Saturday, November 22, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! :)

 November is a time for ...
 giving thanks, ...
 and finding joy in all the little things! :)
 It's a time to take stock of what is important to us, and for recognizing the Lord's Hand in our lives. :)

 It's a time for remembering our history, ...
 and for opening our eyes to the little joys that fill our lives! :)

 It's a time of joy as we prepare for that wonderful Thanksgiving dinner! :)
It's my most favorite meal to prepare and to eat! :)
Most of all, this is a time for counting our blessings and having an attitude of gratitude! :)
I hope you enjoy this time of the year as much as I do! :)
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November Morn'! :)

 Do you enjoy watching the sun rise? I'd love for you to join me! :)
 I should have invited you sooner. Here it comes! :) ...

 Everything is white with frost this morning. :) ...
 This time of year the sun rises on a slant, instead of due-East. :) ...
 At first the shadows are long-gated and get shorter as the sun rises in the sky. :) ...

 The shadows are getting shorter. :) ...

 Look how clear-blue the sky is! :) ...
 Already the sun is melting the frost. :) ...

 Look at the color, now! :) ...
Thanks for joining me to watch the sun rise this morning! :)
I never tire of it! :) ...
I love a good November morn'! :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Autumn Acorns! :)

 Glancing at our decorations, I've noticed a theme of acorns running throughout! :)
 It wasn't intended, it's just the outcome of a simple attraction that I feel for them! :)
 Some I bought years ago. :)

 And some are new this year! :)

 All are dear to me, ...

And a part of what makes our home a home! :)
So here's to autumn acorns, ... and to those who love them! :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sweet Meat! :)

 Since we grew a squash test garden this year, we have a variety of squash we never tasted before, finding their way onto our plates! :)
 One of these squash is called Sweet Meat. (blue-gray, in back)
 Here's what the Territorial Seed Company catalog, says about it. It's a 115 days, heirloom treasure of the Northwest. Sweet Meat is still virtually unknown in the rest of the US. This 10-15 pound slate gray round squash is renowned for it's superb keeping quality and unsurpassed rich, sweet flavor. It makes the best pumpkin pie on Earth! :)
 As you can see, just one of these squash fills our entire professional cookie sheet! :)
 In fact, the sides hung a bit over the edges! :)
 The baked color, texture, taste, and aroma was perfect! :)
Due to the size, two hungry grown men and myself could only eat half of it at one sitting! :)
Now I look forward to having an empty stomach so we can eat the rest! :) It has that wonderful sweet meaty flavor we adore in our squash! :)
It's aptly named, isn't it? :)
If you get an opportunity, be sure to give this squash a try, especially if you're like us and like squash that's best described as ... Sweet Meat! :)