Sweater flowers

March 12, 2012


I saw a bunch of these cheery “flowers” at a coffee shop in Lenox, Massachusetts…I’m not sure who created them, but I think it’s a great idea, and a wonderful way to create beauty out of a no-longer-used item!

Thinking about flowers

February 12, 2012


With spring on the horizon, I am starting to think about new things to plant. I’m a relative novice at planning a garden, but I love learning about it. We’re always trying to find very hearty plants for the backyard that can withstand the occasional trampling of dogs, so there’s a certain inevitable amount of …

Let it snow

February 8, 2012


I’m sharing this picture of the beach in winter, to remind myself what snow looks like…I really enjoy the winter and I would love to see some more (any?) snow on the ground before we hit spring! Until then I’ll make do with pictures of winters gone by.

Chai-Spiced Cider

January 25, 2012


A cozy drink for chilly days: chai-spiced cider. Put a couple of cinnamon sticks, star anise pods, a few cloves and cardamom pods into a saucepan of cider; add maple syrup to sweeten. Let steep for half an hour or so, to let all the flavors really come out. Enjoy!