Category Home & Garden

Pecan Shaker Cookies

This simple recipe is based on one from a Pleasant Hill, Kentucky recipe book. Pleasant Hill, Kentucky is a historic Shaker village and current destination open to visitors and overnight guests—an experience I highly recommend. You can learn about my…

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Snow & Sunshine

It snowed through the night—a peaceful night, thankfully—and I woke to big fluffy snowflakes descending. Then the sun came out and made everything sparkle.

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Snow Scene Art

Since the snow came so early this year, it brought down some of the fall leaves and made this pretty scene. I particularly love the yellow-greens mixed with the pale grays of slushy snow. Here are more pictures around the…

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Snow Debris

Although the snow came down in a light dust yesterday, it persisted, accumulating as the hours of the day passed. Temperatures fluctuated above and below freezing, which caused the snow to melt and freeze again, becoming wet and heavy. This…

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First Snow of the Season

A very delicate and persistent snowfall started just after 8 o’clock this morning. As usual, it comes with a quieter, more peaceful atmosphere since people tend to stay in. It’s a bit early for the first snow of the season…

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Holiday Lights!

Christmas lights

With Christmas lights and a few sparkly ornaments in my living room windows, I now feel ready for the holidays. I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving, Christmas, and any other holiday you may be celebrating! This is my favorite…

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Fall Color

Temperatures have dropped and with it the leaves, and fall colors have made an appearance. This pretty begonia is still blooming away and will likely continue until the frost gets it.

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Summer Garden Bouquets

I love bringing flowers in from the garden and I particularly love the fullness hydrangeas bring to a bouquet with just a few stems. Here’s a simple blue mophead hydrangea bouquet: This lovely bouquet includes blue and purple mophead hydrangeas,…

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