Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Pumpkins and Round Houses --------

However in Laayoune, Western Sahara, there were these really cute
 pumpkin-looking 'round houses' in an area called Spanish Town.

This year I'm missing travel to distant lands so much! 
I was more than ready to head south of the city on the first cool
 day to our favorite small family farm, Johnson Pumpkin Farm, 
and pick up some traditional pumpkins for a little fall decor. 
The ride through the countryside was fabulous - green
 fields, blue skies and plenty of brilliant pumpkins.

These came home with me and are now decorating the
 front porch. . . . . . .the two large paler colored pumpkins on the right
I will roast later as they are good for soups and veggie stews.

Also picked up a couple of pots of heavily budded mums - should open
 with a lot of yellow blooms soon!

Are you planning to decorate for Autumn and Halloween this year?

Monday, September 21, 2020

Waning late summer days. . . . . .


This is how late Summer, early Autumn should be! 

A busy weekend flew by.
Perfect weather has arrived at last.
Sleeping with the windows open.
Drinking the last of the rosé wines.
Baking a little sweet thing now and then.
Having company on the front porch.
Granddaughter came for lunch in the gazebo.
Buying fresh, chef-made pasta for a pumpkin sauce.
A cord of firewood delivered then stacked by Bob.
New young neighbors moved in across the street.
Fig leaves falling in the cooler nights - acorns too.

Up early today - baked buttermilk biscuits. 

Taking a country ride this afternoon to shop for pumpkins. 

Blogging has been on the back burner - will catch up with you later!