A glorious

golden day

on the Island


Today is cool and cloudy.

Banging, rattling and thumping sounds are coming from the roof.

It’s chimney cleaning day.


Well, we’ll have to wait a bit for a cheery fire in the woodstove.

But there’s a warm spicy fragrance flooding the kitchen.

Cloves, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and raisins simmering on the stove top.

Hard-working chimney sweeps need the occasional treat.

Recipe tomorrow.

Happy Monday!

7 thoughts on “and more

  1. Sweet Bay says:

    I’ll bet those were happy chimney sweeps! 🙂 The cake looks wonderful.


  2. Josie Ray says:

    Oooo, the suspense is killing me! That looks wonderful!


  3. Tracie says:

    This looks and sounds very similar to something my mother in law taught me to make. Very spicy, moist, dense and delicious beyond words! I look forward to the recipe to see if it is the same one.


  4. beth says:

    Oh, my! That cake looks very yummy. The recipe – yes, please!


  5. Jientje says:

    Mmmm, yum!! Can’t wait to see the recipe, it looks delicious!Your Fall leaf pictures are beautiful!


  6. tonia says:

    can i come? now? i won’t be much trouble and i love fires and spices and leaves. :)thinking of your friendship with such comfort and gratitude.(((k)))


  7. ellen b says:

    Those Chimney Sweeps are going to be happy after having to smell that wonderful cake baking…Beautiful sunshiny leaf shots.Have a great week!


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