Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Welcome Autumn

Summer and autumn are my two favorite seasons.

We awoke to sunshine this morning, which turned to clouds and rain and then sunshine again. It feels more like a summer evening than a fall evening because the humidity is waaaay up. However, Monday morning reminded me very much of autumn.

We awoke to rain Monday morning. It rained all. day. The Engineer was happy because it means his newly seeded lawn is starting to grow. I just enjoyed the peace of it. After a crazy week of appointments, meetings, migraines, pie making, parade marching, food prepping, baptisms, etc., it felt good to see and listen to the gentle rain. I didn't do too much, but keep yet another appointment, and attend our GEMS kick off theme night.

Tuesday dawned cool and sunny. It was such a beautiful day!

The fact that I don't have to go anywhere or see anyone for the rest of the week, encouraged me to get hopping on my day. It was time to get busy in the kitchen! Broccoli, green peppers, celery, tomatoes, and bok choy (some from our garden, some not) were all prepared and frozen.

More yummies from our garden.

Then I got to work using the fruits that were planning on going bad on the counter. Pear bread and banana bread. I felt in the mood for spices too, so I made ginger pumpkin loaf

and pumpkin scones.


I hope your day of fall was filled with autumn and GLADness!

P.S. If you have a little extra moment, could you please please vote for our blog!? We would love to stay in the top ten. I'll even make it really easy. Here's the button again:

Thank you kindly in advance!


  1. Beautiful Fall pics! :) I'm glad that you don't have to worry about running around to any place the rest of the week. Enjoy your peaceful moments!


  2. Has the Wind in the Willows package arrived yet?

  3. wow...that's some yummy looking baking Deborah....need that pumpkin scone recipe i think...would you share??? and apparently i need more loaf pans. that's the way to do it.
    oh, i happily voted too! :) you do such a great job.

  4. Yum! How do you stay skinny??? Looks so good!

  5. Thank you Michlyn, I am enjoying the quietness VERY much.

    Pom Pom, no package yet, but I am excitedly awaiting its arrival.

    Yes, Shana, I can share the scone recipe. I'll try to post it this week.

    Kim, I don't stay skinny :oS. Turning forty has been brutal that way.


  6. Deborah,
    I need to send you a recipe that i found for using roasted's delicious. I'm so happy you have a break from your busy schedule. Rest when you can.

  7. You amaze me!! Your garden amazes me too! And that first picture brings me such peace. I love it.

  8. You and I would make great friends you know. My favorite seasons are the same as yours, though I believe summer would squeak with just a slight head.

    And I too get in the mood for baking; fall baking is at the top and I am dreaming already, you have given some very good suggestions.

    I am voting for you...because I believe you are a top blog!

  9. Dear Cathy, I have often thought that if we lived closer to each other that we would be close friends. That's why I'm thankful for the blogging world. Like you, summer squeaks just a slight bit ahead. Thank you for voting for my blog!


  10. I've changed the order of my day off driving to school a million times I think I'm going to do some baking. Pumpkin something or another.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. You really got a lot done! I need a burst of energy like yours! Happy fall!

  12. Your beautiful pics are making me HUNGRY!

    Congrats on the baptism :)



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