23 September 2015

Blessed Mabon

Hello Autumn, I'm so glad you're here!  I hope you are all having a wonderful Equinox, be it Autumn here or Spring for those on the other side of world.  I'm so glad that Autumn is here and I can enjoy spending time out of doors.  The heat of summer has said goodbye, mostly, and everything is turning up pumpkins!  :-)

I appreciate your comments on yesterdays post.  It means a lot to me.  I intend to keep coming here and sharing and hopefully you'll keep coming back.  

Since there was nothing to harvest in my own little garden, I went to two farmer's markets today.  First stop was the little one in the town I used to live in, my favorite.  I wasn't planning to purchase anything but ended up with a nice bunch of green beans and those four cute little white pumpkins on my mantle (first photo).  At the second market I found a couple of small pretty mums, and some pansies, plus more pumpkins.  If you hadn't noticed, I'm a bit of a pumpkin nut.  I tried growing my own a few years ago and but it was a big bust.  I've only grown one pumpkin successfully in all my growing years.  But that's okay.  So long as someone out there is growing them, I'll be buying them.  

Tonight's sunset was just stunning.  I really wish my photos were better.  It started out orange-y and turned sort of cotton candy pink. So pretty!

I haven't worked on my shrug in a few days, but I'm quite pleased with my progress.  I had to frog it twice.  The first time I realized that I'd somehow knit up the edging incorrectly.  Once I fixed that and was starting on the main part, I discovered somewhere at the beginning I'd added an extra stitch. So, rip, rip, rip again.  Now I've got the hang of it though and am moving along.  The next four days call for cold and rain, weather-wise, so knitting may be just the thing.  And soup.  I'm going to try this one that I've seen both Alicia and Amanda talk about.

How's the weather in your neck of the woods?  Is autumn making an appearance?

thanks for stopping by, 


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, isn't autumn the BEST? Mabon blessings to you!

Ms Misantropia said...

I love your mantle, very autumnal and peaceful. I will start my Halloween decorating this weekend, I need me a pick-me-up :)
Happy Equinox/Mabon!

Incipient Wings said...

Wonderful post Laura!
It's been warm warm here
But that's to be expected in az.
Your mantle looks very cozy.
Wow, knitting sounds like you need plenty of patience.. Can't wait to see the finished shrug:-)
Hope the soup was yummy.

mxtodis123 said...

You took some really awesome photos. Love this time of the year. Sitting here now admiring a scented candle...Caramel Pecan Pie. Smells so like the season.

Magic Love Crow said...

Gorgeous post ;o) It's nice and cool here ;o) Mabon Blessings ;o)