saturday surprise


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she appeared in my yard very early this morning
she’s the brave one
while her mother and sister hid in the woods
nervously keeping an eye on her


even though they come back to our neighborhood every year at this time
 I’m always amazed to see them
such a nice surprise

and another nice surprise…

today I’m featured over at Shutter Sisters!
So come on over and visit me!

one fine day

autumn shimmer

and everything is sparkling!

a one day respite from a dark, rainy week
tomorrow it’s back to the gray
we had big plans to hike and take in the foliage this long weekend
but now we will have to change gears
thinking of heading into the city instead
dinner with good friends on Sunday 

and maybe some baking will be in order
have to use up all those apples!

then, fingers crossed,  the sun will return by Monday

any plans?

happy weekend everyone!

Boo’s oak tree


Neighbors bring food with death, and flowers with sickness, and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a knife, and our lives.


“To Kill a Mockingbird”

Harper Lee





a solitary maple on a woodside flames in a single scarlet,
recalls nothing so much as the daughter of a noble house
dressed for a fancy ball, with the whole family gathered
around to admire her before she goes.

~Henry James