Friday, October 8, 2010

Autumn Bliss

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.  ~Stanley Horowitz
I don't know about you, but I can't get enough of this beautiful Autumn weather we've been having! It has been a gorgeous week, and the change of colors has been simply breathtaking out here in the country where we live.

While working in the garden and pruning some perennials this week, I thought I had better remind everyone that it is best to not prune your lavender in the fall here in Michigan. Pruning should be done in the spring before new growth starts. (Take 1/3 of the entire plant off, and reshape it into a nice mound.---We willre-post this again in the spring.)

As for this weekend, I am definitely enjoying these last few days of warm sunshine and looking forward to attending the family reunion tomorrow at my sister's house. We are going on a hay ride, and I'm
hoping to make these Hazelnut Espresso Cookies to take along. They're from Tosca Reno’s Eat Clean Cookbook, which has fast become my new favorite.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend with family and friends. Enjoy the fresh air, laugh a little, and take plenty of pictures. In the meantime, here are some great things that I've been meaning to share with you:

Lavender Dreams,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a lovely surprise to be mentioned on your beautiful blog. Thanks so much!