Monday, November 29, 2010

{this moment} - lighting the night

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O Christmas Tree

Thanksgiving weekend was wonderful, two feasts, lots of time with family, some shopping, some football, some naps and downtime. And of course, bringing out the Christmas decorations.

We visited a new tree farm this year, joining our neighbors in their fun tradition. The children were thrilled visiting the animals - llamas, peacocks, hound dogs, donkeys, and most exciting...Bucky the reindeer.

The view was beautiful, the sun was warm, the cider was hot.

We took a nice tractor ride around the farm.

And had many discussions on the merits of each type of tree. With some cookies and hugs from Santa, we ventured back home for a cozy dinner with our friends.
Outside now it is snowing soft, fluttering flakes and we lit the fireplace last night for the first time this season. I am feeling thankful for my beautiful family.
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Farm

We had a lovely time at the farm some weeks ago, the weather was still temperate and there was so much to see.
Feeding goats, petting bunnies and chasing kittens. We didn't even get around to the pigs, chicks, horses or miniature cow (a funny little animal indeed).

Quiet contemplations on a long hay ride.

A band playing and warm apple cider, fresh organic produce, hot soup, and local honey.

A flock of cranes in flight.

Did I mention the kittens? My little guy cannot get enough.

Running through rolling fields.

And the most beautiful golden colors of fall.

I guess I think of Thanksgiving as the end of autumn, so as we approach this weekend we'll be saying goodbye to that season and welcoming winter. Time is going fast, think I'll try and slow down and savor as much as I can heading into the busy holidays.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

[this moment} - sweetness

A Friday ritual, no words, a moment to remember. Inspired by soulemama.

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Roasted purple cauliflower. Turned a deep plum, very dark. Around 25 minutes in the oven at 400 with some salt, pepper, olive oil. So simple.
Someone in our house will now eat cauliflower.
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Friday, November 5, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Halloween was

Trick or treating and lots of sweets.

Pumpkins and playing.

Seeing the cutest little creatures running about.

A crisp fall day and blankets.

Getting together with the neighbors, snacks and cider.

A hayride through the woods.