"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Wishing you a happy Halloween


Gnome and elf and fairy,
Witch and ghost make merry
On this last of dear October’s days.
Lettie C. Van Derveer, Halloween Happenings, 1921

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The lovely days of October are here............

 and fall is taken over summer, yet,

here in Texas, it still feels like summer.

The days are sunny and most of the time in the 80s and low 90s.
The flowers in the garden are still as lovely as can be.

The morning glory is full and a beautiful blue

and the most beautiful creatures hide within it's leaves.
The rose moss is still cheery,
the zinnia is still showing off it's vibrant colors
They are such a happy flower it seems
The cosmos are the loveliest ever this year
The wild prairie aster that grows along the grounds, 
has chosen a section of the garden fence to grow.  
They are such a cheerful flower.
Nature knows that cold weather will soon be here 
and  many creatures have been discovered hiding underneath
any kind of covering on the ground.  It is a time 
that we have to be very careful and observant to avoid being 
bitten.  Thankfully this is a checkered garter snake.
A very shy and gentle creature.
And with October being a favorite time for the taste of pumpkin,
it is also a time for the warm wonderful flavorful dishes 
that apples can bring.  I have a recipe for a wonderful treat 
for just this time of year.   You can find it on my cooking blog  
at this link:  
Here's wishing you lovely and pleasant autumn days!