Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bada Bing

If I were summer...

I'd refuse to go quietly! I might even scream and kick and throw myself to the ground like a tantrumous (not sure that's a word, but it should be) child. I'd remember how all most of you pleaded and begged for my arrival, my light, my warmth (can I help it if I get a little overzealous at times). Jeezum, I'm just getting settled and all comfy when in burst fall pushing and shoving announcing my turn is over. Well, HELLO?

Just remember...

I'll be back.

Bada Boom!

Friday, September 23, 2011

T'was Mint to Be

Little did I know it would take a rip roaring beast of a flood and a bowl of pumpkin barley soup to get me back inside the doors of a church (it's been a very long while).  Riding my bike into the village today I noticed this sign in front of the Waitsfield United Church of Christ.

Iliyan Deskov and Savitri Bhagavati have set up shop in the basement kitchen of the church until repairs, restoration and renovation of their once charming little restaurant MINT are complete. Another sign inside the door informs us...

You know what they say... when the going gets tough, the tough get cooking

Savitri and Iliyan

I had a wonderful lunch today with my best friend and my daughter in the basement of the village church, it felt kind of special. And you want to know something else? It was the best darn church lunch I've ever had!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Apple of My Eye

Ever since you were but a honeybee's dream I've been watching you.

May 24th


The apple squeezing crew has arrived, everybody man your station.

Yes Alex, we agree, life is fun. 

And the cider... oh so sweet.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

In Need Of A Coastal Fix?

It's true what we they say about Vermont and more specifically our valley, that it's a place unlike anywhere in the world overflowing with natural beauty and a community rich in character and heart. We do, however, lack one, itty, bitty, tiny, little thing... a coastline to call our own.

In only a few hours and a handful of miles driving southeast, we happily find ourselves enriched in sand and surf. And if by chance you're on Cape Cod near High Head Beach take a little stroll at low tide and frolic in the surf (not too close now, you can't afford the fine) with these interesting creatures.

Head straight to the ocean and take a right at the shoreline.

Yep, that's one big stinky amazing pile of gray seals

Keeping watch.

And watching over.

I wonder if Cape Codders tout about their "one of kind" place too. 
They should.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Just So Easy

When the whole world fits inside of your arms.

Thank you to everyone, for your help and encouragement, love and friendship, laughter and hugs. Melanie and Ken's wedding was a genuine celebration.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Sun Comes Up...

And The Sun Goes Down

Life moves forward (or sideways) even when Mother Nature changes the scope of our surroundings. Before Irene busted in to our region we were in the midst of planning and preparing for our daughter's wedding, a classic Vermont diy (thank goodness for friends, family and neighbors) affair. Irene didn't stop the arrival of new life (so happy for you Kristen & Lauren) or the passing of loved ones, and dang if my daughter was going to let it stop her from getting married. And am I ever happy about that!

Here comes the bride.

Are you ready sweets?

Saturday, September 3, 2011


You may think you knocked us on our rears.

Think again.

It's been a long 6 days. Everyone is tired and dirty and there's still so much to do.  But tonight, we're dancin' in the street.