Thursday, November 27, 2014

November

"November is a russet apple with a glint of gold in
it's rough brown skin,
 one dry leaf clinging to its blackened stem, 
 a brisk spicy flavor at its core. 
It is cider working in dark barrels,
 reddish brown sawdust blanketing the sills,
 amber-eyed cows chewing all day in the stanchions.
 It is stately fowl on yard parade in brown and gray feathers 
and red combs, and many brown eggs in the barn cellar nests at night. 
It is grey crocks filled with barberry sauce
 and great cubes of translucent pumpkin, 
scarlet cranberries drying in the open chamber
. A lamp or lantern held high in the dark dairy
 reveals a mosaic of jellies, preserves, shrubs, 
wines, bottled herbs and yellow cream rising in shallow pans."

Gladys Hasty Carroll

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October


October is age regal and triumphant, 
the impartial judge on the bench,
 the dowager duchess, wise, strong, 
and in excellent health, 
bearing easily the weight of velvet robes 
which change with shifting light from deep blue
 to plum color and crimson,
 of heavy chains, heavy pins, 
heavy rings all of gold, 
all of the great keys which this month
 is the keeper of the coin of the realm
 secreted in the robe's capacious pockets."
Gladys Hasty Carroll

Monday, September 29, 2014

September

"September is a banner of soft purple 
and metallic gold proudly 
suspended across the sky...
The sand y roads are bordered deep 
in goldenrod and wild asters.
Sweet apples and Porters are yellow
 in the orchards and blue
pearmains are ripening.
 Maple trees are touched with yellow
 from the first frost.
Pumpkins are drawn by the cartload 
from the fields and stacked beside the barn."
Gladys Hasty Carroll

Sunday, September 14, 2014

3rd Birthday

It was a monster truck bash,
and it had to be green!
That's what my 3 year old
grandson wanted!





He drove the truck up and down the frosting hill
and that made him very happy:) 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

August (A Little Late)

"August is hot. Opulent, tired, thirsty, hot...
She asks no questions about the purpose of life,
is heavy with answers as a cow with milk
 coming up the pasture lane at days end.
 A child is to play and get into mischief
 and do his chores and eat and sleep and grow...
August is the meeting place of the currents of the year.
She feels the meeting within her,
the waters from many directions 
surging into a mighty eddy;
but she is not shaken by it, 
encompasses it calmly
 as she carried her children to full term 
despite their struggles to find a way out
 of the pocket in which she held them
 until it was time for them to go.
She is even faintly amused by the surging
 and eddying as she was by the struggles of her unborn."

Gladys Hasty Carroll

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Outfit for a Little Lass

This coat and bloomers was made
for a very special little lady
Juniper Kate
 who was born on her 
Great-Great Grandma's
( My Mom)
Birthday.
The coat is called a Brunch Coat
and the fabric was one I was saving for
some special project.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

One Year Birthday

The month has flown by and I still haven't posted 
Beckham's
one year birthday!
I did a Camping Theme
 With a tent and campfire cake...
 The cutest bear ever for the don't feed the bears sign...
 Lanterns, sticks and pinecones.
 The birthday boy did not think it appropriate to 
eat with his fingers,
he requested a fork and carefully
ate one forkful at a time!
His older brother however put his whole
face on top of a s'more bar
and had marsh mallows stuck to his face:)
It