Browsing Tag

fall

  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these darned socks. {heh.} 2. these wax pastels. {for doubling as face paint (even if they also inspired more than one last-minute costume change).} 3. these rain boots. {because gloomy weeks are made…

    November 1, 2019 4 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this little pumpkin. {for getting carried home in a backpack from grammy and grandpa’s house.} 2. this tank. {for saving me as i hit the awkward stage with a belly that’s not so…

    October 4, 2019 2 Comments
  • soups for welcoming fall.

    I think it’s safe to say that I’m officially feeling better. I know this mostly because the thought of making dinner is not sending me into fits of despair punctuated with gagging (sorry). Indeed,…

    October 1, 2019 26 Comments
  • to do list: summer’s last gasp.

    I’m slowly getting wise to the fact that the first week or two of September has become something of a moving target around here, both work-wise and kid-wise. There are new routines, earlier wake-ups,…

    September 12, 2019 7 Comments
  • 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
  • decorative gourd season, et cetera.

    Just my annual reminder that seasonal decorations need not break the bank, your back, or the precious planet we live on. This year, as in other years, we opted for the edible and the…

    October 16, 2018 19 Comments
  • how to know it’s october.

    In oatmeal, cinnamon. On tablecloths, beeswax. In the crisper, apples. On stoops, pumpkins. In doorways, spiders. At bodegas, mums. On minds, costumes. Underfoot, leaves. Against fence posts, cornstalks. Near trash cans, honeybees. In pockets,…

    October 1, 2018 14 Comments
  • how to know it’s september.

    In cakes, plums. At night, breezes. Through hair, brushes.  On heads, pigtails. Over shoulders, backpacks. In pouches, pencils. Inside t-shirts, names. On morning sidewalks, footsteps. Under the fence, asters. Among the milkweed, monarchs. In…

    September 4, 2018 21 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