Fall-OUT!

Ugh. An October snow has officially ended Fall. (Before the final garden chores could be accomplished!) The bright spot was a quick visit from Cousin Bob’s daughter, Lisa, en route to Portland, OR. We were able to score a night at the historic, floating B&B, The Covington Inn in downtown St. Paul, MN- still pretty … More Fall-OUT!

Fall-ing

We went in search of Fall; a local junket to Lilydale and Pickle Lake, parkland adjacent to the Mississippi in St. Paul.

Getaway!

We decided it was time to take a break from all the insanity and Afton State Park Minnesota was a perfect respite. Fall is definitely in the air! The park is gorgeous with plenty of places to hike and birdwatch- also spend a night or two in a cabin, tent or yurt. If apple desserts … More Getaway!

Remembering Dad through Food and Letters PART 1: Blueberry Muffins

My current research and writing project is a continuation of something started a number of years ago— transcribing letters Dad sent home to his family during WWII and capturing my own memories of summers spent in the Adirondack Mountains. An aspect of this relates to food— snippets Dad wrote about and things I recall as … More Remembering Dad through Food and Letters PART 1: Blueberry Muffins

Monday morning and wildflowers

A fierce thunderstorm swept through in the early hours and I still hear some rumblings of thunder. The little wildflower garden perseveres despite the downpour! On Saturday, a hummingbird stopped by to feed on the red blossoms 🌞.