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Taking Time to Rest and Recharge

I am a busy person. Most times, if you ask me how things are, I will reply with “busy!” I have endless ideas, often feel like I have endless energy, and I hate sitting still. My idea of a relaxing day is to get in the kitchen and make something, or to go in the…

Times of Refreshing

There are times in our lives when we need to step back, be silent, find refreshment.  For me, these last two weeks have been one of those times. Hubby and I hopped in the car and drove to the mountains.  A trip we had been planning for awhile, but it could not have come at…

Signs of Spring

Despite the cold chill in the air, there are signs of Spring popping up everywhere. These pretty little flowers are always some of the first to bloom in my garden, nestled among my tulip and hyacinth leaves.  (I never actually see any tulips or hyacinths as the deer like to keep them well pruned!)  I…

Looking Up

Sometimes life becomes so busy that I feel like the days slip by without me really noticing them.  In winter especially, when the days are short, it is not unusual for me to head to work in the dark and head home in the dark and only experience the outside world for the few minutes…

A Special Order for Christmas

Someone must have put in an order for Christmas snow, because on December 23 we woke up to this:     We enjoyed this snow (and more!) right through Christmas until this morning, when I woke up to green grass and rain. Oh how I love a white Christmas!  Everything just looks prettier when it…

Make Your Own Evergreen Christmas Wreath

Make Your Own Evergreen Christmas Wreath

Last year I shared with you how my mother-in-law taught me how to make an evergreen wreath.  This year we gathered with the whole family (my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, too!) to make them again.  We started our outing at our land to gather the evergreen boughs, and after a long (and somewhat wet!) hike we…

If You Don’t Like the Weather…..

Yesterday, I was outside enjoying the sunshine while I harvested more lettuce, herbs, celery and beans from the garden. I even took some time to do a photo shoot with a  new sweater friend on such a beautiful sunny day: This morning I woke up to this: By lunchtime it looked like this: Winter is…

Simple Beauty

Hubby and I have discovered a new place to walk.  It’s a bit unconventional for this girl, but it’s quiet (except for the odd woodpecker and rooster) and it has some beautiful scenery. Sometimes it pays to walk off the beaten track.  This “trail” starts a 5 minute jaunt from our house and we’ve walked…

What’s Growing in the Garden in February…

Absolutely nothing but snow!  We haven’t seen snow like this in a while.  Usually it snows and melts snows and melts.   But this year it snows and snows and snows some more. That’s the picnic table under there.  Anyone up for an alfresco dinner? What’s that?  You’re up for a snow picnic?  Well…first we have…

Winter Has Come Early

These are pictures I took on Saturday morning.   On Saturday afternoon I looked out and saw this: Winter has come early this year, not with a whisper but with a shout!  Anyone want to come and build a snowman?

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