Home-Sweet-Fall-Scented-Home

I don't care if it's 85 degrees out (yeah, yeah, I live in Texas), it is officially autumn to me - I'm not even going to wait for the equinox! I was home all day today, so I threw a few things into a pot on my stove, and it didn't take long until my…

Side Table: October 13

I'm really getting into the Halloween mood! See that handsome crow there in the middle of my table? That's Carlos, he was on sale at a Walgreens last year, and I had to rescue him from the shelf. I am wild about birds -crows and ravens are my favorites by far. They are not just…

Syllabus: Autumn 101

  Happy Fall, Y’all! I’m introducing a new category for the blog I’ve been really excited about... I have a harmless but kind of odd habit: I collect syllabi. And textbooks. And worksheets. And library cards. And teacher clip art. I know, I know. It makes me happy, and that’s good enough for me! With…

My Autumn Essay for Halcyon Days

  Oh happy day! I was recently reminiscing about my beloved Grandmama - I always think of her as autumn approaches every year. I journaled a bit about my thoughts and memories, and then crafted it into a short essay, "A Bushel and a Peck of Autumn Love." I was pleased as punch (or apple…

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me…”

I picked these up from the brick lined path leading to my local library At 8:54 p.m. CST this evening, fall arrived with her usual flair for drama - following a torrential Texas-style downpour and thunderstorm. She waited until the last raindrop fell before making her grand entrance. I don't blame her at all for…