Returning home, I spotted this old truck. Never one to pass a photo shoot ....I turned around went back and snapped away. I have been on the hunt for an affordable old truck or van for hauling all my goodies. Eventually, I will find it. :)
The day was so beautiful with its crisp, cool, dry temperature, a brilliant blue sky and pretty turning leaves, I decided to just simply slow down and enjoy it. Making some observations as I strolled the gardens, I noticed the zinnias had about played out, so I picked the last of them. Zinnias are wonderful as cut flowers. Such pretty, happy colors and they last a long time.
Later than usual, but I finally got the front porch decorated for the season. My neighbor had plenty of cornstalks from the cow corn he grows, so I got permission to pick all I wanted. I had wondered why the corn cob kernels were disappearing plus a mess on the porch every day....thinking squirrels were the culprit. When I drove up today, the mystery was solved. .... :)
Did I tell you I decided to try my hand at growing shiitake mushrooms? Using seasoned oak logs, holes were drilled intermittently in them. Filled with plugs and then covered with wax, I laid the logs on a board on top of our fireplace wood pile for good circulation and to keep them off the ground. It's in a shady spot, like the forest floor. And I was very diligent about watering the logs to keep them damp. Look what I was rewarded with the other day. I am told the logs will keep producing for a number of years.
Well, as happens this time of year, the sun is sinking fast. I think I will get myself a glass of wine, sit on my old glider on the deck, read my latest Romantic Homes magazine and enjoy the last of the day. xo