Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"Falling" Out of October

I had a lovely post ready to share with you, when suddenly it disappeared, quite surprisingly and completely!!  You can't imagine how difficult it can be to navigate a 
keyboard with two small paws!  

Well, I will begin again: October is a wonderful time to enjoy the last golden days of autumn. Experiencing October is like taking a walk through a kaleidoscope; it's as if every bit of light is being filtered through a prism. I love the changing leaves and the crisp air with a hint of earthy decay, and I adore the crackling sound of leaves underfoot.  This October has been no exception, we have been enjoying a glorious Indian summer!!  Today I have a couple of favorite autumn poems and some joyous moments with a friend 
and a recipe idea to share.....   

Elsa Beskow

Golden, you are,
Golden sovereigns on your trees.
Golden guineas on your floor,
golden coins of leaves 
that fall 
for us to scuffle through
and rustle
and rattle
and hustle
and scrabble
and dabble
and paddle
as they fall
into an October carpet
which hides
our shoes.

~~Elsa Beskow~~

I have always loved playing, romping, frolicking and jumping in the autumn leaves!!  This year my sweet friend, Miss Bobo Kitty, decided to join me; we often go on walks together, and we are both avid fans of napping in the sun!  I must admit that in the 
past few years my leaf-romping has become a
 much more placid activity......

Here is a rare portrait of her.  She is usually very elusive around the camera, but as you can see, she is capable of being very theatrical......  

Do you ever have that feeling that perhaps you missed something.....?

Over the weekend I made some mini baked hot chocolates livened up with pumpkin spice.  They are the perfect Halloween treat for someone who doesn't want something too sweet!!  For those of you who have never enjoyed baked hot chocolate, it is a wonderful way to use your ramekins!  This delightful dessert has only four ingredients and goes together quite quickly...a grand addition to your recipe box for the coming winter months.  I made my classic baked hot chocolate with a teaspoon
 or so of pumpkin spice!

Kaarina Kaila

The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.

~~Emily Dickinson~~

Of course, where would we be without a 
lovely Renoir painting!?

See you next month!!