What a beautiful day it is here on Whidbey, with summer warmth in the sunshine, and hints of autumn in the shade and the breeze. My gardens are still bursting with flowers, vegetables and herbs; but I have picked the first orange sugar pumpkins, field grasses are golden, and finches and pine siskins are delighted with my inability to keep the cosmos tidy!
This is going to be just a short note to let you know I’m going to take a two week business break this month. I will be closing my shop to new orders the evening of Sunday, September 5, and will reopen on Monday the 20th. Orders placed between now and Sunday will be mailed September 6, or will be available for pick up on Wednesday the 8th. If you would like to pickup next Wednesday, please contact me prior to ordering for a code to remove postage from your order.
It has been an intense summer in many ways and it seems that intensity will remain and possibly grow into fall. I need some quiet time to plan for the Harvest and Holiday seasons ahead; time to do a quick inventory, blend teas, and make salves and soaps, and other things. I’m also looking forward to time to relax, read, and even take a watercolor class!
While closed the shop will transition to autumn, and when I reopen on September 20, the Harvest Collection of teas and gifts will be available to you.
Take good care! Be safe and well.
DeAnn Olson says
I just LOVE reading your messages! They always seem to put me into whatever season it is…or going to be.
I’ve enjoyed the photos of flowers too. Your cottage is just what you wanted it to be…YOU!!!
Blessings and love, DeAnn
Thank you so much, Miss D! I do love being surround by my flowers. Aren’t you glad we live where we have seasons? Hope to see you soon! xo
Doris Marie Newkirk says
Thank you and I wish I had the opportunity to take a sabbatical from the world for a week or two, maybe just not look at the computer for a day.
I understand. A true, unplugged break would do us all good, I think. I wish this could be a full sabbatical, but alas, it won’t be. I’ll still be doing a lot of work behind the scenes and online, and even the watercolor class will be online, but at least it will be at my chosen time and hopefully on my screened porch. Take good care, Doris!
Just a little note to tell you how much I admire the gifts you bring with such quietude and reverence, Dori. We turn with the seasons. You do this so beautifully. Hugs from Tacoma. – Hannah
Blessings to you, Hannah. We have little (if any) control over the seasons, be they in nature or in our lives, do we? I just wish to wind my way through it all as gently, mindfully, and gracefully, as I can. Even with all the worldly worries, there is so much beauty. Peace and love to you, dear one.