Friday, October 09, 2015

A Little Song for October

It's chilly outside
and the skies are gray.
The clouds press down
like a weight today.
I think I'll stay inside
where the fire's burning
and dream a few dreams
of the season turning.
I'll sigh a few sighs
while the kettle sings.
I wonder what
tomorrow brings?

Will it be chilly outside?
Will the skies be gray?
Will the clouds press down?
Are they here to stay?
Will I stay inside?
Will the fire be burning?
Will I dream a few dreams
while the world keeps turning?
Will I whistle a tune
while the kettle sings?
Will I run outside?
Will I stretch these wings?

 I might tomorrow...
but not today!

Where ever you are, whatever the weather, 
I wish you comfort.  And Mabel recommends a good, long nap!

Thursday, October 08, 2015

October Sunrise

It is early morning, and I am lighting a fire in the wood cook stove. The year's last batch of tomato juice is in a large pot. Water in the canner hums softly as it comes to a boil.

A beautiful sunrise splashes rosy light in through the eastern window, and the beauty of the light lures me from the task at hand.

Stepping outside I am awash in dawn-light. The morning is still.

Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you peace.

Friday, October 02, 2015

The Temple of Falling Leaves

After I have done all I can,
when I have nothing left to give,
I need some time
in my green sanctuary.

I lay down 
in the soft grass
in a room that smells of
cedar and solitude.

In this temple of falling leaves
there are sacred artifacts
that remind me that there is
beauty in imperfection.

Light pours in
 through the canopy
with a message so elemental
It cannot be expressed in words.

So I breathe
I simply breathe
until the tension leaves my body
and the frantic drumming
 of my heart
eases to a 
steady tranquility.

Where ever you are, whatever the weather I wish you restoration and peace.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September in Photos- Once More With Feeling

This is the road to October. Shall we?

Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you a joyful journey.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Joys of Late September

are many and varied

like salsa so fresh the plants are still trembling when you eat it,

or a woodland walk
and apple picking
with someone special.
Or that certain shade

of September-Sky Blue.

Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you memorable days
in late September.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September in Photos - Twilight

Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you a lovely perspective.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tuesday Topic : Seasonal Produce

What produce is in season where you live right now? 

What is your favorite way to prepare and eat that item?

If you have time, please join the conversation in my comments or link to a post on this topic on your own blog. 

We are still overwhelmed with tomatoes, but apples are starting to pile up now too.  Made Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats earlier this week. Yum.

In a mason jar:

1 chopped apple, tossed in cinnamon (and a teeny bit of sugar, if you wish)
1 cup oats
1 cup milk (I used almond/coconut)

Add a drizzle of maple syrup (or other sweetener of choice)
And a handful of sunflower seeds

Put in refrigerator overnight. Eat cold in the morning.

I love this easy breakfast and the fresh apple added a great crunch!