Tag Archives: autumn

I have been eaten by caterpillars & other early September stories

  This morning a leaf beckoned me to open the deck door and walk outside.  Come, come, it whispered.  I am covered with dew.  I am a harbinger of autumn, even though most of your leaves still sing in green.  … Continue reading

Posted in September 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Battened down, eating sweet squash pie & not blogging much

Dear friends, Wishing you well this fine November day, however the day finds you. Just wanting to let you know that–even though I am not blogging lately–all is well in our Little House in the Big Woods. We’re almost prepared … Continue reading

Posted in November 2014 | Tagged , , , , , | 89 Comments

One bright magical shining leaf that was known as Camelot

Today I shall tell you the story of one bright shining magical yellow leaf. Before that tale births, may I share other stories of waves, sand, trees, autumn colors, and who knows what else? Last weekend we drove east and … Continue reading

Posted in October 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

Tea on deck; perfect autumn afternoon

It’s a perfect Indian Summer afternoon here in the northwoods.  The temperature is a sultry 73 degrees (23 C). I’m drinking tea on the deck and feeling that delightful moment of grace when summer sings back into our lives for … Continue reading

Posted in September 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 59 Comments

Is it possible to pick kiwis in Michigan in late October?

What constitutes an ordinary adventure in our lives? How do we discover the extraordinary hiding amidst the ordinary? Is it possible to discover magic in our life when we least expect it? Is it possible to feast upon tropical fruit … Continue reading

Posted in October 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Cha-cha-cha-salsa and not being sure

It’s 3:30 on Sunday, Labor Day weekend. Time to make pesto. Walnuts roast in a 350 degree oven until they smell warm and toasty. Fresh pungent green basil lies newly picked on the counter ready for drenching in olive oil. … Continue reading

Posted in September 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 77 Comments

Bare bones in sky: how the woods celebrate Halloween.

A few short weeks ago (last week?  the week before?) the woods vibrated with rich colors of orange, red, yellow.  Bright vivid leaves surrounded, encompassed, danced on autumn breezes. A few short weeks ago the beauty of blazing intensity took … Continue reading

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