Posts

Welcome Autumn

Image
  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Welcome Autumn Natalie Faith loves her mama’s kisses I love the old glass in one of the old buildings just around the corner from my house. It is old glass which was hand blown.  The nights have been cooler of late…which means the mornings have been foggy. Last year my mum put some gourds in the porch planter along with some chrysanthemums. We noticed that the squirrels nibbled at them throughout the season. This spring I noticed that quite a few rogue vines were interspersed throughout the gardens.  Now…we have a bowlful of pretty gourds at the kitchen table! ~ ~ ~ Friday fave fives Friendship Friday Thursday favorite things

Metamorphosis

Image
  I am thankful for myself.  My health, my sense of humour, my belief in who I am, my faith, my adventurousness, my photography, my ability to turn a phrase, my love, my spirit, my heart… I am 58…inching toward 60, my mum passed away at the start of summer and I am, for the first time, parentless, which leaves me more free in some ways, than I have ever been.  I am forever grateful for my mum and I miss her more than words could ever say…I tear up as I type this. However, I feel as though I have a chance to sort recreate, or add-on…or even just sort of shift about the parts of me that inevitably change with the passages of life. I am mindfully and purposefully creating/choosing the me that will emerge from this sorrowful time. Almost like a cocoon of sorts  A metamorphosis  ~ ~ ~ Thankful Thursday

Autumnal equinox

Image
  Golden yellows and oranges Darker greens and all shades of brown Colour the world with Autumn My very favourite season here in New England ~ ~ ~ Our world Tuesday Image-in-ing Nature Notes

The rhythm of a simple home

Image
  Since apples and zucchini are so abundant at this time of year, it’s only natural that the two be used together in one recipe. I don’t really know the origin of this bread, but I do know it’s been one of our favourites for many years. Ingredients 4 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon backing soda 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 5 eggs 1-1/2 vegetable oil  2 cups sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini 1 cup peeled shredded apple 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans (optional) Directions In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. In another bowl, beat eggs. Add oil, sugars and vanilla. Pour over dry ingredients; mix well. Stir in zucchini, apples, and pecans (batter will be stiff). Spoon into three greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes or until done. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield:  three loaves ~ ~ ~ Grace at hom

Homemade tie-dyes

Image
  The good Early Saturday morning was quite foggy… Such a quiet and pretty time for walking along the harbour.  The fun The last muster of the season was on Sunday. My son-in-law’s team won the competition for the day and came in second for the year! I love this picture with my daughter and granddaughter, Natalie.  The random It’s very random that I post a picture of myself! I’ve been trying to do it a bit more often.  It’s important that we celebrate ourselves once in a while! ~ ~ ~ The good, the fun, the random

Selah

Image
  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ t For all flesh is like grass, And all its glory like the flower of the field; The grass withers and the flower wilts; But the word of the Lord remains forever 1 Peter 1:24-25 ~ ~ ~ Scripture and a snapshot Sunday scripture blessings You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter

Toward the end of summer

Image
  Under the big old Beech tree in the playground at work. I was snapping women pictures of the children and my phone happened to switch to selfie-mode. So…I took a quick shot of myself. My grandson’s first day of pre-school this year.  His birthday is in October so he won’t start kindergarten till next year. This year he will go 3 half-days a week. He is very excited about it! Joe and I walked to old Fort Sewell after dinner one evening this week. There was a stiff breeze coming off of the ocean and we had our sweatshirts zipped up for the first time in months and months. The pre-revolutionary era fort had been closed for renovations for the past year and just reopened at the beginning of the summer. I had walked it earlier in the year but this was the first time Joe had seen it. They really did a spectacular job. There was some concern that they would “fix” things so much that it would be unrecognizable. The fort was established in 1644. It turned out that the restoration was perfectl