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Life Snapshots August 2016 Week 4

The last day of August.  Sigh.  Fall moved in a few weeks ago, in spite of what the calendar says about when it's supposed to arrive.  Our trees have been turned and the leaves are starting to drop, the garden has been harvested, all but the potatoes, and we've had our first frost.  Hunting season opens in a few days.  Labor Day Weekend, the last hurrah of three day weekends is upon us.  Yes, Summer has left Alaska. The colors of the sky always seem so crisp with the changing of the seasons. I'm reading Rising Strong by Brene Brown .  Really enjoying Brown's writing, this is the second book I've read by her.  I read Daring Greatly first.  I've got plans to read a couple of her other books.  Her books talk about vulnerability and the process of being brave and showing up.  There will be a review of this book in the future. Knitting.  Fall and cooler weather always pull me back to knitting.  Right now I'm working on this scarf that I found on Ra

Life Snapshots August 2016 Week 3

Good morning Alaska. Sneaking in some daily creativity Sunday morning. Morning Moon. Garden harvest. Geese, a sign of Fall.  Falafel, it's what's for dinner.

Life Snapshots August 2016 Week 2

Let's just put this on the table first, and then we'll get into the details of the pics. Life Snapshots will eventually be a weekly post, I just need to get back into the habit of planning blog posts better. Cool? Yeah? let's get to some snapshots. I've tried to sneak in as much porch time as I can before the weather gets away from me.  The leaves are starting to turn an obvious yellow, that we can no longer ignore.  The Geese are starting to fly overhead more frequently.  Fall is moving in quickly.  I find myself hoping for a mild Fall, but I think it's going to be an early winter. I spent a little time with my morning coffee enjoying the sun a couple of Saturday's ago.  My Midori Travel's Notebook is laid open for some morning journaling and in the pile to the right - my Kindle , Eat the City and my reading notebook. I completely love my Midori but am still using up comp books in my stash for some of my notes.  Eventually, I'll

Book Review: Eat the City

Eat The City by Robin Shulman Title:   Eat the City Author:   Robin Shulman Type:   Regional Food From the back of the book:  Food, of course, is about hunger - but it's also about community.  With humor and insight, Eat the City shows how, in places like New York, people have found ways to use their collective hunger to build their own kind of city. Why I picked this book up:  I'm always drawn to books about food.   This book caught my eye at the library and I knew I had to read it. My thoughts on the book:  I really enjoyed reading this book.  Lots of great history was mixed in with the present-day food seen. This is a book about the people who are passionate about the food they help create.  When Shulman describes the people she talks to, she does a fantastic job of giving you enough detail to create a vivid mental picture, without getting too wrapped up in all the little bitty details of it all. I found this to be an easy read, with several great lines and

Embracing My Curly Hair

Curly hair, blessing or curse?  Now that I'm almost forty - blessing, but thirty years ago it was a curse.  It took me a lot of years to finally give in and embrace the curls, as in the past ten years have been curly.  With age comes wisdom, a truer saying was never said. I would say the last four years have been the best.  I've completely embraced the curls and no longer fight them.  I'm constantly learning about curly hair and the number one thing I can tell all my curly haired sisters - no two heads of curly hair are the same.  What works for some, just won't work for others. Key things I've learned April 2012 Longer is better for me.  I wore my hair short for a number of years, still cussing my curly hair, but believing that it was the easiest way for me to deal with it.  When we moved to Alaska, see photo at right, I committed to growing my short 'do out.   While longer is better, too long was too much for me.  Just above my shoulders is t

Life Snapshots August 2016 Week 1

It's late summer here in Alaska, verging on Fall.  Shhh!  Don't tell any other Alaskans that I said the "F" word.  It means the light is slowing disappearing, the mornings are getting cooler, the fireweed is going to seed and the trees aren't as green as they once were. Fireweed from past seasons It's a love-hate kind of thing for me.  I love the light this time of year, the magic hour begins to return.  If you're a photographer of any kind you'll understand that, if you're not, you might be wondering what I'm talking about.  The basic translation of the magic hour is the light is golden in the early morning and late afternoon.  It baths everything in a beautiful, warm light, that seems to make photographs pop off the screen or page. Morning Moose (Taken with iPhone, zoom) The hate is knowing that in only a few months we'll be down to just a few hours of daylight each day.  We're blessed where we live in the Interior, as

Welcome to The Porch Postscript

Welcome to The Porch Postscript - a place to hang around, sip coffee, chat with a neighbor and enjoy the summer sun, even in the dead of winter.  Check out the Start Here page to learn more of what's coming soon . Read about what it's like to be a Wyoming girl, with a Missouri heart, living in Alaska. Savor a few good recipes. Find a new book to inspire you. Plan your next vacation. Visit often and share comments on the posts that spark something in your soul.