Monthly Archives: November 2018

Conservatory Blooms

Each November Smith College in Northampton MA has a flower show. Just when all is muted brown and grey and branches are bare, and when soft fog rises from ponds and bogs to linger until late morning. These are the days … Continue reading

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22 Ways To Be a Good Literary Citizen Without Spending A Dime

This is a list of so many good ways to support each other! The Sundress Blog Want to be a good literary citizen? On a tight budget? At Sundress we came together to bring you 22 ways that you can … Continue reading

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Harry Clarke’s Stained Glass

The emblematic stained glass windows rise high in Bewley’s tea shop on Grafton Street. Larger than life framed inhabitants, created with colors that glow like emeralds, rubies, & sapphires, look down at the diners pouring pots of tea and spreading … Continue reading

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In the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving today.  Blessing to all, wishes for warmth and safety, and prayers to All the Creation, especially in California.

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Thanksgiving Sleep and stillness cling to my eyes. morning light trickles through pine branches into the kitchen where yeast has raised  soft pillows of dough overnight. I slide the fragrance of warm yeast into the waiting oven. I kept the … Continue reading

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The Last Leaves

The leaves have held on tighter and longer this year. Even some maples are still dressed. Perhaps the high amount of rain we’ve had has helped the  trees hold onto their leaves longer.  Moss Brookis overflowing now and the vernal … Continue reading

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    November seems to descend from the heavens, dropping a curtain of longer twilight. November drops the curtain on color and light here in New England.  It’s dark by supper time, and still dark in the morning. The sun slants differently, … Continue reading

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