Friday, October 29, 2010

This makes me happy

On the far left is the clothespin "dress" that Mom sent me soon after we moved. It is the same one we used when I was a kid. At that time I thought hanging clothes was stupid when we had a perfectly good dryer. Thanks Mom, I smile every time I use it.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fall Evenings

I am in love with our fireplace.

I didn't think I would be - I have been fiercely devoted to the idea of the wood stove or better yet, the masonry stove. Fireplaces are inefficient and drafty. . . and oh so beautiful. Hubby banked the fire last night, and this morning there were enough coals to start a new one.

Spending the evening (after the girls have gone to bed) curled up with a book and a glass of wine, maybe a blanket on the loveseat is nice, but add the fireplace with a crackling fire and it becomes heaven.

BTW - the glove garland is not meant to be decorative, but rather an indoor line to dry snow encrusted accessories when winter does come. But it is cute.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Twilight of summer

Wow, a whole month has gone by - what have I really done?

The leaves are changing and falling (the cosmos, however, have yet to realize it is fall and are still blooming) Hubby and I are still, ever so slowly, weeding and barking the yard. Cutting back the overgrown shrubs and finding evidence of flowers we have yet to see bloom.

No coop or clothesline is yet built.

Cadbury did get removable wooden sides for his hutch - a little more comfortable I am sure when the wind picks up. He also has a shallow box of straw upstairs to sleep in as the nights casually slip into the upper 30s.

But like the world around me - I am preparing for a nap.