Category archive: Crabtree Cottage Garden

“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” ~ Oscar Wild It has been an amazing transition into the Autumn Season here in The Berkshires.  Although “they” are saying our fall foliage splendor is delayed and muted, we find some of the colors absolutely awe-inspiring. Perhaps it may be peak by the weekend! Here are…

Our version of Summer Living is to incorporate Hygge in the garden ~ twinkle lights, candles, scents of amazing flowers, a fire in the chiminea, and amazing atmosphere! Hygee may be the term for secrets for happy living in Scandinavian countries, but here in the states we practice some of the same principles, and because…

A New Adventure at Crabtree Cottage!

  “And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” – Meister Eckhart We have just ended our nineteenth year as a B&B here at Crabtree Cottage and we are closing our doors and starting something new!   “I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on my…

“To see the Summer Sky Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie – True Poems flee.” Emily Dickinson It sure is hard to say good bye to summer. Business wise, it was one of our best. We truly enjoy our guests, and even though it is our busiest time of the year, we…

“Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat: it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.”  Scout in To Kill A Monkingbird  (Did you know that Dill…

“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” ― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets Max enjoying a cigar on a beautiul summer night! Simplicity at its best! Lemon Olive Oil Cake ~ pop over to my facebook for the recipe. Today for breakfast I offered a special cheese omlet…

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” – Leo Tolstoy, Ann Karenina  Max says, “please stop winter now!” I have promised him no matter what we are not going to put on his coat or his booties again, until next winter.  I hope the weather will cooperate because there isn’t a more disappointed face…

  We are getting ready for some cozy living here at Crabtree Cottage.  The gardens are ready to be put to bed, there are leaves waiting to be raked up and soup to be served in front of the fire.   It has been a glorious late summer and autumn season here at Crabtree Cottage….

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