There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect in the
feelings, as now in October.
Once again the steady sun shone brilliantly all day long. We did a bit of garden cleanup this afternoon, and the lawns are freshly mown, an activity that fills the air with the sweet smell of cut grass.
I noticed a new cafe au lait dahlia flower opening, and snapped a quick photo. This spectacular plant blooms late in the summer, and is a bit stingy with her blossoms, but all is forgiven when I cut one of the creamy beauties to bring into the house.
On the recommendation of one of our daughters, I made a salad with sliced garden tomatoes, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, some crumbled blue cheese, and a scattering of green onion. So simple and so delicious. There is absolutely nothing to match the flavour of a sun-ripened tomato, is there?
With our lingering warm days, the garden is still producing tomatoes, and I've planted lettuce and kale for later. A few carrots are still in the ground, and green onions.
L. M. Montgomery
Although the days are warm, and we open up the windows to let cool breezes flow through during the afternoon, by the time the sun goes down around 7 pm, we close up the house once again, other than the bedroom window which stays open all night. I feel like we have the best of everything just now between the warm golden days and the cool nights that are so beneficial to good sleep.
Sunday blessings to you all.