Sunday, October 27, 2013

Golden Light and Dirt Soup

 Here is the last of the tomato harvest.  They've been ripening on the dining room window sill.
 As I was picking up pine cones this morning I decided that pine cones are a crop, too.
 I have a sneaking suspicion that this sort of thing is what is making my sinuses ache and Bill sneezing big scary AH CHOOS.

 Isn't this new Vera Bradley pattern fun?  It's called Tutti Frutti.  Kelli gifted me with a new bag.  I love it!

 I ironed and ironed and ironed yesterday morning and this morning.  I like it, as I've told you before.  There are only a few boring things left in the ironing basket.
 Another photo of my SB stack.  Aren't they pretty?
 Great Granny's work hanging on the back of my chair.
 Too well-used brooches.

 My sweet English buddy Lynn stitched Sunshine for my birthday.  SHE is an angel pie.
 This is the looming pile of "homework" for Mrs. M.  Drat.
 I know I've shown you this before, but I love it so much.  Thank you, Sandra!  Polly, please DO put the kettle on.
 Samantha Rose came to play today.  She wanted to work in the garden.

 Tea things ready in the Wendy house.
Jack is smiling from the interior of the tiny house.
 And all of a sudden, it was time to make dirt soup.

 And then Plum Cake woke up from her morning snooze.

 You remember my "didn't turn out quite right" apple cozy, don't you?  In the summer she's a watermelon cozy and NOW she is a pumpkin cozy.
 Can you see Plum Cake's teething necklace?  It's amber and it soothes.
 Our maple tree is at her finest!  She's a golden lady!  It is extra-special beautiful here right now.
 I won't be the most stylish granny on the beach, but I shall revel in the sun, sand, and sea.  I'll see you soon!  


TexWisGirl said...

those little girls are so cute. :) love your autumn colors and your pine cone basket, too!

Debi said...

Love the photos of your grands... they are so cute. That dirt soup looks divine!

Farm Girl said...

Have fun being a mermaid and playing in the sand and your toes look all ready to party. Your girls are just adorable and I love that pot of dirt soup. Miss Plum Cake is just so cute how in the world do you keep from kissing her cheeks all day?
I love that smile she gives you.
Your stack of books by S.B. is very impressive. I have some but not as many as you. I always feel like I gain 10 pounds reading her cookbooks. :)
I also love your very yellow tree made of gold. It is just beautiful.
Have a lovely trip and I look forward to hearing about it. I hope you get lots of rest. I will pray for you.

Lisa Richards said...

Your great-granny would be so glad to know you still treasure her handiwork!
I have stacks of books on my bed. Culling through my bookshelves.
Enjoy the beach!
Love all your colorful photos! :D

wayside wanderer said...

Such cute girlies and I love that dirt soup. You are a fun granny!

M.E. Masterson said...

Luv the colors!

Kit said...

Such a happy post! Love all your SB books. I search for them when I yard sale and have almost all of those. Have a wonderful time! Kit

Gumbo Lily said...

Have fun at the beach. Those Birkies look smashing on you! Loved those lil girls and their dirt soup and cute smiles.

I should collect some pine cones for Christmas before they are all covered in snow.

Happy Beach Bumming.

Betty said...

Dirt soup - I remember making some good ones myself! I love your pumpkin jacket, how lucky it turned out big as it is now getting so much use! I hope when you visit the UK I will not be on holiday and that you will be coming in through Gatwick? we could meet up I am sure. Betty x

Catherine said...

Yum I love dirt soup! Cute sandals & pretty toes. Have fun at the seaside : ) See you soon. Much love GK x0x0x

Elizabethd said...

I don't think I have seen such beautiful maples, what a burst of colour.

Sherry said...

What a beautiful, happy post! You certainly brightened my dark, rainy Monday morning. Thank you!

Fat Dormouse said...

You write such lovely, full-of-joy posts, PomPom, that I cannot help but smile (despite my dicky tummy!) I wish we lived nearer each other!! Are you coming to France anytime soon?!

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Dirt Soup....when I first read the title of your blog, I thought you were going to give a recipe for lental soup or something. Did not realize it WAS dirt soup...hahaha! Pictures of your grandkids are sweet and have a great vacation!!

magsmcc said...

This could be my favourite PP post ever! Every picture a wow and a burgeoning comment, and then the next one! Susan Branch wealth, pumpkin cosy, Sam Rose's idea of garden work that is my type of garden work, a holiday. Oh yes. Holiday!

magsmcc said...

ps Dirt Soup has to be the title of your children's book. Please write it soon!

libbyquilter said...

today our early morning clouds turned into rain and then into snow. it snowed for quite a while and we have a fluffy white blanket all over the ground.

i'll be thinking of you as you are enjoying your trip. wishing you lots of sunshine and laughter.

had a pretty good chuckle when i seen the dirt soup. it's been a while since i've seen that one cooked up . . .


M.K. said...

When I have grandkids someday, I shall come to your blog for all the best ideas on how to entertain them well :) Dirt soup! Yes! That golden maple against that pellucid blue sky is stunning. We are still rather green and brown here, and I wonder if we'll get much color this year. Happy traveling, and enjoy wiggling your toes in the sand!!

ann said...

Ah, you always make me smile, even with dirt soup or rather with dirt soup.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Dirt soup--my favorite! Love those birks and love those Plum baby cheeks!

Isn't Autumn grand?


Gabli said...

Oh your pics are a sunny smile and you can't help but smile back. I love that pumpkin cozy!

Nancy McCarroll said...

Darling pictures. The little girls are beautiful.

Like your toes ANC sandals.,

Aisling said...

The color of the sky behind your yellow maple is incredible. It lifts my heart, as does your cheery post full of light and color and love and happiness! So glad I came by!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

I love your pictures, they make me smile and by the end I was giggling...dirt soup, oh know that precious!

Vicki said...

Hi, dear Pompom,
Your granddaughters are precious. I would love to join you for some dirt soup! I loved making mud pies as a little girl. Your new bag is so pretty and just my style. Happy Halloween and have a delightful rest of the week! Love, Vicki

Kezzie said...

So much gorgeousness in this post!! Beautiful autumnal treats, lovely children and the pumpkin cosy is super!! X