Have a seat while I show you what's happening in my gardens right now.
The view from the kitchen changes by the day. There aren't many leaves left on the maple tree.
Teddy will join us.
This is where the leaves are now.
Time for mulching.
The beauty berries are........beauties!
Suddenly lots of these mushrooms appeared.
They almost grow before your eyes.
The hosta leaves are all changing color.
The pumpkins and mums are covered with leaves.
The mums are changing color too.
The fennel is still growing.
Next summer I am going to spend a lot of time looking at these pics and dreaming of fall.
Looking up into one of the maples.
It's also time to get the leaf press out.
The Japanese Maples put on quite a show.
Some turn yellow while others turn red.
The ponds have been shut down for the year.
The giant Weeping Beech is turning golden.
Some hostas have already died back.
These trees are my favorite. Bald Cyprus.
The leaves on the Chestnut Hydrangeas are turning burgundy.
Another Japanese Maple.
The stream is dry and covered with leaves.
The ponds are full of leaves.
Clean up time in the gardens.
A very strange melting mushroom.
Many of the trees are almost bare.
A view up the path.
A pomegranate on a bale of hay.
A closeup of a Japanese Maple leaf.
This looks like an accident waiting to happen.
*****And finally.....the winner of the Halloween giveaway is.....Jules@MooncatFarms. Congrats!!!! It is wrapped and ready to go! Send your info to me!!!
*****Also, don't forget...on Halloween I will be giving another basket away on Mrs. B's. Just click the button on the sidebar to enter.
RECIPES: For those that asked:
Vanilla Recipe: Scrape 6 vanilla beans and add the seeds and the scraped beans to one bottle of bourbon. Shake the bottle occasionally and it should be ready to use in about 2 months.
Aussie Sausage Rolls: roll out sheets of puff pastry and cut them into sections apporox. 4x6. Spread a bit of dijon mustard on them and sprinkle with dry sage stuffing mix. Roll out a log of sage flavored breakfast sausage and place it down the middle. Roll the puff pastry around the sausage pressing to seal it. Brush with raw egg and bake at 400 degrees for approx. 25 minutes until golden brown.
2 c. granulated sugar
1 c. lt. corn syrup
1/2 c. cinnamon candies
1/2 c. hot water
Push twigs into the apples. Add sugar, water and corn syrup in a heavy pot on the stove top. Heat to 250 on a candy thermometer. Add the cinnamon candies and stir. Keep cooking until the temp. reaches 285. Swirl the apples to coat and stand them on a cookie sheet that has been oiled.
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