Buckets and Begonias

Today marks a year since my mom passed away. 365 days, four seasons, countless family dinners, a new baby, an emptied nest, moves and holidays. Without her. Without either parent. This past summer I was visiting my daughter in her new hometown of Bloomington, Indiana. I saw the most luscious begonias—the size of shrubs—hanging throughout… Continue reading Buckets and Begonias


Thanksgiving China

Perhaps because it's my favorite holiday, I count years in terms of Thanksgivings. For me, the holiday is not just a stop-gap between Halloween and Christmas. It's a special day all its own. It deserves its own decorations, its own glam. The day after Thanksgiving, as the china gets packed away and the chipped Turkey… Continue reading Thanksgiving China