Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of our friends and family members
who follow our blog! 

May 2014 be a year of health, wealth and happiness
to each and everyone of you!  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Mother Nature's Silhouette

There are certain months that we marvel at this sight.  It is the
sight of the Maple tree's reflection onto the snow cast by the
full moon.  Sometimes this happens during the summer months too!
But it is so evident with a light coating of snow.
The Mulberry tree casts a wispy shadow upon the white blanket of snow.
Look out your window and see if Mother Nature's silhouettes
are evident in your yard!  If so, take notice and be
grateful for such a marvelous sight!


Monday, December 16, 2013

Mother Nature's Bliss!

Mr. Fur sits looking at the weather station and outside trying to determine
what to do on this "not yet" winter's day!  For a little guy like Mr. Fur
there is already lots of snow with winter abounding at every turn. 
He gets restless but finds sleeping during the day and playing with
his many toys at night helps to pass the winter time!

Moments ago, my sister called me to say, "Look out the window at the moon
rising over the icy pond"!  And...there it was rising in all of its glory!  There
are things we take for granted...the sun rising and setting and the same for the moon.
But, if you just stop for a minute and think of how miraculous this is.  It is beyond
words or explanation.  The full moon is tomorrow, December 17th.  Perhaps the
pending snowstorm will prevent us from seeing the December Moon at its fullest so, take
a look tonight.  Take it all in...it won't happen again until next month!  Aren't we lucky?
This lovely occurrence  Mother Nature puts forth happens time after time, month after month! 
And...sometimes twice in one month!  The second full moon in a month is called a "Blue Moon"!
Check your 2014 calendars to see if and when the Blue Moons will occur.

Worcester's Gem on One of The Seven Hills!

Recently, I was at an event at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts.
There, I sold my cookbook and other items to the students of The College of the Holy Cross
along with faculty and the college community.
Holy Cross truly is a GEM on one of the "7" Hills of Worcester.  Picture perfect landscaping
with building made of brick nestled into the many different levels of hills.
The City of Worcester is in the background.  On this clear day, it is
evident there is beauty in academia right in our very own backyard!