my favorite cookie

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boy, it was a glorious weekend for weather here—sunny, warm (it got up to 70 degrees yesterday), and colorful. the ivy covering our garage has finally turned flame-colored i know everyone is waiting patiently to hear who won the book—thank you for the ton of comments you left!—the winner is . . . fine cabled […]

switching gears for today

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it was a gorgeous (but cold!) late autumn day here . . . a nice break from the overcast skies we usually have this time of year. i love this trio of leaves on the drying epimedium rubrum plants—a little spot of intense red in a sea of fading gold and orange. i put the […]

knitting a kiss in every stitch

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a couple of nice diversions arrived in the mail this week to offer additional breaks from the gray. first up, a new release from sixth&spring books (actually, i was sent two, but i’ll talk about the other one next week)

it’s just ripper

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can you believe we’re still harvesting greens for the table? the last few nights we’ve seen temperatures dipping down to 32 degrees and below though, so i don’t know how much longer they will last. yesterday, when i went out to pick this basketful, a gentle snow was falling. not hard or even consistent—the kind […]