Monthly Archives: September 2011


There’s a crabapple tree growing in my side yard. I didn’t know it was crabapples – the fruits are so tiny! But now that I know, there are so many possibilities. I have a fruit tree! I could make jelly, … Continue reading

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to create

There’s something about autumn that gets me in a creative mood. I want to bake spicy gingerbread and crumbly plum galettes and crisp, perfect shortbread and thick, rustic loaves of bread with crackling crust and chewy, hole-ridden interiors. I want … Continue reading

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on holiness

It felt like fall today. The chill reminded me of this musing I had some years ago: A glorious day. The bright sun dispels the morning frost and hypnotically blue skies mute the chilly air. The last clinging leaves give … Continue reading

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tall and merciless

I used to watch Homestar Runner to get my fix of Internet cartoons. It’s been a while, but Strongbad’s children’s book is a classic and still heavily quoted in my family. For your viewing pleasure:

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a cover

Inspired by a tutorial I came across on Pinterest, I created a cover for my passport. I added gingham and a belt closure for cuteness. Now I just need to get my passport back from the Indian consulate so I … Continue reading

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into the storm

    A lovely image via brown dress with white dots.  

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rosemary and lavender

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