As you may have noticed from the sea of pink taking over cities everywhere, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is celebrated annually to increase awareness of this disease that touches so many of us. Today, 1 in 8 women (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer in her […] Continue Reading »
leaf piles beckon
what the soul needs;
what we forgot
golden sun washes faces
as crisp winds
harvest light bathes
living room floorboards
curls the air
and firesides begin
of crackling coziness
days too quickly dim
as fall envelops us in her
vibrant sweater of warmth,
_Liza McNamara, Sr. Editor […] Continue Reading »
With the autumnal equinox on September 22nd, when day and night were of equal length, we welcomed fall and life started all over again. Now that October is here, our gardens are bright with dahlias, camellias, echinacea, and chrysanthemums. Our recipes will be starring pumpkins, squash, apples, berries, seeds […] Continue Reading »
Now that the air is turning chillier, leaves are turning color, and autumn is officially here, it’s time to finally start shifting our menus to new recipes. No more light salads, chilled soups, and berry sorbets. Instead, we’re invited to turn our focus to comfort foods, heartier fares, and […] Continue Reading »
Glorious fall has arrived! This season is a favorite for many who can’t wave good-bye to the hazy days of summer fast enough as they look forward to the cool crisp air, falling leaves, and smell of wood smoke. And with that anticipation is a […] Continue Reading »
By definition, an anniversary marks a date that’s remembered because of a significant event. In this case, we’re highlighting a wedding anniversary, either your own or that of someone you care about.
To help celebrate this extra special occasion, you probably would want to send an anniversary card. But you […] Continue Reading »
Several months ago, we wrote about making people smile and random acts of kindness. The idea was to get people thinking about looking beyond themselves and reaching out to others who could use some cheering up.
Since it’s been a while, we wanted to reconnect and see how it’s going with your […] Continue Reading »
Hello Blue Mountain Friends,
Poet Helen Hunt Jackson wrote charming poems about all the seasons, but “September” is a special favorite. Here is an excerpt:
By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.
As we watch the falling leaves wave goodbye to summer, we […] Continue Reading »
Good times and good friends just naturally go together, but what do you do when hard times befall your friends? It’s easy to be a good friend during the fun times, but your friends need you most when life gets difficult, and they often could use your support and […] Continue Reading »
Not all friendships are created equal, but all friendships are indeed important and meaningful in their own unique, special ways.
Truth be told, there are varying levels of friendship. Some are extremely close. Some not as much, but still significant nonetheless. Although your various friendships may be different from one […] Continue Reading »