Sunday, October 30, 2011

A day at the Beach

In the mind of this fall-loving mama, days at the beach should absolutely not be reserved for the hot and sunny days of summer. The summer is -well, hot...and ummm, too crowded. Not to mention the fact that our fall days are leading to many a winter day where getting out to the beach may become more sketchy. We are always rewarded with sights that don't make themselves apparent in the leafy cover of summer too.
And the waves - well, let me just say that it has been at least 20 (yes TWENTY) years since I have witnessed the sea in all it's glory. But that long stretch of time coupled with the little whitecaps that don't appear at our beach in summer trick me into believing we are at the ocean. And the line of questioning from the girls makes me think they feel the same...."Do mermaids live in the water here?, Is this a mermaid scale? Do you think this is a good spot for mermaids to sit and watch us?".
Have I mentioned that I love fall?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


On these rainy days that seem to be never-ending, the crafting abounds. Halloween is in our sights....

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


My voice has been silent in this space. I should remember this part of the seasonal change that catches me by surprise every time - my thoughts and voice turn inward. I find myself thinking of the past, not just mine, but the past of my parents and grandparents. There is something about the pull of this season affects me deeply, makes me nostalgic for a time that I wasn't even around for.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The nature of Now

The nature of our Now is summed up in one word: full.
With time spent outdoors soaking up the remaining days of warm sun and warmish rains, before the season forces inside more of the time. And time spent fluffing up the nest (translation = insulating basement walls). And visits from Nana and Grandpa. And slow cooking. And, and, and.....
Homeschooling, while requiring regular planning and organizing has turned out to be the most wonderful experience. As long as I remember to not get too wrapped up in the process - which I am getting better at doing.
So, welcome autumn and the nature of our now.