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

Monday, September 25, 2017


In my area it continues to be so warm, like 90 every day for days.  With October soon arriving
wish it was a little cooler.

New neighbor brought me a bouquet of flowers from their garden,
unexpected and so pretty.   Plan on baking Blueberry bread and taking them a loaf.

The Dahlia is beautiful and have never had
in my garden and now
ordering bulbs.

A special gift on Sunday from a friend.   Have never seen this book before and will treasure it.

Everything in my life
continues on the same, doing all I know to do, missing daughter and granddaughter that I planned
on being with me at this time.   

Nothing looks like Fall arriving in this area, accept early morning when I open the screen doors
the wonderful scent of tabacco being cured in the barns.   Love this smell and like driving the
country roads om the early morning and seeing the smoke coming out of the barns.
This image not mine
seems I cannot find the many I have take over 40 years :(


Candace said...

It is nice to see a post from you. I miss you blogging more often : ) Gorgeous dahlia, I wish they were easier to grow. There is a lady at our farmers market that sells them this time of year, I always get at least one.
I would love to see and smell the tobacco drying. Late September is the season for it?
We had a cold front come through here the last few days and while a nice change the suddenness brought pain and stiffness.
The disappointment of not seeing those we love when expected is harder as we get older. Do not want to miss ANY opportunities at this stage, they are so precious.

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

Candace, yes family spread far and wide and miss them but understand.
Trying to share less often, seems much happening related to health and weary of sharing
and boring others with the aging process :)

Rebecca said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm. That sweet smell is not a familiar one to me, but I can imagine!
Happy for your new, thoughtful neighbor.
I visited a friend in hospital after her hip surgery this morning; then came home to conquer a load of laundry and make an apple cake (new recipe) to share with company tonight--one of them from India! I hope it turns out well.
My husband and father are out front installing a new storm door for us. I hope it goes well and is accomplished without a hitch...
It's supposed to cool off here in the next day or so. That will be a welcomed change from the current heat (90 degrees, etc.)
I saw Amish farmers harvesting beans yesterday - 2 teams of 4 horses, etc. I really enjoy living in this beautiful part of the country.
Keep doing "all you know to do". The Heavenly Father is ready to do the rest! Trust Him ♥

Tabor said...

I think when loved ones do not come we are particularly disappointed as we know these times are truly numbered and we want to savor every one. That barn photo is very moody and really does look like fall.

Wisewebwoman said...

Ah so good to read you. No you never bored. Just reality checks of aging.i need to know I'm not alone. Nor are you.tobacco is an essence in some perfumes if you look up nicotinia or something.

Flowers care lovely.


Judy said...

Way too hot here in Michigan--setting records for the heat every day.
Hopefully, the cold front will get here soon and take the temps into the 60's where they belong. No rain either, so all my flowers have dried up. Time to cut back and clean up.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

So good to see another post from you dear Ernestine. Your bouquet is lovely.

It is still hot and humid down here in s.e. FL. I do feel hints of fall coming some mornings and that is always wonderful.

I've been working on clean up after Hurricane Irma.

Enjoy your week. Sorry your family can't be with you at this time. Hopefully soon.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

joared said...

Lovely flowers -- surprises from neighbors so pleasant. Drive with sights and sounds along country roads inviting. We went from a week of cool temps to hot days and now less so. Falll weather may yet arrive. .

Candace said...

Never boring and do not think you are "wallowing" if you know what I mean. Just reporting daily life and we love hearing from you.

thewiildmagnola said...

Hello Ernestine!
It has been a while as I no longer blog. I was the wild magnolia. When my blog disappeared I lost interest.
Life is good most of the time.
Getting older is a challenge. I read, mysteries, some history, and poetry. Walking when it turns cooler!
In North Carolina for over a year. Moving on to Franklin, NC,, December 1. Plan to stay here a year. If our second NC winter is too rough we will find something in South Carolina.
Molly our fur baby is doing well.
Hope you are doing better. Take care, as I know you will! Sandra Nobles Hagan

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

thanks to everyone for commenting
Sandra, take care and I wondered where you were
keep in touch...