Browsing Tag

autumn

  • how to know it’s november.

    tucked in upper cabinets, candy. on sidewalks, leaf tannins. outside windows, orange. in mugs, cider. in the oven, muffins. on the stove, soup. at dinner, darkness. piled on beds, blankets. on the street, murmurs.…

    November 5, 2018 15 Comments
  • make your own: squash lanterns.

    Today, a brief tutorial on how to make a seasonal craft that gives an autumnal walk or an autumnal dinner just the right bit of whimsy and light to make everything else disappear for…

    November 8, 2017 22 Comments
  • beeswax-dipped leaves.

    We dipped colorful leaves in melted beeswax this weekend. Faye took her Halloween costume for a test-drive, I snapped a few photos, neither one of us upended the pot of liquid wax.  Here’s a…

    October 23, 2017 17 Comments
  • welcome fall, two ways.

    Tomorrow, fall, which seems deserving of celebration in spite of everything. I’ve always been something of a season watcher. It’s worth the moment to marvel, I think, at the way the light changes in…

    September 21, 2017 9 Comments
  • zero-waste decorations for fall.

    In any season, filling a house with reminders of the passing time and seasonal celebrations is a festive thing to do. Happily, it doesn’t need to require a special storage bin, lots of landfill-destined waste, or a decorating…

    October 10, 2016 38 Comments
  • bennington potters mug

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this cup of tea.{because ’tis finally the season.} 2. this fort. {because nothing beats a proper fort on a rainy fall day.} 3. this pumpkin.{because it’s…

    October 2, 2015 2 Comments
  • out and about: central park in fall.

    Are you humming yet? Hope so. This past weekend we spent the afternoon of James’s birthday scrambling around Central Park. We took the 4/5 up to 86th Street and stopped by the Dean & Deluca at…

    November 10, 2014 13 Comments
  • neighborhood musings.

    It was a weekend for long walks around the neighborhood and Sunday afternoon movies and making salsa verde with last week’s tomatillos. Last weekend we searched for bits of autumn, and this weekend it…

    October 7, 2013 7 Comments
  • late september, red hook.

    A little acknowledgement that New York has been killing it with good weather lately. It’s been all sunshine and blue skies and temperatures for pairing sweaters and sandals. Perfect, in other words. Unless you’re…

    September 30, 2013 7 Comments
  • home again, home again.

    My hometown has a way of making you miss her in the fall months. Over the weekend, James and I were back home for the wedding of one of my oldest friends. We shuffled down…

    October 30, 2012 12 Comments