Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Very thankful for November and the joy it has brought

My new bestie :-) You may recall that I have a new best friend....my sour dough starter named Serendipity. She stares at me when I open the refrigerator door in our basement. In my younger years, I had no interest in dealing with a sour dough starter as it was always sports for the boys, hiking, going to camp, traveling, career, etc. Times have changed (in 2020), and it has afforded me time to bake bread and share with others. Everyone loves it.  
Where I walk some mornings at the golf course. 
Sometimes the moon is out. 
Up north were my camp is. 
I was gifted 30 dahlia tubers, and am looking forward to these red beauties next year. 
I have enjoyed taking sunset photos at Oneida Lake. They are some of the best in the world.
My mug is always full thankfully.
I can't be without fresh basil :-)
Morning view out my living room window. 
Our first snowfall on 11/17/20.
This is my "office view" of the living room mantel. I work in the living room in the morning, and then move upstairs to my office for the remainder of the day. I enjoy seeing this lighted mantel when the mornings are dark. 

We have much to be thankful for with the exception of the virus. I guess we must go one step at a time. Stay well.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. I am a golf course walker sometimes too and fairy lights lover..I'll have to name my starter it arrived yeasterday:)Get it?
    Covida? No because I have no luck w/ starters why jinx it more?
    Hope In Jar..aka Philosophy?
    I'll see..I have a good feeling about this one;)

    1. Welcome sista! I look forward to hearing of your sourdough adventures. We've made sour dough pretzels, and the latest batch of dough has several grains added. Today is bake day.

  2. The starter jyst keeps giving back goodness! Your photos are so beautiful and I do love your twinkling view of your mantle. I have fairy lights and lights on timer boxes through the my home. We all need some magic!

    1. The starter keeps giving and giving! We are enjoying the bread making, and I have shared bread with several friends who asked for the "recipe" LOL, I have to explain it's a sour dough bread that requires you to commit to feeding a starter. Then they say thank you anyways!

  3. Truly, the natural beauty in your area has been spectacular this fall. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful photos Deb! I admire your dedication to your starter, I don't have the patience for that...I'm sure the bread is amazing! Love your mantel!

    1. Can you believe that my friend Kitty has kept this starter going for over 20 years? Now that is dedication! Thank you, the mantel brings such joy.

  5. Replies
    1. Thank you Susan :-) Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. Such lovely scenes Deb. You have had a wonderful November despite Covid. Great way to share with friends, the bread sounds wonderful. Happy Thanksgiving dear friend........


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