got cones?


got cones?

oh my
I’m afraid we will be raking
a whole lot more than leaves
this fall!



a cold front finally pushed through
and the air is cool and crisp
 windows are opened wide
fall cleaning has commenced
attacking the cabinets and closets
major purging going on
I feel the need to start anew!



let the sun shine

a lost art?

The climbing tree

growing up, my friends and I were master tree climbers
there wasn’t a tree we couldn’t shimmy up in our neighborhood
and we built a tree house in the Willow in my parent’s backyard
but my grandmother had the best trees
we climbed to pick the freshest fruit on her apple and pear trees
and manuevering up to the top of the Butternut was a daily excercise
the view was spectacular!
this summer, when I spotted this big old tree on Cape Cod
it brought back memories of all those fearless climbing adventures
my question is
do kids still climb trees?

reap and sew




nature’s little gardeners
they harvest
they plant
it will be a nice surprise
to see where new little Black Eyed Susans
sprout next spring!