Autumn


October Gratitude

October Gratitude

It's a Thanksgiving time of year so perhaps my heart is more tuned in to feeling grateful, but I feel especially thankful right now for a few things in my life.

October

October

October promises fresh, crisp air right from the get-go and except for the fading flowers in the garden, summer is done.

It's time to change pens (and other ways to honor a seasonal shift)

It's time to change pens (and other ways to honor a seasonal shift)

The turning of the season is an important marker for me. During the threshold from one time of year to another I like to think about the coming months and plan accordingly.

Autumn Spice Cake ~ A seasonal soap recipe

Autumn Spice Cake ~ A seasonal soap recipe

This moment feels like fall as I sit here crunching a Nova Scotia Macintosh apple and take in the changing foliage across the river from my parent's property. But the day also feels like summer vacation since I'm sitting in a camping trailer, door wide open, enjoying the sun following ...

Common Ground Fair does not disappoint

Common Ground Fair does not disappoint

I'm filled up with Maine organic goodness. I'm overflowing with contentment, photos and memories from our weekend at the Common Ground Country Fair.

last tomatoes?

last tomatoes?

I may have harvested the last of the ripe tomatoes today. I suspect sometime during my trip to my cousin's wedding next week we'll get a frost and whatever is left will be lost. I'll harvest all the green ones before I leave and hopefully they'll ripen inside. I can't ...

Soul Care

Soul Care

I spent a couple hours outside this gorgeous fall afternoon tending to my garden and my soul. This was a much needed reprieve from the first week of the Tougas family fall schedule. Thank you Jesus for sunny days, blue skies, and my flower garden.