Observer Todayhttp://www.observertoday.comTop Headlinesen-usSat, 22 Nov 2014 16:01:11 EDTSat, 22 Nov 2014 16:01:11 EDT the fragile time sings to me in the fragile time between sleep and consciousness. Steady, soothing, and oddly musical, the raindrops hit the tin roof and capture me. It is time to rise, to greet the day, but the lullaby of the rain tucks me back into comfort.Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTA season to remember season is as full of traditions for me as fall. It's an odd, mixed up season during which we transition from summer to winter.Sun, 9 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTThe art of mindful seeing can take as long as 20 minutes to fully give myself permission to forget the worries of the world and be mindful as I walk. To be fully present to this moment. To see truly what is in front of my eyes.Sun, 2 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTForest pest identification workshop scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets working with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County, will be holding a two-part Forest Pest training and ID session on Tuesday and Wednesday.Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTThe art of basket making collect the produce from my garden in a wire basket. I store my kindling in a circular basket made of wooden splints. My catch-all container in the mudroom is a sweetgrass basket. Two squat baskets with lids decorate the top of my bookshelf.Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT