November comes And November goes, With the last red berries And the first white snows. With night coming early, And dawn coming late, And ice in the bucket And frost by the gate. The fires burn And the kettles sing, And earth sinks to rest Until next spring ....more

"God’s World" by Edna St. Vincent Millay

God’s World O World, I cannot hold thee close enough Thy winds, thy wide grey skies! Thy mists that roll and rise. Thy wood, this autumn day, that ache and sag ....more


O hushed October morning mild, Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild, Should waste them all. The crows above the forest call; Tomorrow they may form and go. O hushed October morning mild, Begin the hours of this day slow ....more

favorite iPhone apps: Mailbox

I am having so much fun with my birthday iPhone. And more than merely fun, it is turning into an essential tool. Here are some of my favorite apps ....more


Zucchini Ratatouille

This recipe grew out of a hunt through the pantry that yielded a jar of spaghetti sauce and very little else. We liked it so well we made it the next day too. Zucchini Ratatouille chop coarsely & combine: 1 giant zucchini 1 large onion 6 cloves of garlic 1/4 C olive oil mix together: 1/4 C basil strips (basil leaves that you have cut into ribbons by rolling them up and slicing) or 1 T dried basil 1/4 C fresh parsley or 1 T dried parsley 1/8 C fresh thyme or 1 t dried thyme 1/2 t ground cloves ...more

fall cookery

I don't much like fall, as it is the end of swimming season, but I do like fall cooking. I'll be posting links to some of my fall favorites. What are yours? ...more

homeschooling infographic

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