Wednesday, December 22, 2010

yummy

my dear friends pat and butch sent me this delicious cinnamon candy. this year they had an organizational glitch and i got TWO boxes. i could return one, or send it to someone else, but instead i will share them. so come by, if you're in the vicinity, and i will serve you some delicious tea and RED candy! yummy! i took some to school with me tuesday, and the kids loved it. thank you, my dear friends!
it's snowy here, and icy today, but about an hour's drive away in croghan, at ravenpond, there is probably three times as much snow. heaven for cross country skiers. (and i may get out on skis tomorrow, my knees are that much better!)
wendy supervises hannah checking her oil, readying her car for a road trip to her dad's for christmas eve. 
tis the season of nests. they're visible everywhere, little surprises in the trees. these have lived on my back porch for a while, one has paper engulfing it. i don't know for sure, but i think it's pulp i tossed out of the mill and over the stonewall, and a bird with imagination decided to create a nest like none i've ever seen. it's half cocoon, half nest.

16 comments:

Bonnie K said...

Mmmmm - cinnamon candy sounds delish! Wish I lived in your vicinity, but Buffalo is a bit too far to "pop-over".

Love the paper nest creation by that incredibly creative bird!

bogolan said...

Velma - you continue to surprise me - you know the Bramhills! I've know OF them for years as wonderful miniature/silver basketmakers. Never knew they did candy, too! ;-) The connections continue....

Velma said...

bonnie, next time you're up here, but i can't promise this candy... i was amazed when i found that nest!
judy, the candy is just for the holiday, i think. the bramhalls are precious old friends, almost the fist artist friends i made when i moved here. you MUST meet them!

aimee said...

the nests are divine. your girls are so good w/cars!!

kaite said...

next you'll be teaching your birds to make books, i do like a bird with imagination,
festive cheers, kaite

nandas said...

you deserve the extra candy after all the work you have put in with your class... and i love it when you find birds nests that incorporate whatever is at hand...and then you recognize it!

onesmallstitch said...

ooh, a creative bird--not surprised he/she lives near you. So happy to hear your knees are up to skiing. Have fun.

Sandra said...

Oh, I love this pulp nest!

Barry said...

V- love the nests - haven't visited your 24 nests yet - just love the creative bird. Whilst your Christmas will be white and cold may it also be filled with energy and joy. B

deb g said...

Yum...that reminds me of another candy recipe that I want to try. The paper nest is incredible.

Velma said...

that nest was such a surprise. last night i started feeling like myself again, energy coming back, enthusiasm, too.
hmmm bird books...

mjc said...

Velma collaborates with birds...I love that nest!

Velma said...

yes, it's way cool. i love it more than the horse hair nests from when i had horses.

Gilli said...

Love the pulp nest, looks skull-like.

Fiona Dempster said...

All the nests are special and gorgeous - but the pulp one really makes me smile. May your Christmas be filled with happiness and peace and may the snow be kind to you. Best wishes for a creative new year of making!

jude said...

now that is a nest.