Salutations! I’m starting to wonder if the fall weather will ever stay put here on the ol’ east coast. Every chance I get, I pop open the windows to let in the breeze. But before I can blink twice, there’s a cold front on the way full of rain and moisture and they need to go right back down.
I’m just back from a walk around the block with Miss Paisley and it’s a bit muggy and windy out, looking like it might even rain some more. After the gallons we got last week and the on and off showers from today, I’m about done.
The trail where I usually hike is starting to grow mushrooms and fungi of all sorts from the dampness in the air. Earlier today I spotted a patch of bright orange mushrooms sprouting up high above the mulched leaves and looking quite proud and sturdy. It’s not exactly the crisp fresh weather I was hoping for.
Well, I decided to start thinking good fall thought anyways. I’m even fixing the fall supper that was requested all summer long in which I always responded “When the weather cools down I’ll make [name your favorite fall feast].” Yes, tonight we’ll be devouring sherry cream chicken and wild rice served with petite green peas along with a chilled glass of something bubbly. The chicken is browning in butter now and smells divine!I started off the autumn feel here in the living room with squash from the market and fresh pink flowers. I thought the squash would also be fun to try fixing for supper one night… when it gets cooler. Wink! I dressed the mantle with one butternut squash to add some height and two buttercups for their dark green color and cuteness. It’s a simple and inexpensive look to add just a touch of fall flair.I also brought back a couple of bright blue pillows in here to add to the dark gray knit. I like the way bright blue plays off of warm fall colors, it’s a fresh color combination. Aren’t these little guys just the cutest!