Thursday, September 29, 2011

Seizing the Day


Tis the season for apples. Via Pinterest I found this recipe for an Apple Upside-Down Cake. I made it last night for dinner, and took a picture, using a flash, which means it's not the greatest photo. The cake was good, not spectacular, but good, slightly spicy, juicy with apples. The sauce definitely made it. Here's a link to the King Arthur Flour site where the recipe originated.


I recently won a giveaway at the Hostess of the Humble Bungalow. It arrived yesterday, prettily packaged and accompanied by a lovely card.


As I contemplate going back to work, this book will definitely be useful. Time to ditch my usual uniform of jeans/cords plus knit top plus sweater/vest. Thank you, Hostess!


As I turned on my computer this morning, I glanced out the window and saw the lovely play of morning light on the Virginia Creeper outside my window. I enjoyed it for a few seconds, then sat down and looked at the screen.


The colours, shadows and textures drew me back, so I seized my camera and went outside (brrr) so that I could share this beauty with you. 

What's beautiful in your world today?

9 comments:

Judy said...

Love that Virginia Creeper in fall! I pinned that same recipe at Pinterest...but haven't given it a trial run yet. Looks yummy!

Pondside said...

I'm still resisting pinterest, but when bloggers like you and Judy refer to it, I find it increasingly more difficult to stay away.
What's beautiful in my world? Well, I'm in Vancouver today, and about to step out to the Art Gallery, so I know I'm going to see lots of beautiful works.

Pet said...

I've checked on the King Arthur Flour site and I must say that the cake looks irresistible !
Thanks for the tip.

Carole Reid said...

Apples, book, and autumn colours....you have seized the day all right!

Vee said...

Only the rain and no electricity for most of the day. I far prefer your apple cake upside down or rightside up makes no difference to me and the lovely red leaves.

(I have a theory about trying all the new recipes I find in Blogdom. If they don't pass muster, if they are not top notch or out of this world, I just tear them up and to the circular file they go. All recipes get a rating system, but the less than wonderful are not to be messed with again. I feel the same way about a mediocre book. There are too many wonderful books in this world to mess with an average one.)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I like the colors of your Virginia Creeper ..very autumn like.
Apple cake is also perfect for autumn...I'm sure this one taste delcious.

Sheila said...

Hello Lorrie - I love the photos of the Virginia Creeper. Best of luck in your job search. Have a wonderful day!

Susanne said...

Wish we had those colors here, just a little bit of green and a lot of brown! And still hot!

Love the thankfulness rocks!
Susanne.

Barbara said...

Yummy, yummy. I have been making Belgium Apple Cake.

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