Sunday, October 6, 2013

Walking in October

 Plum Cake is walking all the time now.  She can get up by herself when she falls.  

 Here's Mommy peeking out the window at Sam (she was digging in the dirt with Miss Bug).  Everyone likes the spotty blanket.

 Round the corner she goes!  We have to block the stairs.  
 Do you like my funny bug?  Miraculous!
 This bird was singing so loudly.  He likes all the dead stalks (it froze the other night) and he stayed put for quite a while.

 It's a beautiful blue-sky day here in my neighborhood!  The leaves are changing.
 Bill trimmed the peonies.

October is busy for us, but when the last week rolls around it will be time for my fall break.  Yay!  
I wish someone would make me an apple crisp.  Do you have a good apple crisp recipe?
I made some cinnamon sun tea today because I think cinnamon is a good spice for October.  
I'm off to make a baked bean casserole.  I hope you are enjoying a peaceful October in your neck of the woods.  
Thank you for stopping by!


TexWisGirl said...

beautiful fall colors. that little bird looks like a goldfinch. sweet little walker. :)

Farm Girl said...

I would come and make you an apple crisp. Do I have a recipe, no I would make up one just for you. :)
Your photos are so nice. I am so happy about all of your other news too. I have been sneezing too much to think.
I sort of feel like a blob.
I love your photos. I hope you have a very nice week next week.

Debi said...

Such pretty photos... I love fall. Your Plum Cake is adorable... love her hat!

Happy@Home said...

Plum Cake appears to be getting around very nicely in her adorable little hat.
I enjoyed these glimpses of October in your area. Beautiful blue sky.
I was googling apple crisp recipes the other day, but never got around to making one. Sure does sound good right about now.

M.K. said...

It's been so long since we had a baby around, I'd forgotten that particular look/stance they have, when they're first learning to walk - SO cute! Sigh. That bug is fascinating -- isn't it amazing how he looks just like a green leaf? And the grass with the sprinkling of dry leaves on top -- that's one of my very favorite looks in autumn, while out walking. Makes me want to RAKE into a pile!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

October is my favorite season and your photos are beautiful, Karen. Love them all!

Gumbo Lily said...

Oh that li'l Plum Cake. She's so cute! Looks like you had a nice fall walk today. I did too. I think Susan Branch's Cranberry Apple Crisp is The Best Ever. I can't wait for fall to make it. The recipe is in the fall book or probably on her blog. Wish I could make one for you. If you don't have cranberries, you can use craisins (I do!). Happy October Pommy!


Kit said...

Great trees! Do you travel up into the mountains to see the Aspens? I used to love doing that. :) Kit

Bonnie said...

Such a cute little Plum Cake. Your photos are beautiful. Have a great week.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

I like your new header, so very country. Ah Plum Cake is cute...they grow up so fast though. Pictures are great, like that birdie and bug. Apple Crisp sounds good too. I made two apple pies with my apples yesterday....there is one piece left. I have a recipe for Apple coffee cake...oh my is it good. I will let you know when I put it on my yummy!!

libbyquilter said...

i think that bug is beautiful. i wish that i knew what it was.
the bird is making a feast of your sunflower heads. it's a wonder it could sing at all with a beak full of seeds~!

beautiful fall shots Pom~!
i always think that the sky looks the bluest in the fall . . .

it's good to see Plum Cake walking around and exploring everything from a new perspective.

have a great new week.


Anonymous said...

What a lovely Autumny post! I wish I did have an apple crisp recipe, it sounds delish! Cute little Plum

åslaug abigail said...

Adorable baby, hat and leaf bug and blanket! Applecrisp is so easy: crumble brown sugar and butter and oats, if you like them, a little bit of salt and flour together till you have large crumbs. Butter pan, slice apples. Add cinnamon everywhere, crumbs, apples. Layer apples in bottom of pan, crumbs on top. Dot with more butter, sprinkle with more sugar and more cinnamon. Bake. Probably at 375 till crumbs are golden and apples soft. I never peel anything. You van add chopped nuts or primed or raisins or anything. Enjoy ;) (for best results; serve with ice cream)

Sherry said...

Such a fun all post! I love it when the leaves start changing. Ours are still very thick, green and hanging on the trees this year. I heard it's because we got an abundance of rain this summer. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Lisa Richards said...

Ah, I think your bug is a katydid! It is a nice one!
Congrats to little Miss Plum Cake on her excellent walking. Her little lamb cap is just what my daughter is looking for for a Halloween costume for Hazel!
Beautiful fall pictures. I hope you find a good apple crisp recipe, dear friend! :)

wayside wanderer said...

Sweet baby girl toddling around! Love your fall color. We only have a little bit here in TX.

Attic Clutter said...

oh my goodness that
Plum Cake
is so darling(:)

Carolyn Phillips said...

Love the birds, and as for Plum Cake... - awww!

Fat Dormouse said...

Hi Pompom - is apple crisp like apple crumble, or is it something different?
Another blogger I follow had a lovely recipe for cinnamon buns - I'm very tempted to make them, but I fear they wouldn't be good for my waistline!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

What an adorable little lamb!! And you photos of fall capture the mood perfectly. I'd love someone to send me an apple crumble too :) Yum! xoL