oh deer

oh deer

Last summer, we had a doe and her twin fawns that lived in the neighbor's yard while they were on vacation for a month.  During that time the mother taught her fawns to jump chain link fences and travel the neighborhood.  It wasn't unusual to see them strolling down the sidewalks at any given time [...]

winter light

winter light

I had just walked in my bedroom when I noticed the light coming in the window was teasing the dried hydrangeas on my dresser, and flirting with them in a most provocative way.  I grabbed my camera to capture their blushing beauty. A little bit of sunlight during these long winter months, will make any [...]

this week’s bake – sugar cookies (and my first attempt at royal icing)

this week’s bake – sugar cookies (and my first attempt at royal icing)

Well, it is Sunday, and time to bake again.  I've had this almond-flavored sugar cookie recipe for years and it's always been a favorite.  It came with an icing recipe, but I wanted to try my hand at Royal Icing. This recipe says to chill the dough for 1 hour after making before rolling it [...]

a drippy, dreary day

a drippy, dreary day

Drippy and dreary are the best words to describe the weather around here lately.  Until the snow comes to brighten the scenery, Ohio weather is not only drippy and dreary, but some people find it downright depressing. The  sun hasn't been out much this winter and the cloudy days go on endlessly.  While some people [...]