Goldener lights set noon asleeping
Like an afternoon;
Colder airs come stealing, creeping
After sun and moon;
And the leaves, all tired of blowing
Cloudlike o'er the sun;
Change to sunset colours, knowing
That their day is done.
. . . . .George Macdonald
Here today the sun is bright, the sky clear and blue, and it's warm.
I just did a little flower bed clean up and it was actually hot.
The knitting came out last weekend as we awaited the storm.
The clicking of the bamboo needles and the warmth of the yarn
between my fingers was calming as all raged outside the windows.
This is the color for the first cowl of this new season. It will
complement my ZARA brown wrap coat from a couple of years
back, and a new cashmere sweater of a similar shade - the label
named it Syrup - I'm thinking more Ginger Snap.
FYI - if you're shopping for new sweaters (also coats, jackets and other
items), and have a T.J.Maxx close by which has a 'Runway' department,
you too might find an amazing selection of items at deep discounts.
Even though the cashmere sweaters are marked Past Season they
are classic, never look dated, and are beautiful.
The VINCE, NAKED CASHMERE,THEORY brands etc. originally
$350+ were selling for $129+, and in my store there were dozens in
all colors to choose from!
Yesterday I cooked, and cooked some more!
What started off as just using up a butternut squash for my favorite
seasonal soup (easy recipe below - I just change to lo-sodium
vegetable broth), ended with a complete meal including delicious
roasted Halloumi cheese and veggies, and a dessert - apple
and blackberry galette.
A most tasty and warming meal for a cooler Autumn evening. . . . and
of course leftovers for another day!
This could have been Bob cleaning up after Hurricane Ian, except
the leaves here are still mostly green. Of course they'll be many more
fallen gold and brown leaves in the weeks, even months, to come!
We'll be traveling north soon and I know the colors will be advanced
compared to here in the southeast.
Have a great week - I'm picking out clothes for New England and
think I'll include at least one warm, cozy cashmere sweater!