Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
|You can tell a great cook by the way she stocks her pantry.|
Oh, it's the cutest little place, even if it is in the middle of nowhere. Home to a remote Wild Mustang Sanctuary ~ a bucket list item, a place I'd always wanted to visit..
|Bustling about her cozy kitchen.|
|October garden, alive with bright color|
That's not like me. Oh, stalking horses, yeah, for sure. But showing up empty handed? At the very least, I'll be sporting a bouquet of flowers. (Gloria ~ if you're reading this, they are on their way. Making amends albeit a day late, and a buck short. :)
|She's still got roses blooming!|
Last year, was my 'sick year' in that I came down with two bouts of illness that really knocked me for a loop. Both times Gloria provided some wise advice that put me on the road to recovery.
|Fishies in this pond are freezin' their little fins off!|
So, it was quite a treat to get a real world tour of her backyard.
She kept apologizing that the garden was 'done blooming.' I couldn't get over how much color she had this late in October!
When the sun set, and the autumn air grew chilly, we headed into her charming kitchen for a home-cooked meal.
Where we noshed on heirloom tomatoes and the BIG BEET, which took center stage. It's as big as a dinner plate! Or, it was... rest assured, we made short work of that homegrown beauty.
|The BIG Beet was as large as a melon.|
* Click here to visit Gloria's spectacular Dakota Garden.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Haunting my October Garden...
Rising From the Dead New Columbines.
Ghostly White David Phlox.
Blood Red Crab Apples.
Probably Poisonous Euphorbia.
Badly Bewitched Blanket Flowers.
For more serious Blogger Bloom Day tours, pay a visit to Carol at May Dream Gardens.
And, Happy [early] Halloween!