Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pumpkin Crazy






The world is going pumpkin crazy.

I went to Trader Joe's this morning and the pumpkins have taken over.


Trader Joes


There's Pumpkin Spice Coffee
Pumpkin Bread Mix
Pumpkin Pancake and Waffle Mix
Pumpkin Ice Cream
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Mini Pumpkin Pies
Pumpkin Yogurt
Pumpkin Spice Granola
Pumpkin Cream Cheese to go on the
Pumpkin Bagels
Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin Spice Chai
Kennebunkport Brewing Co. Pumpkin Ale
Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli
Pumpkin Butter 
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Pumpkin Macarons
Pumpkin Cheesecake
and that's just a few of the pumpkin "things".

I found a succulent in a pumpkin ceramic pot that came home with me.


Succulent


Must be why Pumpkin is the "Pumpking" this time of year!

Then there are the pumpkins on my block.

A big pumpkin and a pumpkin Pooh!

Pumpkins in the Neighborhood

I did find a skeleton among the pumpkins.

Halloween In The Neighborhood

It's Pumpkin Crazy time!


Pumpkins




Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Happy Pumpkin Time!















Thursday, October 16, 2014

Just Keep Going





Cassie has been busy supervising the afghan I've been working on.
Here she is, being sure there is no more yarn in my bag.


Cassie

This is what she was supervising:


Crochet Afghan: Happy Hearts

I started this afghan last February.
Finally, it is finished!
I have plenty of yarn left and have started another one just like it.
Cassie is still taking her supervising seriously and
I figure once I get started, I should just keep going!

Wishing YOU well and much joy!



Little by Little


I'm also joining Hooking On Hump Day!




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday Words







Reflections


"To know the Way is to know where to go and how to get there."
~ Tseng-tzu





Monday, October 13, 2014

It Must Be Autumn






There's a storm coming today.
Lots of wind and rain.
Tomorrow fall makes another appearance with
low temps in the high 50s and highs in the low 70s.
Yippee! 
I just have to get through the storms today.

The light wasn't good for picture taking, but I did it anyway.

Most of my decorating for Halloween is done --
I picked up this little kitty and his mouse friend
at an after Halloween sale last year.
I giggle everytime I see him.


Cat and Mouse


He likes to have tea!

Lenox Butterfly Meadow


Lenox has made a whole set of dishes called Butterfly Meadow.
This is the fritillary butterfly cup and saucer.
I love the little lady bug on the saucer.
Pretty wavy rims on the teacup and the saucer.




Lenox Butterfly Meadow


Lovely detail on the cup.



Butterfly Meadow Lenox Cup and Saucer


It must be Autumn if the Pumpkin Spice Bagels are on the grocery shelves!
I'm going to make a nice cup of green tea.
I don't want my tea to compete with the taste of the bagel.
And then I'm going to settle down to read Autumn by Susan Branch.



Autumn is Here!



I'm joining some tea parties today:


Wishing YOU well, much joy and a wonderful cup of tea!














Sunday, October 5, 2014

Tea and Wine




We are having our first real fall weekend.
It won't last long.
By Monday the heat and humidity will be back!

To celebrate the nice weather, I walked up to my village this morning to check out
Rosinka, a wine and tea shop.

It is a small spot, very cozy.

When you walk in you see this:


Tea and Wine

I told the young lady I wasn't much interested in the wine,
but wanted to check out her teas.

She had made Tai Ping Green for tea tasting and offered me a cup.
Cute little cups.

Tai Ping Green Collage

Tai Ping Green is a pressed green tea.
It was a tad on the bitter side and I wondered if perhaps she had steeped it too long.


Tea and Wine at Rosinka

She had some pretty tea tins.
They have a small menu that looked tasty.

What really caught my eye was this wonderful cozy... straight from Russia.


Tea Cozy


They have regularly scheduled wine tastings and some special wine events.
I read some of the reviews on Rosinka and we all seem to say the same things ...
small, cozy, looks like something you'd find in Europe.

I may go back one day and try something off the menu, take a book, settle in and people watch!

I'm joining the lovely Judith for Mosaic Monday
and some tea parties:


Wishing YOU well, much joy and a wonderful cup of tea!