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4097576837_08a96379d0_mA quiet Thursday morning….

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Lunch alfresco

soup outside

Saturday I had the pleasure of dining outside for lunch. The kids were at my parents so that left me home alone on my lunch break from work. What a treat! Fall soup, white pesto pizza, sunshine, and a warm breeze.

soup out Thor

For dessert: knitting with my feet up. Love the puppy supervising and waking me as I dozed off. Good thing too, ’cause I was almost late getting back to work!

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The last fresh basil

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This weekend marked the last of the fresh basil from the garden. I celebrated the best way I know how… cooking. We enjoyed a homemade white pizza with a base of freshly made pesto topped with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and parmesan cheese. The eldest loves to make pesto in the food processor, I know it won’t be long ’til she’s experimenting.

The pasta was super easy, my son squeezed the cherry tomatoes into the pasta dish, tore the basil, parsley & oregano, while I cooked the angel hair and steamed the broccoli and chopped the garlic. Our secret is to let the hot pasta and broccoli sit on top of the herbs and tomatoes until ready to serve. Then we just toss with olive oil and parmesan cheese, sit, serve & eat!

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Thank you Mother Nature..

Fall 09On my drive into work today I was not particularly looking forward to my shift and was moping a bit to myself. The sky changed as I turned the corner and I couldn’t help but take a few moments on the street to enjoy it. The autumn sun was bright, the wind was picking up and twirling a gorgeous spectrum of leaves. It was just breathtaking. I rolled down the window and tried to take in the sights, sounds and smells of this spectacle. As I got out of the car and shook the leaves out of my hair, my whole self felt more charged up and rejuvenated. I could feel the  Goddess Mother Nature at work here today. Thank you for allowing me to be present for this moment of wonder.

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Autumn festival

The kids and I enjoyed ourselves at the annual Autumn Festval at our local CSA. Pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, hayrides & visiting the horse Patrick. I love to go and meet up with friends I had no idea were members too. It feels so great to know so many families are supporting a local organic farm!

Our Pumpkin

My favorites are sharing a beautiful autumn day with the kids, just watching them revel in farm life and the bounty of the harvest, followed by a wonderful potluck lunch. The scents, sites and laughter always give me joy, watching complete strangers share recipes and exclaim “Oh, that’s what you did with the kohlrabi!” It reminds me so much of the knitting community, we can all agree we like it(love it, or obsess about it), even though we may be extremely diverse in our philosphies, spiritual beliefs and backgrounds.

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Summer Hair

Summer HairI do realize its officially fall but I’ve been reminissing about my beautiful & busy summer. I’d nearly forgotten about a wonderful scene in my life and I just had to share.

About a month ago I was observing my exhuberant children in all their glory. My son came up to me with a giant hug and while hugging him I couldn’t resist nestleing into him and inhaling deeply the scent of his hair. I mentioned to him that it smelled so good, like sunshine, summer, and a little sunscreen. He rested a moment then relpied to me, ‘No Mama, It can’t be, because Bella put a frog on my head and it peed on me.” Just goes to show you how whistful I can be trying to savor summer moments, yet only to have then dashed by reality!

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