Monday, October 6, 2008


                                                Cooper and Daisy
                                                More mirrors?
One of my weekend necessities her in KC is a trip to the River Market. www.thecitymarket.orgFor us that includes picks from bountiful midwestern farms,..(earlier this summer I was a blackberry-a-holic) breakfast at Succotash, and a veture into the many creaky & deal-filled floors of the River Market Antique Mall.www.rivermarketantiquemall.comThe coors saturday were rich & vibrant, ..turning towards fall. Cooper got a chance to play with a dairy calf, & I came home with the tiniest of fingerling potatoes, sweetest sungold tomatoes, and two garnet colored mums to add to the pumpkins on the porch.
                                               The weekend wasn't long enough.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

far & dear

Facebook. An element of our times. Can I just say though, how golden it is to find myself chatting away with one of my dearest friends from my days at Cheley Colorado Camps...Thanks, technology. And Trigger Bill.

So, in July our little family moved to KC, Mo...right about at the M on the green map here. I work for Hallmark, officially "Director of Retail Gift". Unofficially, I get to work with several floors of highly creative & graciously dedicated people. As this blog unfolds, I'll speak more about why I do what I do.

For now, I'll leave you with a few shots of where the pumpkins landed, perhaps you'd wondered.

And remember how GOOD it feels to talk to those who mean so much, and how delicious it is when time melts away....

           Mills Lake, CO...late 70's

Orange you glad

Sunday we went to the pumpkin patch...40 acres of lumpy funky gourds & pumpkins smack in the middle of the Midwest.  Makes a California girl feel good when she can pile 3 wheelbarrows full of mostly NOT orange pumpkins on her front porch. Cooper loved it. And the cider slushes & home made donuts were...irresistible.