Perhaps the title of this post should've been wacky weather. It's supposed to get
up to 85 degrees today and boy, is it humid! I have mostly hardwood floors throughout
the house and my bare feet were sticking to the floors and I just felt "icky". So the
A/C just went back on for today. We still need to make a trip up to the garden shop
to get some grasses and hopefully bee balm to plant before the weather gets
colder. We also need to move the Russian Sage plant, and do some other outside
stuff such as caulking and some trim touch-up.
This is as far as I've gotten on fall decorating for my front porch - a little pot
of mums. I'm heading up to the grocery store this afternoon and hoping to
get a couple of fresh pumpkins for the porch.
Funny how some summer plants are still in full bloom, such as the geraniums.
I have a couple of small pots of red geraniums and they're still blooming, too.
This pot on my patio had daisies and sweet potato vines. The daisies have stopped
blooming, but there's some kind of weird vine taking over the patio! It's not the sweet
potato vine, so I'm wondering what it is. It looks like it's coming from the daisies.
The Coneflower and Black-eyed Susan are sadly drying up for the season...
The cooler weather (except for today) calls for some hearty comfort food,
don't you agree? Last night I made beans and cornbread. The beans were
dry Great Northern beans that I soaked overnight and put in the Crockpot the
next morning with chopped onion, uncured organic ham, pepper, parsley,
and a bay leaf. I then covered it with veggie broth and slow-cooked for 8 hours.
Gotta have a pan of cornbread to soak up all that delicious bean broth!
This is one of my go-to recipes for cornbread though I only use 1/8 cup of sugar
instead of the 1/4 cup that the recipe calls for. I always cut down on white sugar
in recipes and have never noticed a difference in taste. We don't need all that sugar!
Happy Thursday, everyone.