Wednesday, October 26, 2022

October Daily 26:


Hawthorne berries are a bright spot in the landscape. I just learned that they are edible, but I've never tried them, have you? 

Little Cora spent the day with me today, and we enjoyed a walk around a duck pond, picked a few very late blackberries, and played in the playground. Her turquoise boots have sparkles and light up when she stomps, so she enjoys wearing them very much. 

I stitched up some felt play food for the girls - donuts and strawberries. They were fun to make. 

The blooms in the garden are becoming scarcer, but I found enough to fill a small vase. Allium heads were falling over, so I cut a couple of them, too. 

More rain is headed our way in the next few days. Atmospheric rivers the weather people say, but not as severe as last year's. 


  1. Like you I am determined to make vases of flowers with what’s left in the garden. I didn’t know about hawthorn berries either. I wonder if you could make jelly? They might be a bit like rosehips. Love Cora’s boots :) B x

  2. A Cora day sounds wonderful!

  3. Sweet Cora. What fun that the boots light up!

  4. The play food is adorable! We don't have berries growing around here, not cold enough, I wish we did.

  5. Lorrie, before October gets away from me completely, I want to thank you for the daily posts filled with beautiful photos, quotes, and thoughts. I have enjoyed the gentle descriptions of homekeeping and the times shared with your grands. The walks you take with Tim are special, too. It's a lovely sharing of your life. Oh and those students who thanked you for being their teacher—a true blessing.

    A good weekend to you...

  6. Barbara W.8:09 AM

    I, too, have enjoyed all your posts during 2022 as a new retiree living in California. You are blessed with family, trips, flowers and hopefully rain (which so many parts of the world desperately need). The felt donuts & strawberries are adorable & will bring many hours of play for those little girls. I am mostly a cross stitcher, but have dabbled in many crafts over the years. Wishing you and yours a lovely Fall and and holiday season Lorrie.

  7. What a Sweetie and love her sparkly boots!!!! A girl always can use some sparkle!

    Atmospheric rivers! That sounds ominous...

    "Hark! The wind is rising,
    And the air is full of leaves.
    We've had our summer evenings.
    Now, for October Eves."

  8. Little Cora is just darling! I'm sure she is a wonderful companion for a day. The donuts and strawberries are so cute!
    I've fallen off the wagon with daily posting for October, but will try to finish up strong!

  9. I know my Cora would love your Cora's outfit and the turquoise boots with sparkles! But you certainly take grandmothering up a notch with your doughnuts and strawberries. Lucky little girls!

  10. She really is photogenic and adorable! I love berries and have a sprig of them on my coffee table with some pinecones. I don't really know what is good or not though so I handle with care. Enjoy your afternoon!

  11. What a cutie! I used to have a felt board for our girls. I used in when I taught JK. It's gone now!

  12. cute Cora! I would love the same boots 😆. Your craft is beautifully done!


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