Empyrean

the highest heaven Details seemed to aim to distract, skies overcast, winds that weren’t up to fanning as briskly as believed for, foliage dropping faster than the weightless flutter envisioned, and there I stood, in all the pristine stillness, found, lifted higher still than all that I had hoped or ever could begin to hope.Continue reading “Empyrean”

Medovik – Russian Honey Cake – Sorta

Minus the honey, which I realized I was out of mid-bake. The very brief story of this cake dates back to the 19th century, when a new chef baked a honey cake for Empress Elizabeth Alexeievna, wife of Emperor Alexander I, unaware that she was not very fond of honey; however, as all good storiesContinue reading “Medovik – Russian Honey Cake – Sorta”

Something Up Above

“Something up above was calling him imperiously.“ Imperiously! Oh my, I’m hooked. I started reading The Wind in the Willows, children’s classic by Kenneth Grahame. Every other word is a feast, a scrumptious feast. Sometimes when I dive into such books I can only take in one page at a time. Do you ever feelContinue reading “Something Up Above”

Winged Creatures in a Garden, They Do Fly!

There is ample room in a garden for endless creative meanderings, laughter and stories and all sorts of lightheartedness that lifts our feet off the ground even without the assistance of a magic cape. Sometimes a little or a lot of nonsensical too. And now I must look up nonsensical and play “Jellicle Cats” fromContinue reading “Winged Creatures in a Garden, They Do Fly!”

Owl You Need Is

homemade applesauce The recipe is simple, so let’s just sing instead. Love Love Love There’s nothing you can do that can’t be doneNothing you can sing that can’t be sungNothing you can say, but you can learn how to play the gameIt’s easyNothing you can make that can’t be madeNo one you can save thatContinue reading “Owl You Need Is”

Wackadoodle

wackadoodle [wak–uh-dood-l]Someone or something eccentric, wrongheaded, bizarre, or foolish, generally in an amusing way and with a mildly dismissive tone. My kids and I used the word way before I ever looked it up. I’d typically emphasize it by saying wackadoodledoo. When you’re a full-time stay-at-home mom it comes to mind quite often and rolls off theContinue reading “Wackadoodle”

Welcome, October

Hello, harvest moon. Good day, little suns and stars and smiles who gather here and light up this beautiful place and make more room. So much room. Welcome, October. I made woodland caramel apples just for you, and for my son whose birthday is later this month but I happen to celebrate it all 31Continue reading “Welcome, October”