Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday Morning

It is misty and gray here in our little corner of the world, the foothills of the Cascades. When the clouds settle into the folds of the hills, we are given a different perspective. The hills and trees are outlined in a way not apparent when the sun is shining brightly. The view is ever changing, minute by minute. Our view is limited, our little world becomes smaller. We are able to focus more on the details.

This time of year we gradually move inside to attend to the details of being cozy and warm. We spend more time looking out windows rather than being outside. Soon, Hubby and I will dismantle our little canopy room on the deck. High winds during the winter make it impossible to keep it in place. But we will leave it up just a little while longer. It is a nice place to have a hot cup of coffee or tea during the frequent Autumn rains.

When we do venture out, it is with a nice warm sweater or jacket. Hubby has been keeping the wood box full and the fire burning.

Nothing feels cozier than a nice warm fire after an afternoon of yard work and wood splitting.

Hubby has been stacking his enormous pile of firewood. He is getting a late start because of a pulled shoulder. He is feeling much better now and will be spending all of his 'thinking time' at his wood pile for the next few weeks. We go through about 8 cords a year.

I have been doing a lot more cooking and baking. On weekends I try to bake at least one special treat for Hubby. He works so hard. On Sunday morning I treated him to this blueberry lemon coffee cake. I promise to post the recipe this week. He loved it and had a second helping.

I also made this delicious pear, feta and bacon pizza for dinner. I have already posted this recipe, if you would like to make it yourself. It is perfect for a fall weekend.

But now the weekend is over and Hubby has gone out the door, headed to work. It's time for me to do some housework after a weekend of shopping, yard work, and cooking. It looks like we are in for a long stretch of cool and wet weather. A perfect time to stay indoors and make things cozy. I hope you are having a cozy fall, too.

1 comment:

  1. Oh your house looks so very cosy, and it must smell divine as well with all your cooking and baking. I love the photo of the view to the misty foothills. You're so right to point out how we can see things differently under different conditions.


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