Harvest season is upon us and summer's long hot days are waning, as cool north breezes begin to blow, hummingbirds have left for warmer climates, and the once lush green shrubbery and trees are beginning to show peeks of yellow and orange. It always amazes us as we see the seasons so quickly transition from one to another. This has been a beautiful summer in every way. We have had no fires locally, and skies have been blue most of the summer. For that, we are grateful beyond measure! My garden is decked out in glorious blooms, and it is a most delightful place to be this time of year!
|These sunflowers grace the world with their glorious golden faces |
that follow the sun's direction so faithfully.
|This little banty is one of the new little ones roaming our yard. She is a "Frizzle banty" chicken.. and just as sweet as she can be with her curly feathers! This is my first time to have a Frizzle chicken. If you're like me and you didn't know what a Frizzle chicken was, here is a link to an article that helps explain them a little better. Frizzle Chickens|
|And this orange-haired little boy has enjoyed taking many a nap in my lap |
as I drink my morning coffee...
we both enjoy the sweet snuggles :)
|Kale has grown prolifically in my garden this year! |
|One of the ways we enjoy kale is by making kale chips. |
|They can be baked in the oven, or even on the grill!|
|Tomatoes growing happily on the vine... I am eagerly awaiting their ripening!|
|The entrance to my whimsical little tea and prayer garden area.|
|As the weather has begun to change, with a bit of nip in the morning air, |
I decided it was time for a pot of chicken soup to grace our evening meal.
|Enjoyed with a slice of my sourdough bread, with roses from my garden... |
this soup was just perfect!
|I now have a website dedicated to the book I published earlier this year. You can visit it at http://www.mountaintopspice.com I will be sharing blog posts about the book on that website, |
and it is also available to order there as well. I will still be blogging here as always,
this is just a website dedicated to the book I wrote :)
I dearly love the season of Fall, and it also means a busy harvest season too. I have been putting up green beans, squash, peas, corn and tomatoes. The potatoes are doing great, and I began harvesting them through the late summer. It is a wonderfully busy time of year with the harvest season. Are you harvesting produce from your garden or local farmer's market? It feels good to squirrel away food for the long winter months ahead.
2020 has been such a roller coaster ride of a year... and now we are on the downhill slide for sure, as we enter the season of Fall. Has Fall begun to make an entrance into your world yet?
Many blessings to all of you, my dear readers :)