Category Archives: Seasons

Beauty Break: Welcome Autumn

Today was littered with tiny, ordinary gifts that brought me back to the present moment . . . a prelude to the autumn leaves soon to come. Sharing with you the gift of — * A succulent chicken roasting slow, … Continue reading

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The Summer Bookshelf

One of my favorite things about summer is the extra time it affords me to lose myself in books. As a child, I remember whole afternoons spent reading after chores were done. Sometimes I hid away in a makeshift tent … Continue reading

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The View From My Window

Cascades of white jasmine blossoms and plump pink buds greet me in the garden outside my window. A welcome and fragrant promise of spring on its way in the waning days of a winter we never had.

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