Oh oh, it finally happened!
Autumn twirled in, in its own fine time.
Sauntering right into the desert in mid November.
The pecan trees are turning.
I love change of weather.
I have been hanging gobs of basil around the kitchen for weeks.
Then crumbling it into a huge bowl and then into jars when it is paper dry.
There have been sweet and salty pestos savored a plenty.
The lasts are always the best.
Oranges are turning, well, orange.
I love standing in this spot and watching the oranges and tree in the backdrop turn in unison.
As you can tell, I also have stolen one too many oranges from this side of the tree.
You won't believe this.
Yesterday I collected huge bowl of herbs and tomatillos in the garden.
It looked like this.
3 beds overflowing with basil still.
And then, last night the temps dropped a ton.
Because this morning, they looked like this.
Just like that.
With no real warning.
It wasn't supposed to freeze.
The pumpkin vines.
Which worries me because this was happening yesterday...
The most giant of all pumpkins still turning.
This one looks water colored to me.
With lots of new littles, see them hanging around in the photo below?
Little green babies.
Over a dozen newbies.
And just like that.
Granted, a few pumpkin leaves did pop back up today.
And with the warmest sun midday, they might finish ripening.
But tonight it will be cold up here where the desert meets the forest.
It was about 66' today.
So, we are now entering the realm of coolness.
But not snow, like most of you.
However, mass baking ensues.
It's the season for making lots of crisps.
Mister Lovee's faves.
We have a few new peach trees grown from our own peach pits.
We planted them today.
A little late, but hopefully all will be well.
And now, we wait until next year.
Which is not so far away is it?
Time is slippin' into the future.
Like, for real.
And for fast.
But right now, it's autumn in the desert.
Finally, I get to see leaves in colors on my walks through the garden.
Mister pumpkin head has a proper back drop.
As he watches out over the mountains.
Homemade soups are being whipped up.
And enjoyed on these brisk days.
Wanna be rain clouds gift beautiful sunsets.
As we settle into a new season.
In a true way.
It's wonderful, I love it!!
Maybe now I can be inspired to finish some christmas art I am working on.
Because the 80' weather was not making it easy :-)
Also, I wanted to say, THANK YOU to those who entered the magic shoes giveaway.
You really really get it!!
I love my kindred friends! xoxo
So, the winner of the shoes, after removing my comments and the folks who said to leave them out if the shoes were not their size, was #14.
Susan, hoooooray! you won, please email me your mailing address!
That was fun!
Well, I best be on my way to make myself useful.
Like by cuddling dogs or something.
More fun to come!!
ps: Here is a silly smiley picture of me I found recently.
I didn't even know it had survived through life.
It's a bad cell phone pic taken a few years ago.
I went a couple years where I wore that necklace all the time.
Now witchy wears it.
My hair was not that blonde, just the sun shining bright on me.
It was fun to find these, even though Mister made me cut him out.
He did look funny :-)
I kept those for myself.
I love finding memories in old phones.