• What a Difference a Door Makes…

    Though I’m a lover of older homes, I’m not a lover of out-dated, ugly doors. So it was a happy day last Tuesday when the Jeld-wen truck pulled into the driveway and work began to replace all...

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  • Lemon-Poppy Seed Biscotti

    Since 1996, I’ve been holding onto a recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed Biscotti that I tore out of the September issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. We all do it, don’t we? We casually flip through...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Seasons Change

    September has always seemed like a transitional month to me. I’m still wearing sandals but today I needed a sweater. I’m still wearing my summer nightgowns but now I need an extra blanket. I’ve switched from white...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • School Street Table

    Late in the day last week, I decided to dash into an estate sale in our village and I was glad I did. This little table was sitting forlornly at the end of an upstairs hallway just...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Ten Things…

    My cup and my heart overflow with thanksgiving today for more reasons than I have time or space to share. But I thought I’d cite my Top Ten on this Thursday morning as a way to thank...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Pining for a bit o’ the green…

    It finally rained at the cottage-by-the-creek today. The kind of good, hard, soaking rain that we’ve been pining for since May. But it’s still not enough. My poor grass is brown and dry and crunchy. And it...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Nature’s Bounty…

    “Nature is the living, visible garment of God.” ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe     It’s easy to see God’s handiwork in a juicy peach or the mesmerizing glow of a setting sun. I can easily meditate on...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Little Shop Good-bye…

    The doors had been closed for over six years, I heard. The little shop was still full of merchandise, old and new. Antiques played nicely with made-in-China “primitives” while barely-there cobwebs danced in the summer breeze. As...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Threads in My Tapestry

    All sunny skies would be too bright, All morning hours mean too much light, All laughing days too gay a strain; There must be clouds, and night, and rain, And shut-in days, to make us see The...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Red, Ripe, and Delicious!

    In my book, tomatoes are right up there with watermelon, corn-on-the-cob, and juicy peaches as my most anticipated summertime foods. So I was pretty happy when I checked on my lone tomato plant this morning and saw...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Five Things…

    One of the things I love most about my local thrift stores is how reasonably they sell books. I love books, don’t you? I can’t seem to resist them, though I’ve been trying to show restraint as...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Garden Whimsy

    Last summer I snapped up this vintage bicycle at a garage sale for $5.00. You can read about it here. I was determined to “plant” it in my front garden to add a touch of whimsy to...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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Lynn Minter