Prince Snow Farm



 So I am swinging back into a routine the best way I know how.
School has been back in session for about a month now, and we all have our daily rituals. 

I get up at 5:20 and I'm out the door by 6:40 at the latest. 

I AM totally a morning person. 

BUT,  I love sleeping 'til 6-6:30 and waking up before everyone. I like puttering and tidying and lifting the shades to let the morning light fill our home with promises as I make a leisurely breakfast.

I like tossing on my navy blue polka dot wellies to head down the field to the garden before the sun  has risen above the trees. I like breathing in the summer air and letting it swirl around in my mind….freedom and creativity and plans overloading the circuits at times. 

I like listening to the deer rustle in their wooded bedrooms…too shy to visit me in daylight, but brazen enough to munch my hostas to the ground in the still of the night.

I like embracing all that nature has created as the seasons ebb and flow before my eyes. 

I like picking flowers and dreaming of being a flower farmer as I set my tiny jars of blossoms on a weathered picnic table by the side of the road. 

I suppose I haven't given up all  that fills my heart with joy… I have simply changed with the seasons…embracing each with a newfound gladness and hope.

For now, my students are my flower blossoms…each needing tending and coddling and nurturing. In time, they too will flourish and move on, and I will miss the familiarity of routine that we develop together. 

For now, my morning routine may have changed, but all that I have learned and felt and experienced is carried with me…with each season having a role molding me into who I am and who I will become.

"To Everything There Is a Season."


  1. Fall is very pretty on your farm. We're full on fall here in Oregon in the gorge now. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    1. Thanks Teresa! We haven't really started to change color yet, but we are close!

  2. Fall is beautiful at Prince Snow Farm as are all of the seasons.

    I wish you a good school year with plenty of time for writing, gardening, living . . .

    1. Aw thank you! I am hoping to embrace all of the above!

  3. I admire that you get up so early. I haven't been a morning person since my children learned how to make their own bowl of cereal!!! I enjoy the peace in the evening, sitting on the porch or dock looking at the moon and stars. We are all so different yet individuals.

    As a new follower, I didn't know you were a teacher. What grade? My daughter has been teaching for 3 years now. It really is a passionate position for her.


    1. Ah yes, evenings are lovely as well! Yes I teach! 6th grade math and science…and this is my 25th year!!!!!

  4. I'm so happy to visit you today, Monica. Your blog banner is beautiful and perfect for the season. It's nice to get a peek at fall where you are. It's still just like summer here in Texas. :)

    1. Thanks Stacey! I know it's humongous, but I am still in love! Thanks for the affirmation!

  5. Monica,
    Lovely expressions of Fall and such a refreshing post for a tired Texas girl!
    Happy Saturday,

    1. Hi Jemma! So glad you popped by! Sorry you are tired! Some weeks seem to drag us down more than others! Hopefully you can get some needed rest!

  6. routines are circles that we join after breaks and enjoy like adventures.glad you are enjoying your's
    your fall touches are so beautiful loved the flower pots

  7. I LOVE what you said about your students being your flowers during this season!!!! They will appreciate you soooo much, even if they don't show it. :) They'll realize what you did for them someday.

    I truly do hope you get to be a flower farmer whose morning routine stays the same and only changes as the weather changes. Only God knows what's ahead. May He lead the way!!!

    In the meantime. I love your passion for tending whatever He grants you to tend!


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