Saturday, November 6, 2010

Celebrating Autumn

It seems that every season that comes along
"my favorite time of year".
Autumn is no exception.
It is my favorite time of year!

Brisk weather, falling leaves, and shorter days
inspire me to turn my attention
from my gardens and farm
back into my home.

The Jack-o-lanterns are back in the attic,
but autumn decor remains
to brighten the house for Thanksgiving.
I had to add this little snowman, however....

just as a reminder that Christmas is right around the corner!
And, Christmas is my favorite time of year.

A pumpkin candle helps to give the kitchen
a warm, homey glow....

while a batch of chili cooks in the crockpot.

A mug of hot tea,
and I am ready to settle in for the evening.

A roaring fire beckons me to sit and reflect on the day.
There is no better place, when cold winds blow,
than to sit by a warm fire, with a mug of tea,
or a bowl of hot chili.

Happy Autumn!


madrekarin said...

Everything looks lovely, Bev! Gosh, it's been ages since I've been by to "visit". :( I think of you every time I put on my tomato apron and use my Princess 'Mater dish towel! I promise I will not wait so long to come back by.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Great photos. I love to make chili and corn bread when it is cold out. I usually always make it on the weekend. Yours looks like it's a good batch

Verde Farm said...

Oh Bev, it all looks so warm and comfy. Love the snowman and his little sign. So cute :)

kpaints said...

Beautiful photos! Love to snuggle on that couch with you!

Blue Sky Farm said...

I couldn't agree with you more... A cold windy day a fire and a cuppa tea..while reading blogs.. Thanks you or linking mine. Have a blissful week...

anne said...

ooh, this is so wonderful! Love your decorations! What chili recipe do you use?

I just returned from a week in Kauai (which was awesome), but am so glad to be back in my stormy, cozy, fall weather :) woolens, tea, and warm meals are just the best ever!

Beverly said...

I don't have a recipe, Ann. I just throw together lots of different beans, I cut up a round steak into little bites, add our homegrown stewed tomatoes,onions, and peppers, and lots of peppery spices. I always serve with fresh cilantro and grated sharp cheese on top! Yummy!

anne said...

well, great base to work from! thanks for sharing :)

(i'm totally envious of your garden bounty! can't wait to get out of the city and have space for a garden myself!)

Katmom said...

Hey Bev,
from our home to yours....
Have a Happy & Blessings filled Thanksgiving.
gracie & the gang

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