Tuesday, August 15, 2017
A Touch of Fall is in the Air
I love Fall. I think it is my favorite time of the year. The crisp and cool air in the morning and being able to sleep with the windows open to let the cooler night air in are so healing to me. Glorious ever changing colors on the leaves is something that I look forward to each year. It is always a time of really giving thanks to God above for the beauty that He has created for us all.
This morning I was given a wonderful gift with an early glimpse of Fall. I knew last night when the air was much cooler than previous nights and I had to put on a long sleeved pajama gown that I was in for a treat this morning. It was 48F when I got up around 6:30a.m. after some whining from Caesar to be let outside. I wrapped myself up in a fuzzy robe, put on some nice warm house slippers and got the coffee going. Once the coffee was made, I put in in a thermal cup, got the water going on the gardens and the settled in on the back porch to enjoy said coffee.
A day like this just calls for a warm and comforting dinner does it not? I pulled some cooked rice and some chicken and green chili tamales out of the freezer. I'll make Mexican rice with the rice by just adding some tomatoes and seasonings to it. We'll have a nice green salad with it it too. It will be quick, easy and so yummy!
Doofy cat followed me to the front door when I went out to do the watering and seemed very happy to see the sun streaming in through the glass in the storm door. He is a cat that loves heat so I left the big front door open so that he could bask in the warmth coming through the storm door. He is one very contented kitty right now.
Caesar is also enjoying the cooler weather this morning. He is happily walking around the back yard eating grass and raspberries, visiting with his doggy friends and taking breaks to lay down in the sun and catch a few zzzzzz's. Oh the life of a spoiled dog!
I'm debating with myself as to what to do today. I think I will pick some Summer apples from our tree and if I have enough energy after that I may take Caesar for a short walk past the apple orchard here in town and see how the apples and pears are coming along there and look for any leaves that may be starting to turn colors with our much cooler nights. That just sounds like a wonderful way to spend my day.