Last year I said that Fall was one of the prettiest and long lasting that I ever remembered but now I am thinking this year is even better. The color on the trees has been spectacular. Just thought today I would take you around CedarHill just to see what's going on. Walk with Bobby G, Ben and I and lets see what's happening. Whoops.....first there's work to be done. Where's the rakes?
Forget that raking stuff.....let's just blow 'em away. :)
This little tree was given to us by Bobby G.'s Mom shortly after we moved here. It was no more than a 12" stick. And look at it now. It's a red maple and when the leaves turn red and the sun is behind it it looks like it's glowing. (T. P. --I sent you some of these leaves.) It's a nice reminder of his Mom since she is no longer with us.
Because of the chill in the air in the early mornings, when we wake up each morning there is a mist over the lake. Bobby G. says it's the lake turning over. I call it ethereal.
But as the sun comes out and the mist disappears it's a glorious sight.
As the sun goes down in the late afternoon I love to hear the honking geese as they fly over the lake in that beautiful V formation.
Walking up the lane we see Maggie, Lacy and Bama. They see us and wait, knowing peppermint treats are sure to be in our coat pockets.
The tractors are mowing the hay for the last time this year.
This land is 10 acres above our land and someone has recently bought it. I dread the day they put a house on it.
This is Bobby G.'s idea of country humor. My cat is almost 18 yrs. old and rarely leaves the house. She does have an attitude however and would never abide another cat living here.
HA! HA! and this is our idea of an attack dog. He is really fierce. NOT! He's a great big teddy bear. Everybody knows goldens are just big ol' party dogs. Here he lays patiently waiting for me to move on from my long photo sessions.
And you know my weekend would not be complete without a little treasure hunt. Look at this fabulous old cottagey hat I found for the boutique.....I was crazy about the aqua flowers. So cute for display or all the wonderful craft projects going on out there.
I have had broccoli soup on the brain (not literally) for some time. So I finally made some this weekend. I pulled out this recipe book my sister gave me 20 yrs. ago. The cookbook was written by a transplanted Virginian. There is tons of history in the book which really makes it a fun read. And I love the recipes from a hundred years ago.
The soup turned out great and I just served it with melted cheese sandwiches. I recommend however if your recipe calls for whipping cream don't use fat free like I did. It was good but I missed that richer flavor.
Well, that was our weekend. How was yours? Oh and one other thing happened that I thought was rather cool. I was pulling the dead potato vines out that I had growing in a large urn and they had sweet potatoes on the roots. I was so surprised. I am going to replant them next Spring and see what happens. I hope you all have a great week.