My Secret Recipe for a Home
Winter’s laundry hanging by the wood heater.
Porch plants sharing spaces with us in winter.
A teakettle that whistles.
A coffeepot, not a coffee maker.
A few herb plants growing around the house.
A garden plot.
A rosebush or two.
Homemade curtains and crocheted do-dads.
Quilts made by someone you know.
Lots and lots of ancient books.
Art made by someone you know.
Little places for the little people you love.
A well-worn broom.
Floor lamps, pillows, afghans, lace, birding books.
Oh, and lots of love, laughter, tears, and prayers.