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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Welcome Fall!

“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler
 crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” 
~Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost

"There is a harmony in autumn, and a lustre in its sky, 
which through the summer is not heard or seen,
 as if it could not be, as if it had not been!" 
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than 
all the other seasons.”
~Jim Bishop

“The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the 
storms their energy, while cares will drop
 away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” 
~ John Muir

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal
 sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent 
almost all the daylight hours in the open air.” 
~Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." 
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Autumn was her happiest season. There was an expectancy
 about its sounds and shapes: the distant thunk pomp 
of leather and young bodies on the practice field near
 her house made her think of bands and cold Coca-Colas,
 parched peanuts and the sight of people's breath in the air. 
There was even something to look forward to when school
 started ― renewals of old feuds and friendships, weeks 
of learning again what one half forgot in the long summer. 
Fall was hot supper time with everything to eat one missed
 in the morning when too sleepy to enjoy it.”
~Harper Lee

Breath in that cooler Fall air. It will cure what ails you! 
Revel in the colors of the season.
 Bite into a  juicy, crunchy Honey Crisp apple.
Getting out cozy blankets. There’s nothing like cuddling
 up in a warm throw blanket to watch a movie. 
Go to an apple orchard or pumpkin patch. Pick a Halloween
 costume. Jump into a pile of leaves. Go on a hayride.
 Build a bonfire. Carve jack-o-lanterns. Wood smoke in the air.
Another special part of autumn is that the colder, darker evenings 
bring the perfect excuse to indulge in homemade, heart & tummy warming
comfort food. Now is the perfect time for slow cooked stews,
 roast dinners, big pots of chili simmering on the stove.

Enjoy each day of this magical season.

Susie Q

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Welcome September

By all of these lovely tokens September days are here, 
With Summer's best of weather And Autumn's best of cheer.
  ~Helen Hunt Jackson

Welcome September. I have missed you.
The leaves are already beginning to change 
thanks to some unseasonable cool and rainy 
weather. The sunflowers are blooming and 
Fall is most certainly on it's way.

The morrow was a bright September morn;
The earth was beautiful as if newborn;
There was nameless splendor everywhere,
That wild exhilaration in the air,
Which makes the passers in the city street
Congratulate each other as they meet.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

Wishing you a safe, healthy and very happy 

Susie Q