So many have been sharing their autumn decorating and I want to play, too. Mine never quite lives up to theirs; still, I employ the old one bird singing in a forest philosophy. You know the one:
Use whatever talents you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except the very best.
~Henry Van Dyke
Right and amen. To that end, here we go.
Here's a new panel sewed for the kitchen window. The colors tie a lot together around here.
Just a reworking of the same old same old. It's what I do best...shop the house.
Fioré used to hop up here unless I loaded it with stuff. Now I realize that I could change things; I'm in a rut.
Okay, that's just about enough of that. This here place is not a decorating blog you'll be happy to know. ☺
Today, Judy at My Front Porch is sharing *a driving tour of New Brunswick, Canada.* (You'll find Judy's photography amazing, btw.) New Brunswick is our sister state...er province...er..country...oh something! She mentions visiting Kings Landing and so I thought I'd pop in my grands' visit to KL at about the same time Judy was visiting.
Here they are walking that dusty road, visiting The Print Shop where they made bookmarks, and playing croquet on the lawn. So bucolic!
Here they are in August at the garden I love so well and not my own.↓
They had been goofing around as brothers do. I wanted to take photos and they just wanted to be silly. Okay. Fine. I carried on. In fact, the photo in my substitute header is one of their being goofy photos, which has become one of my favorites. Finally, Sam (Mickey Mouse shirt) said, "Okay, okay. We know how to take a good photo." And the one above is what I got. He was right and I love it!
Same garden (just three feet from the photo with the boys) taken last weekend with my iPhone. I admired the morning glories and the apples cascading down as I sat sipping my water and reading my book.
Last, I'm tossing in my lobster stew photos made from the delicious lobster that Abby sent home with us. Oh yummy!
John said, "Please, please, no garlic in my lobster stew."
I said, "Garlic? Heavens no! Marjorie Standish says that you can't even have salt and pepper."
Marjorie Standish is considered by many the quintessential expert on Maine cooking. The ingredients in this stew are pure, quality butter, fresh, fresh lobster with the tomalley (the green stuff you see there), and light cream. That's it. Almost that's it. The
brew stew must be allowed to sit (in the fridge of course) for 6 to 8 hours before re-warming and serving. John was in heaven for two days.
Closing with another photo of John's project. I see that he's drinking his water!
Thank you for stopping by. Not sure when I'll be posting again, before too long I hope. This playing things by ear is always interesting...
Have a wonderful first day of autumn!