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Sep 7, 2012

Time for an Autumn Giveaway!


THE DEADLINE TO ENTER HAS EXPIRED. MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED! THE WINNERS WILL BE LISTED IN A NEWER POST 
BY: 12:00 NOON, SEPTEMBER 25TH

I LIKE AUTUMN A LOT'M! I feel such exhilaration at this time of year — even if Fall is not official until Saturday, September 22nd. So, I am counting down with a GIVEAWAY!

Marcus Samuelsson, a modern celebrity chef, just authored his memoir, "Yes, Chef," which shares his unique journey to success. In addition, Harney and Sons is now carrying his signature tea blends, Ambessa.
"Ethiopian roots, a Scandinavian upbringing, world travel and an American coming of age... Ambessa's blends are a reflection of Chef Marcus Samuelsson's own journey as well as his passion for world-wide foodways and culinary creativity." -Harney and Sons
I thought it would be fun to bless 2 individuals with one of these teas — the winners will get to choose. Each tea may be perused further by clicking HERE

ENTRY GUIDELINES

  1. LEAVE A COMMENT. Please share your favorite way to experience Autumn.
  2. Be sure to INCLUDE YOUR NAME and contact information.
  3. RECEIVE EXTRA ENTRIES by referring friends. They need to mention your name in their post. No limit!
  4. THE DEALINE to enter is on the Autumnal Equinox: September 22nd at Midnight Pacific Time. Due to postage, this Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.


Read about Marcus Samuelsson HERE.

H A P P Y   F A L L !


Sep 6, 2012

Bye-Bye Birds

I mounted my very first hummingbird feeder in mid-July. A dominant male hummingbird promptly conquered the feeder, disallowing any females to sup unless they mated with him. (Hmm, sounds familiar.) Eventually, one female succumbed to his coercing like a coquette at a cocktail bar.

On Labor Day, I was told by 2 avid mountain gardeners, that I needed to take down the feeder or the hummingbirds will not migrate. I was thinking the birds would fly south instinctively, but apparently a maintained feeder sends the wrong message. With winter around the corner, I imagined ice-covered hummingbirds with beaks frozen in nectar. Not pretty.

So, yesterday, I removed the feeder. At first, the hummingbirds flitted circles around the vacancy. Then they vanished. The wasps, on the other hand, were obviously in denial. It took them hours to accept that the party was over.

NOTE: See  "And now I wait..." for my previous hummingbird post.