Monday, September 12, 2022

Hello, Pumpkin

September is just a sweet month.  It's a calm one for me.  I did some work outside last weekend.  Most people do Spring cleaning, but I do Fall cleaning.  The back porch area gets so dusty, so I swept that, washed down the floor mat, washed my car, and cleaned the 'not so easy to get to' areas in the laundry room.  It always makes me feel good when things are cleaned and polished, but I tend to get sore afterwards.

I have decorated for Fall, and I realized that I have lots of pumpkins! - a velvet pumpkin, ceramic pumpkin, glittery pumpkin, and even pumpkin donuts!

  I visited the antique shop and talked with the owner, a, for awhile.  I love going in there and browsing around.  She originally worked at a shop in the San Francisco area, which is only a few hours from where I grew up.  Her shop is decked out, and packed with one of a kind items.  As I was looking around, I noticed a hot plate with a unique design, and it was made in Turkey.   I've always been drawn to international items, so I brought it home with me.

I've been drinking green tea lately.

People ask me if I like the white pumpkins or the orange pumpkins.  The white pumpkins are sweet, but the orange ones make my heart sing.  In fact, when I came across this plaque, it shows just how I feel.

I made some blueberry bread with Irish butter.  Have you ever tried Irish butter?  It's very creamy, and it's especially good on rolls and breads.

My blog friend, Tammie Lee, at Beauty Flows, did a post recently called Summer Creek.  She is an artist and photographer, and her nature photos are incredible.  She is so talented and recently posted a painting that she did.  I said to her, "this reminds me of myself, a lady in the mountains, going to the creek often, and wearing a red dress."  A short while after that, I got a surprise in the mail.  It was the painting that Tammie Lee did, and she wanted me to have it.

Speaking of the creek, I went there recently and saw the big strong Oak tree bursting with acorns.

Just as fast as they were growing, the faster they were being eaten.

This is the drive-inn that I go to every now and then to get a mushroom burger.  They are delicious every time, dripping with Swiss cheese, mushrooms, and a special sauce.

I've shown you my glass pumpkin before, which my sister-in-law gave me.  I never found the right place for it in my past homes, but sitting here on the kitchen window sill, it shows how pretty it is when the sun shines through.

Francesca saw Bigfoot this Summer.

It's cooling down this week to the 80's and 70's.  It's going to be a nice September week.




Chatty Crone said...

Oh boy - lots of great things you posted. Let's see.
My favorite season is fall - I love the colors - they make me feel so alive. I do fall and spring cleaning. It does make you feel good, and I get sore too.
Love all the decorations you have- the glass pumpkin is gorgeous. I love your new blue glass plate too.
I love Sassy Pants too - and I agree - tea is good for the soul. Do you like coffee at all?
That mushroom burger looked so good - and so did your blueberry bread. So Irish butter tastes different than regular butter?
How nice of your friend to send you that painting she drew. I loved it.
Francesa looked so little with Big Foot. Cute.
Loved the squirrels and the bird too - you can see God all around you there.
Love, sandie

Pam said...

Pumpkins~ the orange make me think more of fall, they seem the most natural color to fit into the fall season. Love the deeper orange, not the bright. I like the burnt orange colors. White I also like but it does not bring on the thoughts of fall. However, a mix of orange and white together is really pretty. Then, that leaves the question, blue pumpkins? HAHA....I have yet to put out my fall decor, getting the items from the basement up to the house can become a challenge these days. We had rain move in yesterday, six times. This morning we had the nice color fall like temps. I love it. Fall is just around the corner.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The painting was such a special gift! I'll look at her art! Enjoy your week!

Sandi said...

Is that Kerigold butter? I have seen that, but never tried it.

Debbie Nolan said...

Oh Sheri - what a lovely painting your friend sent you. She is so talented. What is Irish butter? I have never had this kind. Your orange pumpkin is lovely sitting on your window. I adore autumn. It is beginning to feel like it here but we won't see our brilliant colors until the first of October. I have some real pumpkins to sit outdoors. This is the first year in many moons that I have grown them. They take up so much room but how fun!! Hope your September week is delightful. Hugs!

R's Rue said...

Fall season is upon us.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wow, I have LOVED LOVED LOVED this post!! So many pretty fall things and ideas! Your glass pumpkin is beautiful, and it does need to sit by a light source. Tmmi Lee's painting is amazing, I love it. I am going to try and find her blog. Your hot plate is gorgeous, it would even be so pretty hanging on the wall.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I found her blog! I love her paintings.

Hena Tayeb said...

I am all about the orange pumpkins. Though my son did pick a white pumpkin at the patch last year. What a lovely painting.

It's me said...

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Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Beautiful painting!
Glass pumpkins are classy, snd beautiful on a window sill where they catch the light. I will give Irish butter a try. :)

Billie Jo said...

Hello! So much to love here, but I am drawn to the food!! That burger!!! Oh my!! Wish I could hop over for a slice of that cake! And I love the painting your friend sent. Enjoy all the cozy this lovely month has to offer, my friend.

DeniseinVA said...

This is a lovely changing of the season, each and every photo was a delight Sheri. My favorite butter is Kerrigold and I buy it every now and again. Big Foot is taking care of Francesca and she seems very happy in his care :) Tammi Lee's art is beautiful and very cheery. A lovely gift for sure. Thanks for a wonderful post, a real smile bringer :)

Debby said...

What a sweet gift your blogger friend gave you - I like the painting and will check out her blog.

Yes, we are cooling down - 94 as a High today but each day we go down a bit. I'm even seeing some possible rain for the weekend.

I spring clean for all seasons - I haven't started yet for Fall. I usually clean out my pantry for the holidays - wipe them down, and make them look good again. We usually start packing up the patio of the summery things as well.

I haven't tried Irish butter - I love butter so I am sure I will like it.

That hamburger looks good.

Enjoy your pumpkin everything - I do apples for Sept - then I get into the pumpkins...Take care and enjoy the coolness of your days and evenings.

Patricia said...

A great post, full of Fall goodies, Sheri. Love the glass pumpkin in the window, it is beautiful. The painting from Tammie Lee is just gorgeous; what a talented artist and a sweet gift. I have tried Irish butter and it is fantastic. Now I want to try blueberry bread too, which looks absolutely delicious. Enjoy the season my friend.

Marilyn Miller said...

I love your bird picture and your glass pumpkin. Oak trees are so gorgeous. What a lovely, thoughtful gift of the painting. Yumm, Irish butter is a secret treat I buy myself about twice a year to go on scones. It is so good. A good cup of tea is indeed good for the soul. Haven't brought out pumpkins yet, but soon. The weather is beginning to have a bit of Autumn/Fall in the air.

CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

The painting is perfect for you! I love it!
I am so glad the weather is cooling down. It even rained here this morning a bit. I haven't made blue berry anything in a while. I need to do that. I love your glass pumpkin too! Francesca and the Big Foot are so cute! Enjoy your week!

Veronica Lee said...

What a delightful post, Sheri 🌹

So many lovely things to see!

And such a sweet gift from your bloggy pally!

I especially love the glass pumpkin.

Happy fall! πŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Lovely post;-))

Rajani Rehana said...

Beautiful post

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear Sheri! Oh I remember Tammie Lee from blogging now; we follow each other on Instagram and now I made the connection! That is a marvelous painting she did and with such skill!

The weather is changing and I love this nip in the morning air. Everything is slowing down except for me. I want to keep getting outside to explore!

Enjoy these wonderful, cozy days dear Sheri!

Tammie Lee said...

Hello Sheri,
A lovely end of summer feeling of autumn post! You made me crave all things pumpkin.
Oh, maybe it is time for a pumpkin soup!
Thank you for sharing my art, I am so glad you enjoyed receiving it.
Your photo of the bird/robin is wonderful. I enjoy seeing it from behind, as though I am watching it as it takes in the the world.
Lovely Autumn to you!

Louca por porcelana said...

Adorable post as ever. Made me smile! Have a lovely week ahead sweet friend.

Jeanie said...

You are so together, Sheri. I haven't put up that first fall decoration! I love each and every photo! And Tammie's work is exquisite, isn't it. What a lovely surprise for you!

Carla from The River said...

A beautiful post Sheri, sharing sweet September with us. I agree, I like orange pumpkins. I grow white and orange, but orange will always be my favorite.

I love Tammie's work, what a lovely surprise.
xx oo

Deserae said...

I love fall and can hardly wait for the crisp mornings!!! That bread looks so good as does the mushroom are making me hungry. Happy Fall!!!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

This is such a happy post, Sheri! I've been so busy, but I'm so glad I can catch up with you. The glass pumpkin must be a delight with sun shining through it on your window sill. The pretty blue plate from Turkey is quite unique. Your blueberry bread is making my mouth water. I love buying Irish butter occassionally---it's so yummy and rich like you say. Francesca looks so cute next to Bigfoot. Have a happy weekend, my friend!

Estelle's said...

What a fun post Sheri....the blueberry bread looks scrumptious, as did that mushroom burger! Loved your glass pumpkin too! I could sense your excitement for the cooler temps and September days....enjoy the moments!

roughterrain crane said...

I will look for Irish butter. Cooler days will give you many opportunities to find out harmony between nature and life.

Susan said...

What a lovely post, Sheri. The little pumpkin must look fabulous on the windowsill. Good for you putting it there! Everything in this post looks very inviting! Hugs. Susan