Tuesday, November 15, 2011

That's More Like It

 Though the seasons were a little discombobbled with the October Nor'Easter we are late but back on track colorwise. Burning bush is burning.
 The Dogwood shed her leaves...
 the lavender has dried...
 and the maple hangs on to the last leaves of her dress.
 The change in season calls for a change in appetite. Dishes that cook long and slow and fill the home with aromas that make you stop and take in a deep breathe.
Bread dough rising in a warm spot to become focaccia dressed with oregano, rosemary and shavings of parmesan.
Mmmmmmmm...sweater weather.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011


Okay Mother Nature, enough showing off. We get it here in Massachusetts. You got da power. I'm tired of filling my freezer with food and having to throw it all out every 2 months.
I was one of the lucky ones. The power went out October 29 during the night. I did get up when I heard a loud snap and saw the maple branch in the yard. No damage. My favorite dogwood had branches bent to the ground. I couldn't see beyond that to the box elder if it had crushed my lawn swing and my neighbors fence.

Started coming down around 2-2:30 pm. Wet sloppy snow.

The next morning it was very pretty. I headed out back to see...

and found a large broken branch. Fortunately it did not damage the neighbor's fence.

Why the whole thing didn't come down was beyond me. Look at the bend in that sucker!

Power was returned on Monday afternoon. Now the clean up begins. The dogwood survived beautifully. There are a lot of areas without power. Winter doesn't begin until December 22?