last days of October

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 – Filed under: autumn,leaves,maple leaf,nature,trees ::

And just like that, it’s almost November. Around here, the trees so kindly stagger their leaf dropping so that there are still plenty left to enjoy as they scatter the forest floor. I’m trying to soak it all in – Vitamin D, last remaining warm sun, intense colors… and store it to use in the longest part of the winter…


Tuesday, October 12, 2010 – Filed under: autumn,fall,leaves,maple leaf,nature,thanksgiving ::

So much to be thankful for.

Not in the least the splendor of autumn in Ottawa.

And the health and happiness of my loves.

Happy thanksgiving, fellow Canucks!

autumn celebration for the senses

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 – Filed under: apple galette,home decor,maple leaf,orange,pottery,recipes,red,senses ::

This time of the year is so full of feasts for all the senses… the visual beauty of the changing leaves (absolulely impossible to accurately capture on film I think), the aromatic apples and squashes cooking up, the drying flowers and herbs, the garlic planting for next year…

Here is the middle of our dining room table right now.

In a bowl sit the waxed leaves we did from this wonderful tutorial…

Next to it the beautiful red poppy bowl from MarciG

And the tiny orange owl candleholder from her mother, Lee from OneClayBead

And a handmade leaf and tissue paper candle lantern to shed warm, auburn light on our evening meals.

Oh, and this scrumptious rustic apple galette – you can find the recipe here.

What are your own fall favorites?