Monthly Archives: October 2007

how nice

The Hip Homemaker gave me the Nice Matters Award. Isn’t that nice? The rules:This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world. Once you’ve been awarded, please pass it on to seven others who you feel are deserving of this award. My seven in alpha order (I know its anal but sometimes I can be): from … Continue reading how nice →
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I see dead house plants.

So what gives man. I mean, I thought I had a green thumb and then I can’t even keep a cactus alive. Succulents are supposed to be easy. I would rather keep orchids. I have no idea how to diagnose indoor plants. Give a tomato with a cracked stem or an aster with a fungus and I’m all over it. But, this. Seriously. How do I figure out what happened here? Some sort of bacterial or fugal issue. But it … Continue reading I see dead house plants. →
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el holo grande

El holo grande is what my friend, Pam, calls the Big Hole Valley and River in southwestern Montana. And since I didn’t post on her birthday because I was too busy celebrating her existence, HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAMCAKE. We left late on Friday and arrived to John making a fire, a pack of excited dogs and our friends pulling in their lines after an afternoon of epic fishing. We visit this super secret fishing spot every fall. I am not eight … Continue reading el holo grande →
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smokin’ plum butter

My friend Connie gave me two generous bags of plums. Last year was the first year I made plum butter and it was complete perfection. I didn’t even have to add sugar because it was that perfect. So, this year, I had high hopes. It was taking me awhile to get around to making the butter so I decided to do it in stages which I have always avoided so I don’t waste time or heat (from the stove) or … Continue reading smokin’ plum butter →
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final blooms. until next year.

You gotta love those last bits of color that hang on until the very end. After several frosts, the deep purples and oranges stand out among the shriveled, fragile perennials. In bloom today: snapdragon, hardy zinnia, sweet pea, aster, those little weedy daisy things, calendula, mum, autumn sedum, yarrow. We are headed to the Big Hole this weekend. It is my favorite place to be in October. We go to a *super secret* fishing hole that is referred to among … Continue reading final blooms. until next year. →
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