Magical Moment Mondays: Leaves

The leaves are changing colors and are creating a lovely autumnal backdrop around my house. Every now and then I think it is raining but it is actually leaves fluttering down from the trees. I have such mixed feelings about the fall—it’s getting colder, it’s getting darker—but I do love to watch the leaves asContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Leaves”

Transitions—Sowing the Seeds for the Future

Transitions Are Unavoidable Transitions can be wonderful points in time but they can be difficult emotionally. And yet transitions are unavoidable in life. There’s the transition from birth to child to teenager to adult to elderly to death. There are the transitions in all relationships from first introductions to getting to know each other toContinue reading “Transitions—Sowing the Seeds for the Future”

Magical Moment Mondays: Pumpkins

Fall colors are markedly more orange than green, Halloween is nearing and it is definitely pumpkin time! In keeping with one of our favorite activities—U-Pick (see Magical Moment Mondays: Pick-Your-Own)—we went to Fishkill Farms to roam the pumpkin patch and seek out the perfect pumpkin or two. The day was lovely and sunny with aContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Pumpkins”

Flower Fridays: Dutch Bulbs

It’s bulb planting time! Yes, the box from Holland has arrived (I buy from Brecks) and I am gearing up for the tough digging. Our soil is abundant in rocks and boulders even though I have been removing them every time I have planted something over the past two decades. The rocky soil makes plantingContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Dutch Bulbs”

Magical Moment Mondays: Fallen Leaves

The crunch under my shoes. The crinkly texture. The—some might say—gaudy color. The contradiction of youthful play and rotting vegetation. Fallen leaves are all these things and more. It is raining leaves right now. From my window I see the sun glistening on each leaf as it gently glides to the ground. The lightness ofContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Fallen Leaves”