Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Last Day of October

Another month ends
At the edge of the woods
it is windy, rainy and cold.

Cleaning in the kitchen in progress
Organizing spice drawer
and cleaning cabinets.
want to make sure all is on hand for holiday cooking
Early morning made another apple upside down cake
with an addition of walnuts and when cranberries are available will add them also.

So much beauty as I glance out of every window.  Truly believe this year
has topped them all
Roses blow in the wind
and with hard freeze tonight
the blooms will be gone until next Spring.

Another birthday dinner on Sunday
for my Beth and pleased her daughter
my granddaughter Sarah is home from Nantucket.
Beth requested her favorite
a chocolate sheet cake
and it will be baked tomorrow.
As I dust this morning and it is not my favorite past time
I pick up this picture of my Beth on the left and my Laurie on the right
and memories surface.
With Halloween being celebrated tonight
reminded my Jamie to make sure my 2 youngest granddaughter's are dressed warm.

Yesterday a busy
day with the end of cleaning outside.
Much clipped, pulled up, compost area filled
and a truck load of rubbish
this one took away.

Time for lunch
and so pleased I made chili yesterday.


lil red hen said...

Brr-r-r I dread the cold of winter! Maybe, if the wind isn't too cold and strong, you could cut some of the roses to take inside. I'm going to bring in the ripe tomatoes this afternoon; hope to have some for Thanksgiving.

Chip Butter said...

Yes, I hate to see my flowers go, but we have been able to enjoy them a bit longer than usual. You may need your hot water bottle tonight...chilly here! Hope Callie will keep the spooks away. Happy Halloween!

sandra hagan said...

Keeping up with our days is a good thing!

The colder weather is coming your way for sure!

So happy you have a warm house and food to keep you going.

Hope this find Callie doing well!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Charlotte, Mary and Sandy, thank you so much for dropping in.
Checking computer before bedtime
and yes hot water bottle has already been put at the foot of the bed.
The wind I do not believe it has ever been in more fierce.
I do not like it being surrounded by so many tall trees
but almost all the leaves in the yard have blown away :)

Balisha said...

Our leaves disappeared last night too. I wonder who...down the road... has them?
Have a wonderful weekend celebrating.
Your cake sounds like a favorite of mine.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha, my leaves have
just landed further in the woods :)