I made pesto again! This time I roasted the pine nuts and it tasted very natural and yummy. I have such a fine basil crop and it is a miracle.
We had a delicious dinner.
Remember when I posted about my granny and her diaries? Well, I ordered another Susan Branch journal and I've been writing down my daily doings at the close of the day or the next morning. I like reading what I write because to me, I sound like my granny. That pleases me.
Sweet September = carmel time! We don't make carmel apples. We eat apples regularly anyway, but tiny squares of buttery sweetness? Absolutely!
In my efforts to be more "Brambly Hedge-ish" I hung up my abundance of parsley. Can you spy the one bunch of lavender, too?
September is also ginger cookie month (I decided this in this very moment! Ha ha!) I buy them. I may make some, but I would have to give most of them away because one chubby little granny cannot a batch of ginger cookies eat, right?
My Jen-hen friend gave me some more eggs. Her tiny new chicken additions are already laying! Do you see how small the Easter egg layers' eggs really are? Jeff looked in our fridge and said, "What kind of eggs are THESE?"
I drink more tea in the fall. I'm ready!
Years ago, I scouted antique stores for this type of tin mug. I have been thinking about writing a story about three tin mugs (I must search for the third one). Do you like tin dishes? I love pottery dishes, too. I like to look on Etsy and find new potters. My most recent favorite mug is the Polish pottery mug I ordered from Amazon and actually came from a pottery warehouse north of Denver. I think a field trip is brewing. I might take my mama there when she comes for Thanksgiving. Do you have a current mug favorite?
My lovely neighbor Reve had a birthday last week. She is such a dear and I have pretty things about my house that she has given me for my birthday. Doesn't the angel make you smile? Fancy a cup of tea poured from this pretty pot?
Yes, we LOVE September, don't we?
Really. This is the best garden-summer I have ever had.
I thought this photo was pretty "Brambly Hedge-ish" too!
Even though I am gloriously thankful for a three-day weekend, I do have to put my teacher hat on and look at many papers and enter grades.
Change of subject (ha!): I thought you may like to visit the Wendy house before the weather changes.
There are many pine cones stashed out the back window of the Wendy house! VERY Brambly Hedge!
The view out another window! HAPPY!
Tiny toadstools growing in the grass! They grow so fast!
This has been a fine nasturtium year, too. I'm so very thankful.
Remember when I said that I wanted to do a little "home improvement" in the Wendy house? I try to do what I tell you I might do (you help me stay true, you know) so I hung a shelf for the plastic dishes. The china dishes had to be removed due to crazy breakage. Until we can be careful with our tea things, we shall have durable dishes. Smile.
Finally, here is one of our "pets" and isn't he grand? I think Bill puts up with the swarming birds and the mess from the feeders because he desires to remain pet-less. That's fair, I guess.
I am off to walk the trail with a friend. I hope you are doing something very September today or something very Brambly Hedge. Thank you for staying with me to the end of this long picture page. YOU are a very nice person.