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Goodbye October

October packed her bags and waved goodbye today.

Now our thoughts turn from Jack-O-Lanterns to pumpkin pie.

Maybe the Pumpkin Spice Latte is more your thing. I myself have never partaken of this particular treat. I enjoy a good mocha coffee concoction now and again, but for the most part I prefer my coffee black. And strong. Chemo temporarily got in the way of my friendship with coffee, but now that my taste buds have returned to normal, our relationship is repaired. I might even venture out and try one of those pumpkin versions, or at least try to whip up the Pumpkin Spice Creamer from 1 Mom’s Mission.

In a day or two I might just have the urge to take a knife to this pumpkin and whip up some sort of nutritious recipe. Maybe pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread or even pumpkin pasta. The possibilities are endless.

Until then I’ll just enjoy its Cinderella’s carriage shape and the colorful contrast it provides for my Purple Hyacinth Beans.

So long October.

See you next year.

Blessings,

6 Comments

  1. Posted 1 Nov ’11 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    thank you, thank you, thank you…i love pumpkin everything — almost as much as i love spinach, hahaha!! pictures are great but as always your words are like magic!! peace.

    • Posted 2 Nov ’11 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

      I am sad to report that Halloween mischief makers made off with my pumpkin in the night, so there will be no culinary delights from that particular pumpkin. Thanks for stopping in Cathie!

  2. Posted 16 Dec ’11 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    I have a package of purple hyacinth seeds. I really need to plant them. Yours are lovely!

    • Posted 18 Dec ’11 at 8:06 am | Permalink

      Jammie,
      Plant them once and you will be forever glad. I bought me seeds years ago, now I harvest them in the fall and have plenty to plant every spring. Or better yet, my usual method of gardening is to let the new plants come up on lots of crazy places where the seeds have fallen the year before!
      One thing to keep in mind is that the higher they can climb, the happier they seem to be. The color of the blooms is one of the most beautiful colors on the planet, but the leaves are beautiful as well. That packet of seeds I bought years ago was a great investment in my gardening happiness!
      Love you,
      Laura

  3. Posted 10 Jan ’12 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Well that settles it. I will plant them, but I’m saving one back just in case I fail (my gardening is less than stellar), because the seeds themselves are just so pretty! I understand about letting them re-seed. I once planted Salvia and each spring it pops up and surprises me with its beauty in new and different places since I let it re-seed freely. (read that as, too lazy or forgot to collect the seeds). :-)

  4. Posted 12 Oct ’16 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    Take a look at the most recent new films coming soon to theaters & video video games
    to come to market.

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