Sunday, October 30, 2016


Here's my mask hanging on top of my
feather boa.
Noticing of late, the parade down Main St.
with children and their families, has been watched by mask wearing onlookers.
So, I am ready. I love to watch it, it's the child in me, and everyone's so happy.
I will be joined by my mask wearing brother who's visiting and Sconset Jessie dog
wearing a neck like tutu and sequins.
Events are organized here for the children. Unlike my childhood where 
we'd knock on doors for 1-2 hours and fill a brown shopping bag
with candy and return home. My parents would inspect every candy as my four siblings and I dumped our bags out. We were allowed to
eat one candy, brush and wash for bed, as school was the next morning.
Hope you all enjoy your festivities. 


A gorgeous bouquet of flowers some days, is all one needs
to lift ones spirit!
Here are blush pink hydrangea and hot pink gerber daisy.
One of those days when I feel I should've been a Therapist...

Thursday, October 27, 2016


Bulbs, every year this season is bulb time. 
Paperwhite, and thinking ahead to Spring.
Recieved my lovely Anemones so I am happy. The bulbs are tiny and head
into the freezer. The paperwhites are in bulb vases in the windows.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

fish taco

On a soft small flour shell I make chicken or fish tacos.
On this one is cheese, halibut fish, lettuce, shrimp, hot peppers,
 and a lemon olive oil sauce.
Warm the shells first, pile on your likes,and it's a meal.
Easy, quick and delicious!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


As far back as I can remember there's been a dog in my life.
I love all animals, farm animals I adore. Best friend to a man is a dog.
You've heard the statement, and it's so true.
This is my friend's dog 5 yr. old Sconset Jessie.
She's a Tibetan Terrier. Smart, well behaved and I call her an angel in fur.
I take her all over with me. When she sees a camera she sits!
Always thrilled to see me, and loves walks and rides in the car.
Everyone needs a dog in their life! Amazing loyalty and love!

Monday, October 24, 2016

daily "TO DO" list...

The evening prior to a new day, I make a list.
I must, as way too often i've much to remember.
My list sits on my desk on a pink lined pad.
There are times I take it out with me.
I decided to go larger as a backup, then cut it off
when done and draw on the back side. Luv this gadget.Anything to help make life move
 in a smoother pace!

Sunday, October 23, 2016


I love to read. Rainy days are often spent in bookstores or libraries.
I had to cut back on my magazine subscriptions, so now I'm down too
five. As monthly they come in and I'm reading a book or two, then
the newspapers, you get it.
These three I'm currently reading, my son had the NG book signed by her for me.
The wow factor on fashion a Twitter friend signed hers for me and the T&C
a monthly subscribe.


Knitting is all the rage again. My Grandmother tried to teach me at age 12,
to knit and I was a tight knitter, to no avail, I gave up.
Then I wanted to knit my son sweaters and again at age 30 approached
this craft but head on. Took a class and was told to start with a scarf. Oh no not me!
I dove in and made my son a pullover sweater, then one for my dad.
Then Scandinavian sweaters and then Portuguese Fisherman knits.
Then Hats and Gloves.
This Season I plan to knit hats and sweaters, and this time one for self, I have never made myself a sweater!

Saturday, October 22, 2016


These are my breakfast cookies. When I'm in the mood for other
than eggs, or toast.
Healthy and also for Tea time.

Friday, October 21, 2016


I love soup. Soup to me is such a great meal. The various textures and tastes,
especially the next day.
This is Kale, Chickpeas, Potatoes, Onions & Potatoes.
In a wine- herb -water blend.
Serve with a crusty roll.

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Weather for our area said three days of heat. I am counting day 5 now.
Fine with me as the heater can remain off!
But, it has been rather hot out there.
So I made a few ice cubes with chopped Nasturtiums from the garden
for my Cranberry juice, as I sat on the deck listening to bird song!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Heat Returned..

It seemed like it was time to turn on the heat. A few of us tossed the idea around, but we knew
once you turn it on there's no going back.
The news came of three hot days in a row, yes indeed they came.
Pulled out the maxi skirt and sandals, windows in car down rather than air conditioner or heat.
As I sat at my desk writing, it hit me we are half way into October.
I needed some fresh air.
Toting my foraging basket and flower snips off I went. Picked up the mail,
enjoyed the sun and fresh air while I foraged.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hoop Earrings...

Though I admit I am a girly-girl, and as I age it's getting worst. But, 
I am not one to shop till I drop. Get what I need and call it a day.
I love nice things, but how much does one need?
I like classics in everything and may get an item or two each season
considered to be "ON TREND". 
Having said that I am happy to see "Hoop Earrings" are on trend as
this is all I wear, for years now. (Sometimes a stud.)
They will never be out of style!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

My Secret?

What is my secret you ask?
I PRAY & Meditate, But I pray...


My first etching-I simply adore.
I love black and white sketches and that sort, so this is special to me.


-ralph waldo emerson-

Saturday, October 15, 2016


Yesterday I went out searching for new plant pots. Needing to repot a few
Ivy and Rosemary to bring inside for the winter.
Indoor Paperwhite bulbs happened to be in my path, so picked up a few.
These bulbs you can plant in dirt or in bulb jars
or in rocks and water. Many people don't care for the scent, I do.
Then I saw this pink trug I needed to mix the dirt with coffee and egg shells.
According to the Farmers' Almanac, yesterday was barren, no planting. So I held off till today.
So went my yesterday... 

Friday, October 14, 2016


My new knitting basket contains my first project
of the season. The wool and angora I'll start knitting up
as of Full Moon Sunday. Basket from Plum & Sparrow,
even more stunning in person!

Eat Cake

I like cake. So what to do when we know sugar is so bad for us,well
figure it out.
I work on recipes using honey or coconut sugar.
I actually enjoy deserts period, but there's something about frosting
and CAKE!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Make Time...

Get yourself in the moment. Find time to relax
daily. I drink both coffee and tea, but afternoons when
I need to unwind mentally and physically, Tea time for me.
You may want to try it.

My Today..

Feeling a bit off today, I will lay low and read.
Planned to make a soup. Will wait, for another day.
Snuggle in and read my pile!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Oh, October...

Fall is a favorite season of mine, second to Spring.
I love the feel of the air and scents.
Really, I love the clothes we can wear this time of year.
Summer, humidity is so that I want to wear as least as possible,
so it's linen and cotton dresses.
Winter, layers of cashmere and wool, many layers, and the big long coat.
Now, oh it's simply sweaters, and we can still get away with sandals!

Monday, October 10, 2016


Foraging paid off...


The hurricane missed this area!
Yesterday, it rained all day into night..

NOW, the wind is blowing so hard I bet the boats and planes
will be canceled!
I simply refuse to shut down all the storm windows,
as I love fresh air, year round.
So, "thar she blows"....

Saturday, October 8, 2016

*** YOU ***

YOU- you create BEAUTY with




**** YOU ****


Cauliflower-have you tried roasting this? Amazingly delicious.
Recipe coming.

Autumn Pumpkins

Nothing like the scent of fireplaces and wood burning
stoves, fresh crisp air and pumpkins everywhere
you look!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Quality Air

Of late i've been reading about winter living inside and air quality.
The list of plants to have growing in your nest/space is so important.
Lavender "Provence" grows in my bedroom window, full sun as the scent
fills the air!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Daily I see and find darling little beauties.
Look around !
Over the past few days collected enough
flower and leaf for my next project!


Thank goodness for memories and photos!

My little wooden plank painted in oil, as
your on the ferry turning around the Brant Point
Lighthouse...memories since a child.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Roasting-tis the SEASON

We went from hot humidity to the drop of a hat
rain and rain and it continues.
Now there's talk of a hurricane heading this way..Oka,
then the oven went on to make a cake and veggies from CSA basket.
Roasting veggies with hot peppers approx. 1 1/2 hr. @365 temp serving w/fish.

Pumpkins & Cookie Cutters

Gathering the pumpkins, which I keep out through Thanksgiving.
Came across island cookie cutters needed for natural cookies
and frostings to come soon.
I simply adore all the pumpkin colors!!