Celebrating the turn of the season with thoughts on harvests of all sorts, on the Writers' Vineyard this month. It seems a natural human impulse to mark the changing cycles of the year with festivals and rituals that reinforce our sense of belonging to these cycles, or our wish to master them, or both. Afraid … Continue reading Harvesting Words
Just a quick shot of one corner of the garden where late summer flowers hang on, while autumn colors begin to take hold.
Business and other pesky gnats got the better of me over the weekend, so I partially recycled (let's call it "upcycled" and make it sound trendy!) so I upcycled a post from last fall for my contribution to The Writers Vineyard. The early autumn swarms of gnats are baaa-aack, and so are the potential distractions … Continue reading It’s not Thursday, but…
The amazing author Jude Johnson truly let me contribute a guest post on gnats. Can you believe it? Now that's cool. Why gnats? Well... In my town, October brought a stretch of perfect autumn weather: long sunny afternoons, cool crisp nights. The leaves turned gorgeous shades of red, gold, and auburn, and covered walkways with … Continue reading Thoughts on Gnats
Now read that title carefully - that's how to start fall, as in the season, not how to start a fall, like Chevy Chase. Depending on what source you consult (and believe), autumn began either this past Saturday, Sunday, or today. It is marked by an equinox - a day in which light and dark … Continue reading How to start fall
I don't know about you, but this time of year my thoughts turn to baking - all those apples and pears just waiting to be baked into pies, with lots of cinnamon, and ginger. Yum.... Oops, okay, I'm back. But inspired by a training I attended last week, here's a different kind of recipe that … Continue reading An autumn recipe