Friday, September 28, 2012

Don't Bring Me Down

 Despite fighting a terrible cold, I couldn't stay inside on a day like today. Summer weather and all the visual delights of the autumn season. All the trees are filled with yellow, orange, and red leaves in abundance. Piles of leaves starting on the ground, and crunching under my feet as I walk along. Tomorrow is supposed to be even hotter, and I only wish this could would let up enough for me to enjoy the very last of this beautiful weather.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall...I love you.

I know I say it almost every month with beauitful warm weather, but this month has flown by in a flash. The weather is beautiful, and so is the scenery. As brown and dull as some things have become, the beautiful and varied colours of all the leaves more than make up for it. Picking leaves off the trees in a rainbow of colours took up some of my noon hour, but the sun was so warm I couldn't just stay inside.

We had a night of freezing just the other day, which basically wiped out my sunflowers. The heads are now limp and dying and yet, still so beautiful. I feel all whimsical just looking at them. They look like something out of a storybook, perhaps something Dr. Seuss would have done.

The yellow, orange, and red tones of the season take over and while they are beautiful, I feel a little sad inside knowing that they'll be gone in a flash and the cold, desolite winter days will set in. Enjoy these days while we can...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Birthday Suprises

Hurrying along as quickly as the seasons have been changing, I feel like it's hard to catch my breath these days. While I mean it as a matter of speech, my asthma has also been acting up. That's beside the point right now, though. My darling turned 27 on Sunday, and I was so excited to get to do all the little birthday preparations.

It was a cool day on Sunday, though the sun was warm. He woke up early, of course, to open his present as soon as I came over. I wrapped it with my usual recycled newspaper, taking care to put and appropriate "seniors services" article on the top where he would notice it. The card was made up with Pac Man font and "Happy Birthday" in binary to add a funny little touch that only he would appreciate. It was finished off with black and white yarn on the sides for that little extra touch that I just can't resist. Yarn can make just the darned cutest (and possibly easiest) decorations on a gift.

The cake was lovingly hand made by me of course, a tasty, creamy cheesecake with the top layer colored with yellow food colouring for that classic Pac Man yellow to go with the card on his gift. I cut out one piece to get the classic shape as well as adding a chocolate eye, mostly to hide the horrendous crack that opened up while the cheesecake was cooling. I love a good cheesecake, but those cracks can be so disheartening. Nevertheless the cake got a chuckle and seemed to be well enjoyed. Who doesn't love cheesecake after all?

While the geeky theme was great, it just seemed lacking something. Something...pretty, perhaps. So to finish it all off, I added something a little more "me" by making up a batch of my oatmeal cookies and simply adding sprinkles to the dough to make "confetti". Tasty, but with that sweet little birthday party touch.

Just a quick addition of my home grown pumpkins and a pumpkin shaped serving bowl filled with tasty and refreshing cantaloupe to finish up the tasty delights. Overall it was a fun day for me and it would seem, happily, a great day for my sweetie.

A big happy birthday to my love, and many more to come :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

All In A Row

 September has arrived, and with it our warm sunny afternoons quickly turn to cool evenings around supper time. It's hard to be believe that it's come so fast, and I know it will pass by just as quickly. The fourth pumpkin has come out of the garden and the beautiful orange gourds look absolutely beautiful and festive on the dining room table.

Leaves are slowly starting to turn colour and fall, the maples being the first, as usual, here. The pumpkin patch opens this weekend, my sweetie turns 27 in two weeks, and Halloween is now in less than two months. The geese here are already getting restless and the early birds have just started to move, the sure sign that winter will be here before we know it. As usual I sit here just hoping that the weather, or rather the snow, will hold off until after Halloween. Oh to have a warm Halloween like last year...That is the dream.

What are you doing this fall season?