Monday, October 21, 2013

Fall Flowers in the House

 
 
Since I could not begin to top Gus's post over at Jane's - October Flowers in the House party, I'll just share a bit of what's left in the garden at my house.

 
The ever tenacious elephant ears are still verdant and multiplying... and will until the first or second frost of the winter put an end to these impudent upstarts that love taking over any available (and often unavailable) spot.
 

 
However, after a closer look at the lime green leaf, it looks a bit like an abstract painting of trees... so maybe there is beauty and merit there after all.
 
 
 
The zinnias just keep on keeping on. The kitchen window is dressed for Fall in red-orange, yellow-orange with a touch of dogwood berry foliage.
 
 
The copper pitcher from atop the cabinets comes down for a good swipe of the protective dust covering and spider webs to hold a few more zinnias and dogwood.



 
 
Outside may not feel exactly like Autumn, but I have added several touches inside to bring on the season. Even though the temperature was in the 70s today with clouds and a threat of rain, it seemed a good day for some hardy fall food.
 
 





Homemade chili with lots of shredded cheese
 
 
Apple Dumplings made easy with crescent rolls and a splash of lemon-lime soda... yummy!

 
 
Yummm... Time for dessert and a trip over to Flower Jane's too see all the pretties joining the party. See you there!






 
 
 

23 comments:

  1. You nailed fall, both the flowers and the food! You glad you showed up, the party don't start till you walk in!

    xo Jane

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    1. Jane... thanks for the party... much fun, as always!

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  2. Everything looks so beautiful (and delicious)! I covet your zinnias.

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    1. Thanks, Jen. The zinnias have just been outstanding and the butterflies continue to enjoy!

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  3. Dear Susan,
    first: I love your quotation! Autumn is such a rich season - which you show in those photos with the colourful zinnias. Mmh - and the soup looks good! Here the weather is fooling us all: 23°C - you can wander around in a T-shirt, but your feet walk through loads of dried fallen leaves. (Which I like - reminds me of my childhood).

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    1. Britta.. The chili was just right for supper... and it is easy to prepare. Our weather is suppose to cool by the weekend. I am a "beachy/warm weather" person, but looking forward to days and nights being a bit cooler. Appreciate you stopping by!

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  5. Here I was, enjoying your lovely flowers - especially those zinnias in the cobalt blue bottles - and then BAM! Apple dumplings made easy? Yummy! I'm off to Google a recipe for those! :)

    (sorry about the deleted comment...typo bugged me...)

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    1. Deb... Hope you found the recipe. It is very easy and oh, so good! I just made 1/2 the recipe since there's just two of us. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/country-apple-dumplings/
      No worries on the delete. I can't stand it when I post a mistake... drives me to distraction. Thanks for stopping by...Susan

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    2. Thanks so much, Susan. I was just revisiting Jane's links and clicked over here one more time. I'm glad I did - thanks so much for posting the link to the recipe! I would be inclined to half it myself.

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  6. Susan,
    Wow, it feels like Fall visiting your house. I miss reading your blog. I am glad you are back. I LOVE apple dumplings, but have never tried making them because they look so difficult to make. Yours look so good. I am going to try making some. Thank you for the recipe and the tip. Wish me luck.
    Christa

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    1. Christa.. Thanks for your kind comment and my apology since I thought I replied earlier. I seem to be in the midst of tradition and find I just don't have anything to say of late. Of course, dear husband would be shocked and dismayed at that statement! So my stalemate is with the written word. I hope you have tried the easy apple dumplings. They are really a treat! Happy Thanksgiving wishes coming your way! Susan

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  7. Dear Suzan,

    Your garden flowers look beautiful! Wish I still had such pretty blooms in my garden! The chili looks delicious!

    Happy week,

    Madelief x

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    1. Madelief.. Thanks for stopping in. The zinnias were a determined lot this year! While they have dwindled down to just a bloom or two, the red roses on our fence were a lovely Autumn surprise. Perhaps I can rally from my inactivity and post photos of these pretties! My thoughts and wishes for strength and peace continue with you and your girls. Susan

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  8. Your photos are lovely but I especially like the apple dumpling. My! They look so appetizing. Thanks for coming to my blog and leaving a comment, I enjoyed reading it.

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    1. The apple dumplings are delicious and easy! This one was the second of the fall. The first made with apples fresh from North Georgia trees. Thanks for stopping by. Susan

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  9. I also love autumn and love to see reddish dogwood foliage and bright flowers in inspiring sunlight in fall. Thank you for your lovely pictures and nice poem.

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    1. Haricot... Thank you for stopping by. The dogwood is quickly dropping its leaves, bearing the branches and showcasing the beautiful red berries. Those bare branches will be lovely against the clear blue sky so there's beauty in every season. Sending smiles across the miles...peace to you and yours. Susan

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  10. Hi-ya. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I do appreciate it. It's my pleasure to stop by and return the favor. I'd planned on signing up as your newest groupie while I was here, but I don't see anywhere on here to do that. (Or am I missing something? Wouldn't be the first time!)

    Your zinnias and elephant ears are lovely. Thanks for sharing your pics of them.

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    1. Ooops! Never mind. I found the sign up thingie. For whatever reason, your post filled my whole screen, and I had to scroll sideways to find the follow widget. So, I'm in!

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    2. Susan... Welcome! I saw your comment at Britta's about the nutty head of UK Vogue so I had to visit your blog... Your comment was so "right on!" I haven't posted much lately, but hopefully will find my mojo. There are thoughts in my head...they just never seem to make it to the keyboard! Anyway, I plan to continue visiting and reading many blogger friends around the world...so perhaps I'll just turn into one of those "ghost-readers!" Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Susan

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