Photography by Kristine I COME FROM … Homemade crepes, good for breakfast or dinner Playing kickball until the streetlights came on Ice cream always served in coffee mugs with a spoon Hanging on the backyard steel swing set, Daydreaming Pot Roast sizzling in the skillet with roasted vegetables Visiting Coastal Maine with red hot sand beneath my feet Homemade Spaghetti sauce simmering all day on the stove Riding bikes around the neighborhood with no hands Christmas Eve’s with signature dishes and so much laughter Playing on an all boys baseball team, with one other friend Elvis Gospel Music playing on Sunday Mornings in our home Scorching summer days, sitting on my Grandmother’s porch “My Braces Are Beautiful” Denim T-Shirt Listening to Jim Croce on 8-Track Tapes School Dances, House Parties, 80’s Music First Bus Ski Trip, seated next to my biggest crush Receiving a batgirl jacket, as part of our neighbors womens softball team Leather hobo bags w
Photograhy by Kristine NEW ENGLAND SUMMERS Misty Mornings Sun Rising Early and Setting Late Peepers Singing Loudly Hot and Humid Colorful Flowers in Bloom Ice Cold Lemonade Thick Green Leaves on Trees Children Laughing Backyard Cottontail Rabbits Choruses of Birdsongs Soft Musky Scents after a Rainfall Summer Solstice Butterflies Return Scenic Drives Near the Coast
Original Photography by Kristine It all began last Spring, when Covid forced many of our lives to change. A make shift office with a window that became a moving postcard each day. A pane of glass that offered such calm during uncertain times. Cottontail Rabbits, House Finches, American Robins, Gray Squirrels and Eastern Chipmunks working through their days, gathering food to survive. Some would run across the lawn, while others were swooping in and out and others just taking in the sounds that would catch their attention. Each Spring, the Cottontails make a home under our backyard shed. I have made it a practice to photograph each family that become renters for a short time and then continue on. The collage above is our newest guest - So Young, Precious and Curious. Such a treat for us to view nature playing out right infront of us.
Photography by Kristine THE COSY AUTUMN BOOK TAG (Original Tag Created By The Book Belle on BookTube) Q U E S T I O N S 1. What book always reminds you of Fall/Autumn? Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman 2. What is your favorite autumnal book cover? Autumn by Ali Smith 3. What is your favorite autumnal drink to read with? Pinot Noir - Any Season! 4. Do you prefer to read late at night or early in the morning? Always at night 5. Halloween is coming! What is your favorite spooky read? Pet Sematary by Stephen King 6. What is the ultimate comfort read for you? Relish by Lucy Kingsley 7. What is your favorite autumnal reading snack? SmartFood White Cheddar Popcorn 8. What is your favorite autumnal candle to burn while reading? Woodwick Pumpkin Butter 9. When you're not reading, what is your favorite autumnal activity? Photographing my favorite season 10. What is on your Autumn/Fall reading list? Many Food Memoirs including Save Me The Plums by Ruth Reichl and Animal, Vegtable an