Hello Fall 2023

Hello Fall 2023

“The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider.” ~ Jane Hirshfield, The Heat of Autumn Happy Fall Y'all! Happy Fall Y'all! I have to say it does not feel like it! While it has slightly cooled off and today we are dealing with the [...]

Wanderlusting: Apple Picking

Wanderlusting: Apple Picking

"Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay." ~ Robert Browning Hudson Valley As I mentioned in my previous post, I was lucky to do ALL the farm things this fall. I was especially blessed, because I got to go apple picking TWICE! On the verge of gushing, (which [...]

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." ~ William Arthur Ward Thanksgiving  Every year on the third Thursday of November, those of us here in the states give thanks. It is filled with the Mayflower and cornucopias, stuffing our faces with turkey and mashed [...]

Wanderlusting: Bridging Brooklyn (and Central Park) Part Two

Wanderlusting: Bridging Brooklyn (and Central Park) Part Two

"Brooklyn's good. Brooklyn's funky. Brooklyn's happening." ~ Waris Dirie Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Saturday dawned way to early, even for this usual morning gal. Originally we were going to do sunrise on the Brooklyn Bridge. But thanks to our ten mile trek and Mother Nature deciding her hot flashes were over, we caught an extra hour [...]

Halloween In The City

Halloween In The City

"Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas." ~ Stephen Graham Jones Christmas-Ween This quote speaks to be on a spiritual level. In fact they probably meant me when they wrote this. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against Halloween. I use to love dressing up as [...]