I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, October 2, 2015

Rainy Days

Hi! Update---NO hurricane. But whoa! sudden shift into  October mode!  Who'd have imagined?
43* feels very different from 83 or even 78.  Today I've been scrambling to locate jeans and fleeces, rain gear and boots. It's cold. And wet.

Mo wouldn't wear his raincoat.

The weather people were so fixated on Joaquin the hurricane that they forgot to look out their windows to notice the drenching rain, and cold temps. Silly.
No ''coastal flooding'' so far. [and what does that mean anyway? Like, higher than normal tides on the beach? Or move my car to higher ground, or what? I've lived here many many years and still never know.]

I' m making apple crisp today.

With cranberries. And vanilla bean ice cream.

The house smells delightful.

I plan to spend lots of time over the weekend enjoying my almost completed craft space.

Mo doesn't like it when he has less than 100% attention from me.

The weekend menu includes boeuf aux  pinot noir et champignons aka beef stew with wine and mushrooms [cremini and portobellos]. Served on pappardelli noodles [wide egg noodles]from Trader Joe's. Plus  roasted butternut squash with pepitos / pumpkin seeds.

The sudden chill , brief though it probably will be, makes me understand why folks are wanting to do Fall decorating. I got out my new glass pumpkins. Looked online at warm pumpkin-colored throws, mulled over autumn pillow ideas. Considered digging out my cheddar quilts. Suddenly ''cozy'' seems appealing after the long hot summer.

What feels ''cozy'' to you? Hot hearty food? Flannels sheets? Boots and sweater weather? Mittens and hot chocolate?

have a  lovely weekend, Wish me flea market luck!



gone to the beach......

Below, note the flock of birds, flying along with the storm. They passed over for hours. I don't know what kind of birds they are.

Mel says the birds are perhaps purple martins. The female does look just like my photo. They were def migrating, we don't have them around here.