Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturday Snapshot

I see dissarray.  We are painting the kitchen ceiling, so all of the kitchen furniture is in the living room where I am sitting.  The clutter makes it difficult for me to relax... so I take a deep breath and ignore it!

hear the noisy percolator.  The coffee maker chatters and gurgles as it makes my morning cup of hazelnut.

smell the blended aromas of wood smoke and coffee.

taste a wedge of un-frosted carrot cake, left over from dinner last night.  It tastes satisfying with my first mug of coffee.

feel content, enjoying the quiet of morning before the busyness of the day.  

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you contentment and warmth.

Monday, January 13, 2014


One of my poems has been reprinted, with my permission, on this lovely blog:

Take a peek, if you wish.  I have found the content of the blog to be very lovely and uplifting.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Remants of Autumn

 Remnants of Autumn remain

 As Winter hangs her art in unexpected places.

 I wonder who walked the woods and fields before me,

 leaving footprints and artifacts behind?

These photos are from yesterday, when the balmy 31 degree F thermometer reading lured me outdoors.  Today, an arctic blast is settling in... and I am settling myself in indoors with a woodfire crackling and a tea kettle humming.  Let the wild wind roar!

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you comfort and joy.

Thursday, January 02, 2014


For just this moment, the sun is shining. Sparks of light glint off the many inches of snow that blanket the ground in these crisp-cold days of early January.   In the past few days, I have noticed with joy the lengthening of the days, but until now there have been no blue skies to revel in.

I am beginning the new year with a round of deep cleaning, setting aside items to donate or pass along as I work.  I am trying to begin with a clean slate.

Looking ahead, I expect to try collecting sap and making maple syrup for the first time in February, just before launching into this year's gardening season with seed starting in all the sunny windows of this old farm house.

For now, I will sit quietly and enjoy this brilliant light.  It is a truly welcome blessing in the heart of winter.

Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you blessings and light.