Curling into Autumn

It is September, the in-between month up here in New Hampshire. I can feel the shift to Autumn and the change in the air.  Oh goodness, most of us get all excited when the coffee shops start to make pumpkin flavored things and our flannel and sweaters start creeping from the boxes in the closet or that bottom drawer.   Continue reading “Curling into Autumn”

The Rare Beauty of a Rainy Farmers’ Market

It’s the middle of summer. Gardens are beginning to burst, the chickens are nearly full grown, and farmers’ markets are bustling centers of joy with gossip and goods.  Summer is a favorite time of year because after a long wait through New England winters… there is a burst of fresh and local food.  All you need to do is stop by your local market and choose your favorites!  Come meet the farmers and visit with friends!  But it is summer and sometimes it rains.  While most will shake their head at the idea of a soggy farmers’ market, we are here to say, don’t miss out on the market because of the weather.   Continue reading “The Rare Beauty of a Rainy Farmers’ Market”

A Cool Dip in the Lake

It is time.

Floating in cool water

washing away the sweat and sticky

every pull with my arm bringing me further from shore

swimming through the darkness

I relax, blissfully sinking down into cooler waters, just below the surface

sighing, my pulse slows down

body temperature drops