We’ve gotten lots of rain and hot weather the past few days. Fall weather is not following the calendar. But I look forward to the leaves turning.
Crock Pot Weather:
It’s the kind of weather when you stay in and fix meals in the crock pot. And a wonderful time to bake cinnamon rolls and watch the rain fall.
I love those cozy days with rain falling on the roof. Sluicing down the windows and blurring the outdoors.
It is these type of days that will nourish the flowers. Mother Nature has the perfect recipe for plant food, don’t you think? Nothing can compare to the rain Mother Nature provides.
Tall White Cone Flowers:
The white cone flowers look so pretty next to the kale and the mums budding. Meanwhile the pansies are still growing and putting out perky little flowers.
The lavender hyacinth bean vine has droplets of rain dripping down the flower petals and tree leaves beyond it.
Hyacinth Bean Vine:
All these hyacinth bean pods will be next year’s seeds to sow. I love the process of watching this vine develop.
First the green leaves appear lined with purple veins. Then comes the soft lavender purple flowers.
Then as the season progresses into fall, the bean pods appear. The bean pods are filled with the beans you can dry out to plant the next year.
A very sweet reader wrote this and sent me the framed words.
Remember that post I wrote recently about feeling like I’m the odd duck?
The reader was very creative with her version of my hodge-podge life!
A Simple Meal:
I’m having a simple meal of soup and tortilla chips with a glass of water. Like I said above, this is a great time to cook meals in the crock pot. And I followed my own advice!
I love eating on one of my two yellow Fiesta plates. They are so beautiful.