Last week the hub and I drove to Georgia and took a ferry from St. Mary’s to Cumberland Island National Seashore. We were greeted by a boulevard of trees. Welcome! The island is mysterious and kind of dreamy with it’s gnarled oak trees and Spanish moss, mansion ruins, unspoiled beaches—and wild horses. We stopped to take a few photos, others disappeared into the maritime forest in groups and pairs. Except an older woman, setting off solo, down the boulevard of trees…. Read more »

Since we got home from our Pacific Northwest vacation last month, I’ve basically been busy in a “middle place”. There’s been some pulling books out of the brain writing. Saw this artwork – Allocation of Memory by Malia Landis – in a Eureka, California bookstore. But there’s been more working at the library and house stuff. Did I mention we’ve started the process to downsize from the big house we’ve lived in for 20 years to a smaller one? #emptynestchanges… Read more »

Brr. It’s not officially winter yet, but it’s been cold. So I’m offering you some merry and bright stuff. You know, for lifting smiles and warming hearts.  Sweater weather. Cookie accessories! I’ve been cozying up to the warm oven baking. Did you know there’s a difference between dutch process cocoa and regular baking cocoa? I think it was Ina Garten who said, Once you go dutch, you never go back (but don’t quote me on that). I tried dutch cocoa… Read more »