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. 


12 comments:

  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

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  2. A Cora day sounds wonderful!

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

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

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  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...

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  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.

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  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."

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  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!

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  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!

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  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!

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  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!

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

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