Sometimes I wish it didn’t take me quite so long to be resigned to the end of the gardening season. It’s only mid-October and I am already longing for spring. Yes, spring. I’d like to zoom right by winter and be watching my spring bulbs flower.
It seems as if each October, a niggling sense of impending doom comes creeping over me. I suppose it isn’t tough to figure out why that is.
Besides shortened days, frost-laden mornings and less time spent outdoors, memories of mid-winter blizzards and long cold snaps come careening into my consciousness with a clarity that is just plain irritating. At the same time, my summertime memories have receded in a distant and hazy glow.
Well, the only way to counteract these feelings of doom, I decided, is to partake of some of my favourite things. With the sun shining this morning, I had an unexpected surprise when I walked in the back garden. There I found this Anemone coronaria (pictured above), blooming amid the fallen leaves.
Besides flowers, chocolate ranks right up there in my list of favourite things. No doubt that’s pretty obvious from the look on my face in this photograph.
I was glad that my friend Rox, had his camera along at lunch today since this dessert was well worth remembering. Oh yes, it was scrumptious and, as Rox commented, I looked as if I was praying over the chocolate mousse bombe with raspberry sauce.
If we hadn’t been so busy talking and eating, we might have thought to take a photograph of the tourtière and the land chowder, both of which were also wonderful. I also ordered fries and enjoyed every one of them.
Another unexpected surprise, which has fast become a favourite, is my new muslin tote.
Soon after I wrote a post about a muslin tote bag swap here, I received a lovely-wrapped package from Trish. As you can see from photographs of my tote and from Trish’s blog, Sweet Nellie, she is an incredibly talented person.
I am thoroughly enjoying my tote because it is a perfect size to cart along my usual things and goes well with most everything in my wardrobe. No surprise there…
It is perfect for carrying music, which means that I will be using it again tomorrow as I’m off to both fiddle group and a lesson. That’s something else to be cheered about.
Happy weekend everyone!