It seems like fall signs are appearing everywhere ....cooler temperatures, shorter days, fall colors and LOTS of pumpkins.
We attended the Savor the Central Coast
event that is sponsored by Sunset
magazine. It is an amazing celebration of harvest. Check out this great idea.
I was told that they go out to the pumpkins in August and carve the names into them. The pumpkins then scar over and this is the result. I think that I will be trying this technique next year.
This is another fabulous idea. Talk about having your salad at your fingertips!! I have a pallet of strawberries growing here, but mine is just sitting on the ground. I may have to elevate mine.
We've been watching little ones lately so there hasn't been much creative sewing going on here, but we have enjoyed the little ones. Their visit included a trip to the pumpkin patch.
|Taking the train to the pumpkin patch.|
|If my cow had that name, I might be a bit worried about riding in it too.|
|Even Grandpa fits!!!|
The last few days we were in Atlanta for business. While there we were able to spend a few hours at the incredible Oakland Cemetery. It is as much a botanical experience as it is a cemetery. I, unfortunately, forgot to bring my camera so these photos are from my camera. I just have a couple of pictures, but this cemetery dates back to the mid 1850s. Among the well known people buried there include Margaret Mitchell (author of Gone With the Wind
) and Bobby Jones, the golfer. The cemetery has sections which include soldiers from the Civil War - both Union and Confederates, buried separately. As a sign of our history, the plots are also divided into the black section, the Jewish section and the pauper section. Known for it's statuary, it was an amazing place to visit.
|Granite obelisk from stone obtained from Stone Mountain - the Mt. Rushmore of the South. This was a tribute to the Civil War soldiers.|
|I think this fellow must have like trees to have his stone as a tree trunk. Interesting!|
|I loved this flower, but I have no idea what it is. It was just gorgeous.|
|I'm thinking something like this might be nice. The cemetery was filled with different family ones.|
We had our first measurable rain yesterday with some wild thunder and lightening to go along with it. We even had a rainbow that arched right over our yard.
|Pot of gold????? Looks close.|
Finally, the winner of my Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop was Barb
of Mountain Quiltworks - selected by Random Number Generator. Congratulations, Barb.