Thursday, November 25, 2010

a blessed Thanksgiving

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
sending my wishes for a blessed Thanksgiving to you all.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


arbor & fence around our garden
"The leaves fall, the wind blows,
and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons
into its winter wools."
Henry Beston
~Northern Farm~
Pumpkin Moonshine, my pretty "garden helper" kitty
Our early morning found mist coming up from the hollows and fog hanging low, wood smoke from our chimney ~ just the nicest of those dark kind of days.
One old cottonwood still holds her deep green leaves
and below her, the crab apple branches still have yellow leaves and crimson red apples hanging on~ quite pretty still.
Then as the day unfolded, a beautiful clear blue autumn sky
with yellow, red and orange leaves quietly falling like snowflakes.
Now the sun is low in the western sky, bathing everything in a deep golden light.
A fire is built in the big fireplace and candles are lit throughout the house.
Soon it'll be time to dip candles down in the orchard with my daughter and grand daughter
and help with our family cider pressing.
Autumn speaks to my soul of home and family, of contentment
as the fields are put to bed to rest
and we rest while sitting at the edge of it.
What brings you joy this time of year, my friend?