Celebrations and holiday observances are unique to every family. They are the times and events that anchor our years and work to establish our memories, prompting us to share stories of absent loved ones and observe long-held traditions, all of which combine to enrich us and give us a sense of who we are. Here, I hope to share a bit of how my family sets time apart as special, even for seemingly insignificant events, and how we remember and recognize our loved ones. Join us as we commemorate life and embrace one another.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall Has Officially Arrived

Reposted from Gooseberry Lane.  Original posting date:  9/24/2011.

Spice cookies on depression glass
Yesterday was the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere, that day toward the end of the year when light and dark are equal (or nearly so).  Gone are the hot, humid days of August;  approaching are the chilly days of October and November when the leaves will change color and the beautiful shades of red, yellow, and gold will fill the landscape, especially here in New England.  The fact that, today, the temperature is 73˚ F, the humidity is 93%, and the large maple tree in my backyard is still loaded with green leaves should be roundly dismissed as evidence to the contrary.  Autumn is here and the time has come to begin the hard work of preparing the home and garden for winter.

That said, I wanted to take some time to slow down and recognize the moment, to recognize the intricate design of the universe that makes it possible for us to identify the signs and seasons of the year.  To mark the day, my daughter created a tasty meal of chili and rice, topped off by these delicious spice cookies.  She started with a gingersnap recipe and tweaked it a bit.  They really were as yummy as they look.  Many blessings on your day.

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the the night;  and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years. --- Genesis 1:14 NASB

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