Archive | October 2015

Caramel Camel & Coal

WARM AND RICH

I am convinced that my affection for October and November is largely due to the return of my favorite trio. These three friends of mine are frequently quiet through the months of summer. Individually, one may be spotted occasionally. However, they rarely travel together. Once the trees begin their transformation into colorful combinations, this rich trio begins it’s obligation to warm us through the months ahead.

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I hope this post has reacquainted you with this trusted trio. Regardless of design style, be it leather gloves or leather sofas, the rich warmth of this threesome has remained constant. So as you bring forward those mittens and scarves, firewood and throws…absorb the warmth of the caramels, the camels and coals. Appreciate those friends who warm your heart everyday because…

EVERY DAY MATTERS

Autumn

AWE   INSPIRING

I am one of those who welcomes  Autumn. I become invigorated by the cooler temperatures as well as enthused by the prospect of snuggling down for winter. I try to take advantage of the pep in my step and go about cleaning and organizing closets, cupboards and drawers. It helps my mind feel prepared for the onslaught of holidays. I love to cook and bake….it’s the soups and stews, brownies and pies….that warm my soul. image

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I hope this post will inspire you to ready your world for the upcoming cold with enthusiasm. Usher in the beginning of autumn by embracing the bounty nature provides. From pumpkins and porridge to acorns and ashes. Savor longer evenings rather than curse the early hour of a setting sun. The days may be shorter, yet no less precious. Be be holding of these gentle days because…

EVERY DAY MATTERS

This entry was posted on October 10, 2015. 2 Comments

My Lovely Charleston

CHARLESTON STRONG

The morning frost has returned for many of us. It may not be quite ready to be a daily visitor, but we are aware of it’s close proximity. As I compiled photos for my next post, I imagined I wasn’t alone in discovering my mind was wandering from summer supper outside to warm soups by the fire inside. Mother Nature is constant with her seasons, yet unpredictable with her time table. Mother Nature will also make her power known. Such has been the case this past weekend with the unrelenting rains and floods in South Carolina. My heart hurts for those who are having to deal with the trauma of having to evacuate their homes, uncertain of what they will return to. Those of you who read this site are aware of my love for Charleston. This lovely city has withstood war, hurricane and flood. This treasure of the South will recover and move forward as it always has. The glorious gardens will have to be given time and patience to revive. Many of the precious homes and shops will require strength and stamina to find their way back. The dear ones of Charleston are a strong lot who adore their beloved city as they do their families. As with all families, they will gather together, weather the storm and stand strong once again.

This entry was posted on October 5, 2015. 1 Comment