Saturday, October 22, 2016

Fall reading...


It really feels like fall here today ~ it’s absolutely wonderful. Cooler weather always makes me long to curl up on the sofa under a blanket and read (though, really, I love to read all the time). I am slowly but surely working my way through my current stack of books, and there is a little bit of everything in my pile, as you can see.
A friend of mine gave me the Outlander cookbook (I read cookbooks like other people read novels) and I have been surprised by just how much I like it and how much of the food in it I would actually cook. I am an Outlander fan, so that helps, but still ~ it’s worth picking up.
I am planning to get some reading time in this afternoon. All my housework is done, so the rest of the day will be mine, with no unfinished chores nagging at me.
Wishing all of you a lovely Saturday...


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Saturday, October 15, 2016

The beauty of fall flowers...




I spent the day decorating for fall outside (naturally, I had some help from Miss Emily). I brought home mums in various colors, some pansies and a couple of pumpkins, switching out the spent summer flower baskets for more autumnal beauty. I also put Tilly’s halloween costume on her ~ she makes an adorable witch, doesn’t she?
Wishing all of you a lovely weekend...


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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Coloring for Christmas...



Like many people, I love to color. I came across this book a few months ago and decided it would be a great way to relax and do something productive at the same time. So I have been busy coloring some Christmas cards for friends. I am about halfway through, so I’ll need to get on it to finish them all.



Do you have any coloring projects in the works?

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

A pretty day & pink autumn roses...


Hurricane Matthew has gone, thank goodness, leaving us a little wetter and with some branches and things to clean up, but mostly unscathed. The coastal areas of the Carolinas did not fare nearly as well, unfortunately. It’s heartbreaking to see some of the destruction left behind.
If there is an upside to hurricanes, it’s that after one blows through, the next day or two is glorious weather-wise. It is simply gorgeous outside today ~ 70s temps, sunshine and a wonderful breeze, the kind of day you long for all year long. All the rain and cooler weather has benefited the garden as well, and some of my roses are back in bloom. This pink one is simply lovely today.


Wishing all of you a great week...

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