I know that Fall is coming, even though it will be in the nineties again today. How do I know this?
My hubby brought home two pumpkins yesterday which I added to the early autumn theme I am working toward in our yard. I replaced the dead Petunias in the flower pot at the end of the driveway wth ornamental Kale and a Mum. One pumpkin sits beside this pot and the other sits beside my tin sunflower. The days are getting shorter, so its not light enough this morning to take a picture.
One early morning recently we opened the kitchen windows and it was down right chilly for about an hour. Of course, then we had to close up those windows and let the air conditioning work its magic on the end of summer weather in the South!
Pumpkin spice and other Fall scented candles are on sale every where.
Last week the farm workers dug all the sweet potatoes surrounding our home. We "gleaned" these after the workers finished their harvesting!
I am finding myself cooking more cooler weather type foods, such as soups, chili, and stews. Most recently I made Ernest T. Bass's Chicken Thief Stew. I will make clam chowder this weekend, if we aren't having too much of a heat wave.
Have a nice Late Summer day!