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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fallish


Well, we are officially into the last week of summer now!
Things are seeming rather fallish here in Ohio.
There are a few colorful leaves among the green, and soon those
crab apples will be brilliant yellow and the branches full of
bright orange leaves.  It was cool and grey today and for the first
time since May, the boys wore long pants and hoodies.
It was 45F degrees this morning!

I stayed home today, feeling quiet and contemplative,
just like the weather.  So, I puttered and did fallish things...

  1. I dug in the closet until I found my robe this morning.  Too chilly inside with just a nightie on!
  2. I pulled out some apple and pumpkin recipes to try soon.
  3. I changed my purse from woven sea grass to tan suede.
  4. I drank hot tea in place of my afternoon grapefruit infused water.
  5. And I added potted mums to my shopping list.
Have you done anything fallish yet?



62 comments:

  1. So glad you are back with us! I did pick up some mums when out last week, but I have something else on my mind. Everyone (me included) loves the Pumpkin Spice Latte, but did you know that Dairy Queen does a Pumpkin Pie Blizzard? It is the only Blizzard I want all year long and I plan the perfect time to indulge. Yum!

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    1. That sounds delicious! ...especially if it's still hot outside! We're supposed to get hot again near the end of the week. I may have to go find one of those! haha.

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  2. I'm smiling here because I looked and looked for my robe the other morning and I finally found it behind a chest of drawers in my closet.. Bring on the chill, I'm ready now!

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    1. haha..yep! It was a little too chilly to walk around without it this morning! haha. I didn't go so far as to dig out my slippers, though. Indian Summer will be here in no time! lol....

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  3. We have finally broken that heat and humidity here in GA too, and TODAY was overcast, with a cool breeze blowing. I did make it outside to cut a little bit of grass, but the humidity was still high enough to make me sweat big-time.... and then I come in and read about you running around with "just a nightie on".... oh my goodness!! The image!!!

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    1. lol....well, not this morning! Brrr! haha....

      I'm glad you're getting a little break from the heat down there, but I bet your breeze wasn't a 45 degree one!

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  4. It's still quite warm here and we have been promised a good October . . . we shall see.

    Glad you enjoyed puttering about . . . :)

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    1. Do British weather forecasters really give promises? Ours don't...they give educated guesses that are usually wrong! lol....

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    2. Same here . . .the cows in a field are often more accurate. . . . lol

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    3. Do yours gather under the trees when rain is coming like ours do? (I'm just curious if British cows are as smart as American cows. lol)

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    4. Oh much smarter!! . . . when they know it's going to rain they stay indoors and watch TV or a DVD . . . lol

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    5. haha....and do they brew some PG Tips to sip while they watch?

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    6. Yes . . . . but seriously I don't know how to compare their intelligence us v uk but ours sit down and keep the ground dry before it rains - they have not learned about umbrellas yet . . . lol

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  5. Not quite as cool as you are but we are beginning to see signs of fall. I changed out the yard flag on the mailbox to autumn and was promptly told by one neighbor that it is too early!!!!! Can't wait to shop for a pumpkin, mums and pansies!

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    1. haha...I don't put out any fall decor until the official first day, either. But the weather sure is feeling like fall! So, I wonder what color of mum to get...should it match my pink geraniums?....because they are still lovely and probably will be so until the first frost. Oh, the dilemma! haha.

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    1. Why? It's all downhill to Winter. Grump, grump, grump. Bah!

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    2. Winter is the best of all! (ducks...)

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  7. Our weather patterns are remarkable alike. It's turned noticeably chilly here too. Today I made some bread, some French pancakes (galettes) and some blinis to freeze, and five containers of spag bol, also to freeze. I put my summer jacket away and blew the cobwebs off my leather jacket to wear now.
    To morrow I will make something with the glut of tomatoes and my mountain of courgettes (Zucchini fritters) to fill the freezer ready for the Winter!

    I hate the Winter.

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    1. What a busy little bee you've been stocking your freezer! Love it! I have done a little of that but need to do some more!

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  8. For the love of God......buy Spenser a new cartridge! Hahaha!
    Sounds like a lovely day Betsy...good for you!
    Gloomy here....raining....supposed to warm up!
    Enjoy your evening...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. haha...it's on my To Do list for this evening!

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  9. Hummmmm, after reading this post, I'm behind!
    Just can't get out of my summer mood!

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    1. No, you aren't behind...it's still summer, afterall!

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  10. Hot as a fire cracker here. 105. Made apricot white choc. scones Need something for Martha and I too nibble on while she's here at the Tree House.
    Can't believe she'll be here tomorrow.

    Your header is so beautiful and clear. Just stunning. I remember when those crab apple changed colors last year.

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    1. Well, you can't get more fallish than that! My porch is still sporting purple and pink summery flowers! ha.

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  12. I'm loving the Fall-ish weather too. Reading this made me hungry for my Mom's Pumpkin Custard Pie (on the blog if you're interested) so, so yummy!
    Hopefully Ohio will give us lovely weather this weekend. Heading out to the farm for the outdoor wedding of my nephew and his lovely lady.

    Nice to 'have you back' to blogging again! :) Missed you.

    The big news around here is that we plan to move to Colorado in the Spring!!! Can.Not.Wait!!

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    1. Whoa! What???? How exciting! New job for hubby? Are the kids as excited as you? How wonderful....Colorado is a beautiful state.

      I'll have to look up the pumpkin custard pie....sounds extra good!

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    2. Fulfilling a dream and yes the kids are as excited as we are! Still figuring out the job thing but feel good about the options :)

      Oh Spring, come quickly! lol

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  13. Nice and fall like here too
    Like it without super heat at my zoo
    Makes sleeping and working out nicer to do
    Not sweating to death at my zoo
    Just puttering around sounds good to me
    I do that many a day at my sea

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    1. Sweating is the worst, I think!
      I'd rather into the winter snow sink!
      haha.

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    2. lol no to snow
      But the cold I'd rather take at my show

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    3. I knew you'd say that,
      you predictable cat.
      haha.

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  14. Well if you count digging out a jacket to wear a few days ago, then I guess I have done something fall-ish! But it is going to be warmer here at the end of the week so will probably be in sleeveless again... oy! Pink mums sound pretty. I tend to go for the fall shades but I like the idea of pink.

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    1. We're supposed to get warm again, too. I won't do any fall decor until a little later..and I agree....after the pink of summer, I'm ready for something totally different. Maybe the pinks and purples can go in the back and the front will be warm hues! Some rusts and golds so beautiful to me!

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    2. Rusts and golds are my favourite mums - they just seem to epitomize autumn. Maybe Garden Girl will like the pinks and purples.

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  15. It's feeling fallish here to, but I haven't done anything fallish yet. I'm fighting it!

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    1. It's not really fall yet....I think this is just a tease anyway! ha.

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  16. Our Kentucky weather is definitely Fallish. Hubby said today that from looking at the weather we would be using our heater in no time, at least in the mornings! I put out some Fall Decor on my bar but so far that is it. I'm thinking this week I'll buy some mums and change out my tart burner from Summer Scents to Fall Scents. I must admit, I love Fall. I'm totally dreading Winter though!

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    1. There are so many wonderful things to love about fall! I do love winter, though! haha...we're a small, small group, though...those that love it.

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  17. I got out my fall wreath and other decorations. It was over 100 here today but I am through with summer. Glad to see you home and posting. We missed you but glad you had some down time. Everyone needs that. Taria

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    1. It's hard to believe we live in the same country, isn't it? Some summers we reach 100 but not this one!

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  18. Hi! Just bought myself some mums today as a matter of fact! Brilliant orange and the only thing we have even close to fall-ish right now. But, it looks to be cooling way down come tomorrow with RAIN even possible on Wednesday!!! :)

    Your crab apples are lovely- reminds me of the crabapple tree my grandparents had (have?). It always made the biggest mess in the fall, but we loved it for it's shade in the summer. My grandparents built a little patio underneath it, and I would set up a 'cafe' with their bistro set every summer. I would make tea and toast to serve my customers there and I named my cafe 'Garden Spice'. My Grandmother (who can do anything) even made a wooden sign with the name on it and hung it on the fence nearby. Good memories! :)

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    1. What a sweet story! I love it. What an imagination you had...and a sweet grandma to help it all come to life! We have several crab apple trees but the fruit never falls! It even hangs on throughout the winter and the birds come and eat it out of the trees. Maybe we have a different variety.

      We're warmer today...I knew that would happen! ha.

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  19. Hi Betsy - sounds like a good day all in all .. just quiet and reflective, doing a few things .. and yes Mums sound a good idea to add to shopping list .. cheers Hilary

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    1. It was a good day...now I need a day of running errands!

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  20. I haven't yet... we had hi temps in the 60s Saturday... it almost felt like fall, then the heat came back. So, just a bit longer... Whether we have any more cool or not, by the 23rd I'm doing SOMETHING fallish. hee hee. Oh, I am making Amanda a little white pumpkin to send with a fall orange basket! That kind of counts. I hope to be looking for my robe soon, too (that is a SURE sign of fall). Blessings to you ~ tanna

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    1. No robe needed this morning! It's warm! well, at least in the house it is. Outside is rainy and chilly! LOL...typical pre-fall weather with the ups and downs and teasing. We wear layers here...cool mornings and evenings with quite warm afternoons. Be sure and show us the white pumpkin and orange basket!! :)

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  21. Your bird chirping banner made me laugh out loud this morning . . .

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    1. Isn't it hilarious? It just makes me smile!

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  22. I missed you Betsy! Sweater weather is here. I am cleaning out the last of the garden produce. I canned pickled beets yesterday and today I am making salsa.

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    1. Thanks, Betty! It's nice to me missed! :) I need to do that to my garden, too....I'm just down to the tomatoes and green bell peppers now!

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  23. My electric blanket is on most nights now for a few minutes. The evenings are chilly and I love getting into a cosy bed.

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    1. What a great idea...just enough to take the chill off!

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  24. Hi, Betsy! The leaves are juuuust starting to change here in Knoxville but, we're due for another week of temps in the 80's. This ol' "polar bear" can't wait for cooler weather! ;) *hugs*

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    1. Todd! :) Silver told me you were moving to Tennessee! Yes, it will be a huge change for you weather-wise. And cooler weather is relative, isn't it? Winter will probably feel like spring down there! ha.

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  25. I can't even recall what 45 degrees feels like. It's still in the 90's here, but... that's normal for us. We don't really experience seasons. If we did, fall would be my favorite for sure. Everything about the season seems beautiful to me.

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