Song For Autumn

Song for Autumn 

 by Mary Oliver

In the deep fall
don’t you imagine the leaves think how
comfortable it will be to touch
the earth instead of the
nothingness of air and the endless
freshets of wind?

And don’t you think
the trees themselves, especially those with mossy,
warm caves, begin to think

of the birds that will come — six, a dozen — to sleep
inside their bodies?

And don’t you hear
the goldenrod whispering goodbye,
the everlasting being crowned with the first
tuffets of snow?

The pond
vanishes, and the white field over which
the fox runs so quickly brings out
its blue shadows. And the wind pumps its
bellows. And at evening especially,
the piled firewood shifts a little,
longing to be on its way.

Happy Fall to everyone!

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Oh My…It’s Tomato Pie!

Honestly, I never heard about tomato pie until I lived in the south. Even then, for some reason, it just held no appeal for me…oh boy,was I blind.  Finally, after several “suggestions” from Pinterest, I decided to give it a go.  Pleasant surprise…despite the simplistic nature of the ingredients, it truly tasted…well, just like a fresh late summer day.  Let me give you the recipe!


The usual cast of characters…although I have experimented with some guest ingredients like bacon and corn…

1. Blind baked pie shell. I typically have several homemade pie crusts in the freezer, but store bought is fine…no judgment

2. 1/2 to 1 cup fresh chopped basil, extra points if you grow your own

3. 5-6 freshly chopped tomatoes with the juice squeezed out….I save and freeze the juice to use in stocks and broths

5. 1/2 cup mayonnaise…I use full fat, I assume reduced fat would work, if you try it let me know.

6. 2 cups chopped and shredded cheese…I use whatever I have on hand, for this pie I used cubed mozzarella and shredded cheddar.

7. A few dashes of hot sauce and a sprinkling of sea salt

Easy peasy steps

1. Placed juiced tomatoes in blind baked crust


2. Sprinkle chopped basil and sea salt on juiced tomatoes


3. Mix mayonnaise, cheese and hot sauce together until it is the consistency of a “slushy snowball” and spread on chopped basil…gently spread!


4. Bake 30-40 minutes in a 350 degree oven…I don’t cover it.


5. Remove, cool and enjoy!

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Of course, a beautiful Fall afternoon in downtown Annapolis is pretty nice as well.

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Time To Get Cozy

It might have been 75 degrees yesterday but the air held the promise of a chill, so it seemed the perfect time to bring out some fall coziness. I firmly believe it’s a little early to go full on pumpkin mode, but a few showed up on some pillows and throws. I just love this time of year, especially the excitement of Back to School. I’m so thankful both the Princess and I are in an actual school building. You could feel the excitement in the air. Our school is taking recommended precautions quite seriously to ensure good health and safety for everyone. We may have to social distance at school, but we are all about the cozy together in the home!

Family is the perfect word for Fall!
A cozy spot to read a good book or watch a great movie.
This pillow and vintage blanket just speak cozy to me.
Colorful fall in the master bedroom.

And a pretty Princess off to Second Grade!

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