~"I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn." ~Henry David Thoreau

~Glad Tidings. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. Do help yourself to a cup of tea and stay a while.~

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

~October In New England~

"There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on
the feelings, as now in October."
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Merry October To Thee.  Tis a fog laden Tuesday Morn' here in Vermont as the beautiful, crisp month of October begins.  We've geese making their way south, leaves of golden, orange & red surround us, smoke billows from chimney's far & wide
, apples grow juicy, pumpkins ripen, corn drys,  acorns drop, and sunflowers blossom, as soup simmers and bread rises.  OH, how I LOVE this time of year!!

IN THE HARVEST STUDIO.....Black cats and wee witches, wise owls and black pumpkins, brown bears and wee mousers are all slowly but surely coming to life as I prepare for next weeks web show.

IN THE HARVEST KITCHEN............Italian Chicken Soup & homemade rolls for dinner on this first lovely day of October.

Wishing you the merriest of days. :)Doreen


Joyce Mayer said...

Merry October, Doreen.

Hugs to you and Young Oliver.

Melissa said...

I just love this time of the year too :-) All the warmth and coziness of home.. Italian Chicken Soup sounds heavenly!!! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Melissa

Kathy said...

I am visiting Vermont next week. First time ever there and coming from California. If you had just one day to go to Vermont, where would you go? I'd love your input. PS I'm a quilter.

Judi Hunziker said...

Happy Fall Doreen from your friend in Northern Vermont. We have been busy harvesting apples and making cider.

Kathy, You might enjoy visiting the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont. You can google it to find out more information.

Doreen said...

Hello ladies. Thank you all for stopping by.

Kathy. I would also suggest Woodstock, VT AND a visit to Billings Farm. MY personal favorite places :).

Hello Judi..I LOVE Shelburne..such a beautiful place :)

Kathy said...

Thanks for the ideas. We will be going to Shelburne which I am so excited about, and think we will take you up on Woodstock. Is the prettier route to Woodstock down the 100 or 89? I am making this trip with a quilting friend so we will be two crazy women driving through Vermont, with our husbands' blessings, but I don't want to find myself lost somewhere! Thanks for any info!