Before I really start this post, I want to acknowledge 9/11. I know that I will never forget!

We are having thunder and lightning, and thankfully rain. As you know I live in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and we’re in prime fire country. Keep your fingers crossed for us, as this weather is supposed to continue for a few days. Right now, I’m loving it! I love the smell of rain when I can have the windows opened!

I’m sorry that I’ve ignored my blog, but I’ve been so busy with other things… My granddaughters have been for a visit!

My vegetable garden is producing like mad. We’ve finally had tomatoes. The zucchini is overflowing my harvest basket. My knitting is flying off of the needles. The Halloween projects are moving ahead! The Autumn decorating has begun!

It’s just so busy…


Almost Perfect

Those of you who know me will understand this. The weather yesterday was almost perfect. It was cloudy and cool, and it was almost perfect because it wasn’t quite cool enough for a fire in the wood stove. I can honestly hardly wait for one of those crisp Autumn days, when the leaves of the dogwoods and  maples are firey red, and the stove is crackling and hot. Cool enough, that I have to stand in front of the stove to get warm… An apple crisp in the oven, and soup on the stove. Not just any soup, but a new favorite-Butternut Squash Soup. Yum! 

Autumn, I’m waiting for you…and not so patiently. Not only have I had a horrible summer, (except for the trip to Glacier), but Autumn is by FAR my favorite season. No hot weather, yummy food, snuggly clothes, my birthday,  not yet Christmas…

This morning I called to have the chimney cleaned, and to have the propane tank filled. I still need to order fire wood, but I have a bit of clean up to do first-or I should say a bit of clean up for the Hubby to do? Hint,hint!

Today I froze some of the green bean harvest, and made dill and garlic pickles out of some more. I need to go out to the garden and pick more, but right now I think I’ll take a break and knit for a few…