Ornaments that tell stories of years gone by. Decorated this year by little hands. Hands that were holding treasured ornaments their mother had made when her hands were just that size. Top … Continue reading

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Birds With Bells

and the seasons change harvest acorns stored away now replaced by bells

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Thanksgiving

Thankful for the things we have that we should never take for granted. Our comfortable home, our food, our clothes. These are not simple things for far too many. Thankful for the peace within our walls, for unconditional love and … Continue reading

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Fog

The fog rules. Trees are still while the fog swirls. Wispy tendrils slither around branches. Eerie. Palpable. Moisture that sits on the tips of Daisy’s fur even on the briefest of morning trips out before breakfast. Droplets that settle on … Continue reading

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Season of Lists

My computer seems very slow this morning. Sort of mirroring my response to things so far today. It’s always a bit of a wonder to me that I once did so much without missing a beat. It was a busy … Continue reading

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Last of the Leaves

papery brown leaves cling to cold, barren branches with tenacious grasp

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What’s Not Wrong?

Read something recently that I’ve been thinking about. The suggestion was made that starting the day on a positive note might be the path to a more centered, relaxed approach to life. Think about how many times we all ask … Continue reading

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Fresh Cranberry Cake (Pie)

This is a fresh cranberry cake baked in a pie pan. It’s easy to make and totally delicious. It’s also a really nice addition to the seasonal rotation of apple and pumpkin pies. This is adapted from an Ina Garten recipe in … Continue reading

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Streamlined Pumpkin Butter

I read a recipe recently for pumpkin butter. It was actually made with pureed roasted squash. The directions included roasting squash halves until tender, and scooping out the pulp as a base for the recipe. It occurred to me that canned … Continue reading

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L.L.Bean’s Customer Service

Thinking about an impressive example of customer service this morning. We stopped at an L.L.Bean store in Marshfield yesterday on our way home from Providence to explore my options in the great boot search of 2014. My criteria for boots … Continue reading

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