a profusion of blue morning glories is startling the back yard with its reminder of heaven on earth.
my daughter adopted just one blossom to bring the glory inside to her mum,
while outside the mums closer to the ground compete for color ~
(this photo hasn't been put through any filters)
and higher up, these brightly contrasting leaves climb this tree,
delighting the view outside my window early every fall.
it's like a celebratory announcement that my boyfriend's back in town
(with his promise soon to be leaving me blissfully cold)
meanwhile, indoors the purple shamrock tenaciously continues
to produce sweet blossoms despite the season.
by the end of the month the cupboard's usually pretty bare.
as a result, we do some of our most creative cooking around here
and find there's always plenty to eat, despite appearances.
more proof of heaven on earth - hidden in plain sight?
(as "unseen" things so frequently are)
last night i whipped up this quick coffee cake,
"simple to make, good to eat," stated the always sensible fanny farmer cookbook.
another gift from my girl - she found a "new" old edition at a rummage sale
and wisely picked it up for a few cents.
we'd been sorely in need of a new one for years, as you can see.
it's been our most used cookbook (now in four or five or six parts!)
but don't think for a moment the new book will send her grandmother book out the door.
how could i ever do that to such a trusted old friend?
happy october from me, more roadside gifts, and all things seen and unseen.