Saturday, October 31, 2009


Now that my children are grown and gone
I have to resort to dressing up my dolls.Here is Alex fitting right in with the Patty Playpals.

Monday, October 12, 2009

comfort of autumn

It is always hard to bid summer farewell. The slower pace, the morning porch sits, the evening sunset watch on the deck, the afternoon float in the pool with a good book, Wine-on-Wednesday gatherings in friend’s yards, fresh tomatoes (the one and only food we grow), taking a day trip on a moment's notice, visits to touch base with the children (Oswego, Towson, Philadelphia, Cambodia?-a bit too far for a visit so phone calls connect us). It was a good run although a bit cooler this year and we are ready for the comfort of autumn’s familiar traditions.
Wouldn’t you just love to sit a bit in this chair, clear you head,
listen to the sounds of nature, and ready yourself for the next season?!

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

glen iris inn

Our daughter and son-in-law recently treated us to an overnight get-away at the Glen Iris Inn in Letchworth State Park. It was a welcome and relaxing fall excursion back to the place where we spent our wedding night thirty years ago. Thank you Amanda and Daniel!