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“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…

Cozy : small, comfortable, and warm : friendly and pleasant : suggesting or showing a closeness between two people, groups, businesses, etc. : very close   I remember when I first started my B&B, eighteen years ago, searching for a word to describe my B&B.  The word cozy kept coming up.  I learned in the…

“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…

Take time to NOTICE the things that other people are OVERLOOKING ~ the slowdown challange The Berkshire winter landscape is magnificent even on a cold and frigid day. It is always a good idea to fight that inner voice that wants to stay in by a warm fire, a good book, or a great movie….

  Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow.  I have a place in the pattern, and so do you. Thinking of you this holiday season!”  -T.A. Barron     We have officially entered the holiday season ~ I love to include Thanksgiving as the kickoff!  I love to think…

  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….

      I am lucky that I really get to do what I love.  I love keeping house! I also love setting the stage for my guests’ arrival, especially repeat guests. I anticipate catching up with them and sharing time together.  Planning breakfast menus,  tending to my garden and decorating my house fill me with…

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. ”  John Steinbeck We sure are enjoying the beautiful late spring weather here in the Berkshires! Everything is lush spring green and the spring flowering trees and bulbs have been glorious! One of the greatest things about spring is…

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