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Suffering through "The Cold"
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This is one of those days when we really should sit and have a cup o' tea or coffee together ... or perhaps, a hot cocoa? Outside the sky is dark and stormy, wind is blowing and leaves are tossing about past my window as I write. I expect the rain will begin to fall at any moment and I welcome the excitement of receiving an autumn storm. I'm having a cup of half and half coffee and hot cocoa, what about you? Let's enjoy the coziness of being inside on a stormy day, sharing ideas about creativity, holiday plans,...
Gathering up the wild things
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I love the sound of the large trucks going by down the road. I don't have to see them to know they are carrying full loads of corn, apples, squash ... what-have-you. Fall harvest is in full swing and all around, people are enjoying the bounty. It is thrilling to be able to go to one of our favorite local farm markets to load up on fresh, ripe produce. We bring home a couple of bags full of squash, tomatoes, broccoli, sweet corn, etc. for about $10. We go to another local farm stand and buy a bushel of apples...
Taking in Upstate Western New York
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Last weekend my husband and I took a three-day road trip exploring the Thousand Islands area of New York, the Adirondack Mountains, and a drive back home via Route 67 from Saratoga Springs going west toward the Buffalo/Rochester area. Our first day out, we left before dawn on Friday morning and arrived in Clayton, New York up in the Thousand Islands area before noon. We both love the feeling of being up and out on the road at early morning dark and through the various, sometimes misty, stages of dawn while much of the world is still asleep. There is...
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Last September I wrote about spending September 11th down by our cottage, out in our row boat on the river ("This will be our tradition", posted 12 Sept 2006). At that time, I shared the peace and beauty of our sweet river in description and photos. This summer has been so busy, we didn't get out on the river in the boat until just this past weekend. Sunday afternoon my daughter and I went out in a funny little paddle boat for a while; it was her first time on the river, and she fell in love with it just...