“It is a delightful pastime to sit in the pleasant sunshine of autumn, and gazing from this little spot of free earth over such a landscape, let the imagination luxuriate amid the thrilling associations of the scene!” ~ H.T. Tuckerman
During these glorious days of autumn, it is truly a gift to relish in the magnificent beauty that has been bestowed on us from above. On this lovely autumn morning, I hope you will enjoy your visit and perhaps find inspiration to savor the “sweet and simple things.”
“Besides the autumn poets sing, A few prosaic days. A little this side of the snow, And that side of the haze…” ~ Emily Dickinson
To me, one of the sweetest things about autumn is a little change in cooking. Such as homemade soup. Somehow soup isn’t as special when it is ninety degrees. Oh, but when the weather cools ever so slightly ~ Soups On! We enjoy soup and of course, have many favorites (I’ll be sending recipes with my next “At Table), In the meantime, two of our favorites are Cream of Broccoli Soup and Corn Chowder. Both, promise smiles and second requests.
“Chowder breathes reassurance. It steams consolation.” ~ Clementine Paddleford
I love to read anytime, but on a cool autumn day ~ it is perfect bliss. Especially with the windows open, a pot of soup on the stove, and a cup of tea by my side. Two wonderful books I recently enjoyed are, The Butterfly and the Violin and The Sparrow in Terezin. Both are by Kristy Cambron. A note, if you read these books, read “The Butterfly and the Violin” first.
In closing, I hope this finds you well and enjoying all the gorgeousness of autumn. Making memories doing ‘little things’ you love.
Know, I wish you and yours a beautiful day.
And. . .
“May the joy of the simple things, color the canvas of your soul.” ~ Mary Davis
Remember, your visits are tiny ribbons of love I tie around my heart. Be well, dear friends!
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