Monday, 22 September 2014

Happy Fall

Happy Fall Everyone a most beautiful time of year.


No spring nor summer’s beauty hath such grace

As I have seen in one Autumnal face....
~John Donne, 




Autumn Equinox Blessings to All 
*✶*✶*✶*✶*✶*✶*✶*✶*✶*✶*
May we find balance in our lives
as we find it in our hearts _/|\_

On Facebook 
Thank you 


Photographs courtesy of Facebook and Pinterest
Thank you 

We are stardust we are golden and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden.
Joni Mitchell





That old September feeling... of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air.... Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes and failures had been wiped clean by summer. ~Wallace Stegner







*☆*☆* Sweet details...*☆*☆*
And Autumn accent


Tuscan Tomato Basil soup
Courtesy of Mennonite Girls Can Cook
Link in the sidebar



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium sized butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups peeled and diced fresh tomatoes (or 4 cups canned diced tomatoes)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme or oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup cream (or 1/2 cup milk and  1/2 cup sour cream)

Method 

  1. Heat olive oil in large pot, over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic, onion and bell pepper.  Cook and stir for about 10 minutes, or until soft.  
  3. Add broth, squash, tomatoes, basil and thyme (or oregano).
  4. Cover and simmer for about 35 minutes, or until very tender. 
  5. Purée soup in a blender (in small batches).
  6. Return pot to stove and re-heat on medium-low heat.
  7. Add seasonings and cream and heat until steaming, stirring as necessary.


From a scanned greeting card sent to me






≧^◡^≦ Face Monday with Sweetness!≧^◡^≦ 








Autumn holds more gold in its pocket 
than any other season














I love ginko leaves 


..
☻/ ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ *˚ .ღ 。
▌ *˛˚ღ •˚ ˚...just sprinkling a little Love ˚ ✰* ★
/ \ ˚. ★ *˛ ˚♥* ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღ ˚ 。✰ •* ˚ ♥"

L for Logan

This pumpkin calls out to me

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/20/fan-ho-hong-kong-photos_n_5852420.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063
Gorgeous photographs of Hong Kong in the 1950's an era I love




Photograph taken near my cousin Wendy's home
a field of Beautiful raspberry flowers












"There’s an old Taoist recommendation for surviving a roiling river of change: 'You go up when the water goes up; you go down when the water goes down.' If we’re in tune with our true nature, the times when 'the water goes down' are periods of play—full of productivity, creativity, doing. Times when 'the water goes up,' letting us bob to the surface for air, are the periods of rest. They’re for stillness, receiving, being." - Martha Beck

2 comments:

  1. Oh goodness what a wonderful collection of Autumn pictures, and this year it is so beautiful here in the uk not a whisper of a breeze, warm days cool mornings just so beautiful, I would wish the same for you.
    Hugs Lynn xxx

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