Friday, October 7, 2016

All Things Fall


When I think back on my favorites for this week, the common thread is Fall. I don't take Autumn for granted here in Colorado, where Summer will often pop back in and out, causing me to shed my favorite sweaters and vests, and then Winter gets kind of pushy, knocking leaves off of trees before the color is all gone.

Here are my favorites for the week.

1.  The final baseball game of the season.  Dan and I went to the Rockies' final game with our friends Rick and Pam. Fall baseball games are sort of a breath of -- cool -- fresh air, after a hot summer.  It's time to wrap it all up, and there's the sadness of another season gone, but the anticipation of the holidays and knowing Spring training is right around the corner!


 2.  Finishing up the backyard.  I can safely say that we are FINISHED with landscaping in the backyard.  We planted two trees last weekend, this redmond linden and a peach tree.  There is still a big project left, Dan is going to build a workshop (in the area behind where he's is standing) which will involve running electricity out there, so we'll get to bury some of the wires running over our yard.  But the building will be a labor of love for him. And he's a happy camper that I can piddle around the gardens on my own now that the heavy lifting and digging is done;)


 3.  Cleaning up the gardens. In addition to planting trees, we finished the Secret Garden fence by putting on the fence post caps, and I transplanted my herbs to a new raised bed area.


4.  In the kitchen.  Stuffed patty pan squash, chicken pot pie and a harvest stew were on the menu this week.  It's been nice changing things up in the kitchen.


 5. Coffee. I'm going to cram in a couple more favorites for #5.  A wonderful, long phone chat with Pamela! which involved brewing another pot of coffee to get through. And discovering a new favorite at Starbucks: Cinnamon Dolce Latte.

How was your week?  Link up here with Susanne and the Friday Fave Five crew, if you'd like to share.

11 comments:

Barbara H. said...

How nice to have the backyard project done! I love your fence and the morning glory. It's been cooler but not quite enough to break out some of the fallish recipes yet. I know what you mean about not taking autumn for granted - sometimes it is relatively short-lived.

ellen b said...

Love completed projects. It always feels good to get er done...
Your food sounds very comforting and prefect for fall.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Ann said...

We are baseball fans also. We have that "lost" feeling when the college world series is over. :-) Hoping the Cubs can go far in the playoffs, however!!

Faith said...

oh we love cinnamon dolce from starbucks, too!! did you know that flavor also comes in k cups? we found ours at target!!

your garden and backyard projects done must be a good feeling.

enjoy the long weekend!

Patti said...

Yay, for the backyard project being finished! It looks lovely. I love the idea of a Secret Garden fence. The Secret Garden is one of my all-time favorite books.

We are baseball fans at our house, and as Red Sox fans, the season is still going for us---though now down 2-0 in the series against Cleveland, it may well end tomorrow.

Chicken pot pie was on my menu this past week. It is one of my son's favorite foods, and after working so hard cleaning up his new place, I wanted to reward him with some comfort food.

Blessings on your day,
Patti

Mereknits said...

Everything sounds wonderful in your world my friend. Have a great weekend,
Meredith

Gattina said...

I hate working in the garden ! I prefer to sit in it ! But at least in spring and autumn I have to clean it a little bit and have the hedges cut !

Wendy said...

It's great when a project gets finished. I find I'm good at starting but not so good at finishing. Sounds like a good productive week and a chat over coffee (or tea in my case) is always nice.

Summer said...

Loving your little snippets♥

Willow said...

I love your secret garden fence! And I admit to being a bit envious of your raised bed dedicated to your herb garden...
Coffee is always on my personal daily fave list. It's good to know I'm not alone...

Susanne said...

Sweet secret garden fence. Such a lovely idea. And a herb garden sounds wonderful. I'm with ya about chatting with a friend, coffee in hand. The two go together!