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

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Autumn Arrives

Good morning. We are having a warm drizzly day here at the beach, but as Election Day and Veterans Day go by and November rushes on towards Thanksgiving, and ugh, Black Friday, autumn is finally showing her face, with colorful leaves,

....busy squirrels, amber dunes, and blustery skies.

Today I want to share a post from one of my FB groups, a Fall description by talented writer Dawn Suderman, who is kindly allowing me to post it here:
''This is the time of year where you start to feel a chill in the air. Walking outside, gold leaves crunching under foot in the browning green grass, your unconscious senses something different. You think you hear something and look up. Sure enough, you see geese migrating south in their characteristic V formation. Your ears attend the sound of their stiff, long flight feathers rhythmically slicing the air, and you listen as they call to each other. You know that your future will soon involve winter coats, fireplaces, hot cocoa, hopefully snow, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and time spent with loved ones celebrating the holidays.''
Isn't the description so perfect and evocative.

I have been washing windows and screens, throw rugs and white slipcovers. Dusting the crocks and bowls.

Airing and refolding quilts...

As I rearrange  my October quilts I admire their golden beauty and muse about the appeal of cheddar and pumpkin colors in pioneer days. My stack of October quilts seems to glow on this grey day. How heartwarming they must have been in a dark homestead lit only by whale oil or kerosene.

Garden cleanup, the last marigold bouquet?


My friend L and I have had a mini cook off, comparing beef stew recipes. Hers wins by miles, so delicious. More of a ragout than stew, long and slowly cooked til it becomes fragrant and almost caramelized. We agree curly golden noodles are best [No-Yolk] accompaniment. Neither of us use a recipe, so I'll share another friend's fabulous apple-butternut soup. She adds turmeric, curry powder, and shallots. Hint: be sure to find smoked Hungarian paprika, sweet not hot. HERE

Smoky Butternut Squash & Apple Soup | Real Food with Dana

Have a great week, gonna be cold! Snow?



gone to the beach....

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