Sunday Chat – Turkey Trot, Christmas Reading and Happy Mail

It has been a fun holiday weekend. Thursday was football and food, chatting with friends online and on the phone. Friday brought out the sappy little Christmas movies, leading off with Miracle on 34th Street as I packed up all the autumn and Thanksgiving decor, and brought out the Christmas boxes. I pulled my table …

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Sunday Chat – Garden, Birds, Books & QOV

Last week I showed you my Thanksgiving cactus, and it continued to put out more blooms. Several more golden yellow ones appeared, along with many more pink and red. These flowers are just so interesting in their forms. Here's a look at the underside. I do marvel at the intensity of the colors. Near the …

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Glorious Autumn Color and Wildlife

We are having a wonderful year for Autumn color this year. The oranges and reds finally came to a peak right at the end of October. The colors were so vibrant, that I couldn't stop taking pictures of our forest. My Aussie and Kiwi buddies were asking for some photos on a Zoom call a …

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Autumn Jubilee – Oktoberfest and the Garden

Autumn in this part of our beautiful country brings color to the trees, and lots of opportunities to drive curvy roads with friends. It also means the last of the garden harvest, and some clean up to do. October brings a fun day to have a bunch of German cars go on a drive and …

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Autumn In the Mountains Car Show

Saturday was our British Car Club's annual show, Autumn In The Mountains. There were close to 250 cars on the show field! British and other European cars were shown on a beautiful day with the temperature in the mid-70s (around 23ºC) and partly cloudy skies. My Sweet Babboo was there early working to park the …

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September In the Garden

Even though the garden is winding down, we still have a bunch of tomatoes ripening daily. The vines are looking a bit ragged, with some dead leaves and branches, and I need to clean them up a bit. But the tomatoes themselves don't seem to mind. I still have several more clusters of grape tomatoes, …

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More Fun at the Mountain State Fair

More surprises were in store as I went back to the fair again on Friday and Saturday. This little beaded Christmas ornament was one of those last minute ideas that I put together the day before the entry turn-in day. It is difficult to see, as most of the beads are clear. It has a …

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Playing at the NC Mountain State Fair

It has been a great time at the fair this year so far. I've been to the fair twice now, both times to find entries in the competitions, and to compete in two cooking contests. Those of you who are in my Friends of From My Carolina Home facebook group, and who follow me on …

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Gardening and Cooking

I am happy it is September, and I know fall is coming because my toad lily is preparing to bloom. These buds are growing larger, and cascade down the leaf fronds. I have three pots of toad lilies in a three tiered stand. There are going to be a lot of blooms this year. The …

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Fun in Blowing Rock

It has been a fun few days with our car club at a multi-day event called Appalachian Adventure, running around the higher mountains of Ashe county. Settle in for a long and picture heavy post today! We've been enjoying time with new friends on planned drives, having some great food at several dinners, a concours …

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