Snow Day

My kids got out of school early today because of the winter storm headed our way. In a matter of moments we went from not having one bit of snow on the ground to the ground being covered and more snow still falling.


I know I am not the only one out there ready for Spring!


Happy Halloween!

Thy soul shall find itself alone
'Mid dark thoughts of the grey tomb-stone;
Not one, of all the crowd, to pry
Into thine hour of secrecy.

Be silent in that solitude,
Which is not loneliness — for then
The spirits of the dead, who stood
In life before thee, are again
In death around thee, and their will
Shall overshadow thee; be still.

The night, though clear, shall frown,
And the stars shall not look down
From their high thrones in the Heaven
With light like hope to mortals given,
But their red orbs, without beam,
To thy weariness shall seem
As a burning and a fever
Which would cling to thee for ever.

Now are thoughts thou shalt not banish,
Now are visions ne'er to vanish;
From thy spirit shall they pass
No more, like dew-drop from the grass.

The breeze, the breath of God, is still,
And the mist upon the hill
Shadowy, shadowy, yet unbroken,
Is a symbol and a token.
How it hangs upon the trees,
A mystery of mysteries!

Edgar Allan Poe (Spirits of the Dead)

More of Fall

I love summer. LOVE it. But Fall colors are so gorgeous too!
Nothing says Fall to me quite like a trip out to the pumpkin patch and seeing all those little red wagons pile up waiting for people to take them out searching for just the right pumpkin to take home and carve!
Leaves turn colors, mums bloom and big, tall corn fields ….yep, Fall is here.