Good Sunday Morning. I am treating myself to a slow quiet morning.
What are you up to?
I had left-over homemade pizza for breakfast.
It was delightful.
Fresh basil from the garden, which will soon be just a memory. Though I have attempted to hold on for a bit, by transplanting the basil to a large pot and bringing it indoors. We shall see, it already looks less than happy with the move.
The weather has certainly turned a bit cooler this week, especially the nights feel full-on fall. This morning the temperature was 38F when I got up.
I have heard varying thoughts on if we will have a hard winter or a mild one.
All the critters that visit our little plot of land seem to be storing food for the winter months. George the groundhog, Thomas the turtle, Peter Rabit. The million and one squirrels that frequent our feeding establishment.
One thing is for certain, we can’t control the weather.
This summer, the vegetable garden was a near disaster by many accounts, and yet it is still producing peppers like crazy.
Among the winners this year, were potatoes, beets, and cucumbers.
I managed to do a bit of canning until my supply of jars ran out and there were none to be found locally. A run on canning jars this year due to the pandemic and folks trying their hands at home preserving. Who would have seen that coming?
I’m sharing a few canning photos from earlier this summer.
This morning I watched a couple of episodes of Rick Steves travel show on PBS.
I have had the travel bug recently. Is it because I know I can’t travel?
Midway through the second episode of Scotland and the many islands off the coast, I had the overwhelming desire to sell everything and spend the rest of my life traveling.
There I was in the middle of travel dreaming and an RV popped up on my screen for sale. Yep, pack up the husband, the dog, That Cat a handful of chickens and hit the open road. I could almost feel the breeze in my hair.
Maybe that’s quarantine talk and the fact that I have been playing a CD that I purchased years ago while in Venice. It reminds me of my past travels. The CD is old-world music played on a lute. I find it completely relaxing. No harsh vocals or mind stirring lyrics; a good escape from all the non-sense in the world.
I’m off to do more daydreaming. Have a lovely day and be safe.
Until next time,