All the trees are almost barren, Now I can see farther across the hills. Heavy knit sweaters folks are wearing, Frost each morning sits on my windowsills. Gathering wood for my old iron stove, Hanging bird feeders in a nearby grove. Filling my cup with hot spiced tea, I’ll call on an old friend to share it with me.
Author: Eileen Clark ~ November 2018
Painting ~ Sycamores on Clear Creek, Oil on Canvas
November’s the month that you get a chance, To spend time outside a little while longer. Warm sunny days may show up now and then, But the wind is cooler and a little bit stronger.
Leaf’s dangling on branches here and there, Plenty of warning before they are totally bare. Darkness comes early, light no longer yours, Better get busy, finish up those outdoor chores.
Repair all the cracks in the window panes, Clean out the twigs and leaves in your drains. Stack up plenty of logs in a nearby covered space You’ll have nightly warmth coming from your fireplace.
November gives you the time to put your mind at ease, The Almanac gives warning, this winter a deep freeze. Sitting by the fire with your coffee, you have not a care, You were the smart one, you knew how well to prepare.
Author Eileen Clark 2014
Quoted by Sarah Blank Studios
"The New England style farmhouse above is from 1750. Despite the clear skies and November sunbeams, the inside of the homestead was so dark and smelled of creosote from ages past. A little fire burned in the kitchen and herbs hung from the ceiling. The surrounding fields were the home to 13,000 soldiers during the Revolutionary War."
It was in September of 2012 that I created this blog I named, Books & Poems Coffee & Teas. I had learned about blogging from a friend on another website and I registered myself and started my first blog. I felt so silly writing things out to myself and no one listening to me or answering. In a short time I wandered over to other peoples blogs to see what they had to say and how there’s looked. After many months of trials and errors I got a response from someone and friends, I was hooked! Then I discovered WordPress.com and fell in love with it. I do, I love WordPress.
Many of you have been following me for several years now and know my history. For any that don’t, I have rheumatoid arthritis and use a power chair to get around. I hardly ever leave my home except for a doctors visit once a year if that often. That is why this website is so important to me by filling up my days and having the time pass quickly. I never get bored because I enjoy posting every day and getting your likes and your comments. I am using this ten year anniversary to thank you and I look forward to you coming back often. I would also like to thank WordPress.com for giving us this wonderful platform to express ourselves and keep in touch with our family and friends around the world.My best regards, your fellow blogger, Eileen Clark
Get out of my way, please get out of my way I haven’t had my hot cup of coffee today Sand in my eyes, cobwebs on my face If you want to live, get out of my space * Haven’t brushed my teeth nor used a wash cloth What I need right now is cream and bean broth Looked in the cabinet, the refrigerator, and drawer Nothing no where, never been in this situation before * My eyes popping out and my ears are turning green Toe nails curling up and I think I’m gonna scream You ask what can you do, well you can either pray Or quick, you can get me to the nearest coffee cafe’
The story of Pharisäer kaffee gives you something to talk about over coffee. it’s amusing to think of parishioners in the 1870’s disguising their dark rum-spiked coffee behind whipped cream so their pastor didn’t think they were drinking. This classic German recipe is also pleasantly simple and a delight to drink.
You’ve come to the right place. I’m going to show you How to Make Iced Coffee. Watch the video showing you How to Make Iced Coffee, then scroll to the bottom of this post so you can print out the recipe and make it at home, have fun!