Growing up on an orchard, one of the rituals young Mabel (Grandma Hoerner) loved was helping her grandmother make apple butter from freshly picked ripe apples. Afterwards, she and her grandmother would slather warm apple butter on a thick slice of homemade bread and share a well-earned snack and a smile. Return to the old farm house kitchen with the homey scents of apples, sweet pungent cinnamon, and vanilla.
As a young child, Mabel (Grandma Hoerner) traveled to Cripple Creek, Colorado, in the summers to visit her father, an engineer working on a project. She always remembered picking wild strawberries along the hills outside of town near the creek. Standing among the aspen trees at the top of the hills, she could see the majestic Rocky Mountains. Share her memories as you breathe in the scents of the sweet tiny wild strawberries, the Colorado aspen, and the fresh creek water in this lovely candle.
A wild summer thunderstorm, lightning cracking and popping, thunder rolling, delighted Mabel (Grandma Hoerner). After a hot summer day, the storm brought a refreshing coolness to the night. With the windows open, Mabel would inhale deeply, breathing in the heavy ozone, the scent of rain settling the dust, and the bright, fresh notes of the prairie and the nearby apple orchard.