Visiting an Apple Orchard and Quilting

It's been a busy week, beginning last weekend with the Apple Festival. I went to an orchard on Saturday, hoping to get some more great shots for the Agriculture category for the fair. I did get a couple that might work for next year's competition. These are just a few of the varieties of apples …

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It’s Apple Festival Time

Finally, it is September and this Labor Day weekend is the North Carolina Apple Festival in Hendersonville. I am enjoying the weekend, and celebrating the beginning of the fall season. According to the weather guy, meteorological fall begins September 1, even if the true season based on the Autumnal equinox begins September 22. I have …

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Piddling. Just piddling.

Oh, finally, it is September. First day of meteorological Fall. Tomorrow the Apple Festival begins, and I am looking forward to the unofficial start of the autumn season in our small town. On the veranda, I have one last dahlia that has bloomed. It was time to cook the weird squash, the only one that …

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Sunday Chat – Oliver, a new recipe, and a tablescape

Oliver has been getting a bit bolder, coming up to sit on the front mat that says Wipe Your Paws to look into the sliding glass door. Alms for a hungry squirrel? Please, nice lady, is there perhaps a peanut butter sandwich nearby? Now, I ask you, could you resist this face? Well, neither could …

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Sunday Chat – Garden and Football

We had a rare day where the temps were lower last week. Waking up early, it was interesting to see the fog in the valley. The mornings have been cool, but humid lately. In the garden, my one squash is still growing, for now. But it doesn't seem to be getting ripe. Same for the …

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Sunday Garden and a Drive

It has been really hot everywhere, and seems like we will have more days in the 90s this year than ever before. I hate this heat, it just makes me miserable. When it gets above 78 degrees F (25 C), I am ready for it to cool down. I am happiest when the temps are …

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Sunday Chat – Car Club and a bit of Sewing

This week we had a big event to do with our MINI club. MINI Take the States is a nine day driving event where participants drive across multiple states, stopping each evening along the way for fun activities hosted by local cubs. This year the route took them from Burlington, Vermont down to Greenville, South …

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A Fabulous Picnic on a Beautiful Day

This past weekend was an annual event for one of our car clubs, a picnic to welcome new members to the club. My Sweet Babboo and I were in charge of the event, and it has been several months in the planning. It is a potluck event, with the club providing the venue and the …

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Sunday Chat – Wildlife, the Garden and a Gift Basket

Once again, we've had a busy week with yet one more quick trip to Atlanta among appointments and planning a big event that was held yesterday. I'll have more on that for you in a day or so. In the heat this week, my daylilies decided it was time to start their show. I got …

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