Monday, September 9, 2019


Autumn is coming, and there's nothing like spices filling the air in the kitchen while baking or cooking.
The pot in which I brew my tea
is dented and more than a bit tarnished,
But I still enjoy the tea.
The house I live in
needs a coat of paint and several shingles,
But I sleep well at night.
The body I use to live my life
is wrinkled and slowing down,
But I am alive and I rejoice.
I am not the body in which I live,
I am the life itself.
~Mark Otter

Oh Yes, I like white pumpkins,
but the orange ones make my heart sing.
I've always loved lanterns.
Not sure how I will decorate this for Autumn.
Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other.  It is the place of confidence.  It is the place where we tear off that mask of guarded and suspicious coldness which the world forces us to wear in self-defense, and where we pour out the unreserved communications of full and confiding hearts.  It is the spot where expressions of tenderness gush out without any sensation of awkwardness and without any dread of ridicule.
~Frederick W. Robertson
I love home....
especially when little hands are here
coloring with uncle.



Susie said...

Sherry, I love the old copper kettle. t is time for spicy aromas in our homes. I like that tea flavor too. The lantern will be so nice to decorate every season. Cute white pumpkin :):) I laugh about your little girl is sitting, they are so limber when young. Blessings to all of you, love you , xoxo, Susie

nonie everythingsewing said...

Sherry, your post just spoke to me. It really did bring tears to my eyes, as it is such a beautiful reminder of what 'home' really means. thank you so much for your kind words and words of encouragement to me.

I love the smell of spices!


Debby said...

After a long hot summer, I get so darn excited for Fall. I love all your pretties! Love those pumpkins and that zucchini dish had me drooling! It's always so nice to read your blog. Have a Fallish day!

R's Rue said...


Mellie said...

I can't wait to bake some pumpkin bread or something that smells like fall. I'm really looking forward to cooler weather, whenever that may be!!

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Have a wonderful September;-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I know you will want to save ALL the art work! heehee! And I love that small velvet pumpkin! I'll look for some of the tea for Fall too. I so hope it cools off here soon! Sweet hugs!

Carla from The River said...

Beautiful post.. I enjoyed the quotes.
I plan to start decorating for Autumn this Sunday.

Pilar said...

Fall is my favorite season to bake, especially apple pie and chicken pot pie! Beautiful quotes Sheri! I hope you have a wonderful week!

It's me said...

Owww love That first poom.....and your sweet grandson...happy week Sheri ...🍀💚 ...owww i miss my sweet sad ....Leaf to see so alone Ria 💕💕

Chatty Crone said...

First of all I love those two poems - especially the first.
Aqua is my favorite color. I have white, orange, and an aqua pumpkin.
Love your copper coffee teapot there. Orange pumpkin and tea....
Seems like you really do enjoy your home and you take time out to rest and enjoy it - I have to do more of that.
Your meals or foods are looking good to.
And coloring - haven't done that in a long time.
Love, Sandie

Marilyn Miller said...

How lovely to see your transition into fall with pumpkin spice, candles, pumpkins, The Poetry of Rumi Journal, two lovely poems, and tea. Plus it is so special to have the little ones visit and play.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

What a lovely post about home. I really like the poems you featured Sheri--so meaningful and touching. Your white pumpkin is so pretty. I too love orange ones, but sometimes orange doesn't go well in my home. Darling photo of your grand and her uncle. So loving. Have a great week, my friend.

Louca por porcelana said...

I love home too!Yours are charming and cozy...I also love your pretty pumpkins.Yes,That white one is stunning!Oh...Adorable Grand...Unique and precious time!Blessings,dear Sheri!

Shirley Wright said...

This is such a nice post. All the pictures and beautiful words just make me feel good! You are such a special person.
Keep sending the pictures and words...we need them.
Love sent your way!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Sheri! This is a marvelous time of year to stay inside, enjoy family and wait for another season to enchant us.

Debby Ray said... most favorite time of the year! I am so ready for pumpkin spice EVERYTHING! That orange spice tea looks wonderful too! I will have to really cut back on my fall decorating this year since we will be living in a 31' travel! It is still close to 90 degrees here so I am more than ready for a cool down! Enjoy your week, Sheri!

Susan said...

Hello Dear Sheri....Love your post and all those luscious photos. Oh, your Polish cup is so pretty. Thank you so much for your visit and comment. Both appreciated. Have a blessed week, girlfriend. You are a joy. Susan

Jeanie said...

I love orange spice tea too! And yes, I'm working on something with my lantern for the fall, too!

Hena Tayeb said...

Sweet little moments at home.

Walking the Bean said...

Thx for the autumn images. I can almost smell it!


CiNdEe said...

I love all your photos. I am ready for fall and some much needed rain. I think everyone in the fire danger areas are.
I have the phoebe bird here too. They are very friendly.
The caterpillar in the tree reminds me of the Very Hungry Caterpillar story I have read a million times with the kids and my granddaughter. (-:

Debbie Nolan said...

Sheri - such lovely images of a home filled with beautiful treasurers...especially the little one coloring with uncle. I love the smell of pumpkin pie baking and the spicy fragrance of cinnamon. Those aromas certainly make me think fall is on its way. Time will slow a bit and those of us who love home will cozy in and prepare for quieter moments. Thanks for such a wonderful post friend. Hugs!

R's Rue said...

❤️ Hi.

Rose said...

I so love that pumpkins make my heart sing, too. I just love autumn! Love that copper teakettle.

Billie Jo said...

So happy to meet you!
And is that a cherry pop tart??
My favorite!
I am pleased to be your newest follower. : )

Sandra said...

Beautiful and delicious pictures. Have a nice weekend. Hugs.

baili said...

Dear Sheri

your post melted my heart !
how beautifully you shared the true value and comfort of a home
yes home where i enjoy being myself ,no other place in this whole world offer such peace and genuineness :)
images you shared speak for the words powerfully ,the lantern is so elegant and these little cute hands are coloring most beautifully :)))

winters provoke to back here either not as much as you guys do but to some extent yes we back may be our winters are short this is why our backing is for little period :(
i want to thank you for you encouraging words on my post dear Sheri ,this is so sweet of you to always drop kind words on my so simple even raw posts
wihing you all the happiness in this world my friend!

Pam said...

FALL, FALL, FALL....I love FALL. I love the colors, the smells, the warmer clothes (although I love wearing the shorts and stuff all summer). I love putting out my creative and cute socks and my boots. I love the taste of all those spices! I found some Pumpkin Pecan oatmeal the other day. Not bad at all. I also located some Pumpkin creamer for my coffee. As much as I love the spices that go with fall and pumpkin taste, I always stayed away from pumpkin flavor for the coffee, but I have to say, its not bad. I am thinking as soon as we have a slight (could be weeks) cool spell I am making PUMPKIN BREAD, one of my all time faves. Gotta love FALL! Thanks for the reminder, I have some wood I had replaced that I need to prime and paint and I see a good cleaning of the wood siding this spring. Owning a home is never ending but so much better then renting I think.