Rainbows and Pot Pies etc. Slice of Life : Late October

It is hard to believe that I’ll need to cut the grass again this late in October, but we had quite a bit of rain on Monday and Monday night.  The grass looks as if it grew several inches due to that.

Cooler temperatures followed.

Tuesday found me in the kitchen making chicken pots pies for a friend of my youngest son. His dad had died in a motorcycle accident on Sunday :(

LILY was at the groomers while I was cooking , but the two boys, Jugsy and Koopa, didn’t mind at all.  They didn’t have to share chicken skins and scraps with her!  This friend loves my pot pies and always asks when I am going to make one. In this case it was love & sympathy pies.

The recipe is HERE .   ( Years ago a co-worker and I had tried out several pot pie recipes. Some were quite difficult and prolonged. I came across this one and it is easy and always turns out great.) 

Prior to this cooler weather moving in, the evenings were still quite warm. My son’s pit bull loves to jump. He jumps at a branch 7 feet high in the air on my crabapple tree and oftentimes reaches it. Here is a night shot of him returning to me on the porch after a jumping spree :

He’s just pure muscle, yet in this house, the tiny little cat is the boss of him :)

My flowers were still blooming, and in my previous post I showed a coneflower coming in to bloom. Here she is in full bloom and probably the last new bloom of the season.

YET these coneflowers are so interesting and here is what they ‘morph’ in to :


Meanwhile a blogger friend had recommended a Maggie Hope mystery series and when I went to my little library in search of that ( they had ONE ) I saw Amy Tan’s memoir, ” Where the Past Begins” on the New Releases shelf.

I am not sure if you have read Amy Tan, but I recall loving the “Joy Luck Club” years ago and later on, some of her other books.

I could not put that memoir down! Finished it within 2-3 days.

For most of the summer after this or that rain or storm, I’d watch for a rainbow. None!

On Tuesday October 24 just about everyone in my area was entranced by a large rainbow after a small rainshower. It was very bright and clear and lasted for a long time. There was actually a double rainbow but that portion was fading out when I grabbed my camera for a few shots.

It was such a nice early evening surprise :)

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13 Responses to Rainbows and Pot Pies etc. Slice of Life : Late October

  1. Karen says:

    still cutting grass! it has been so dry here I thought I would need to cut grass but it will all be mulching fall leaves instead – I like to do that with the mower even though it gets so dusty out there, then I rake the chopped up leaves to use for the garden – the bag on the mower never worked well so always rake them instead.
    sorry your son’s friend lost his father – so tough, I know your son is still dealing with that himself.

  2. something rosemade says:

    What a lovely post to read this morning. You are a good friend for making chicken pot pies for your friend. I checked out the recipe and was surprised that there is no crust on the bottom. I may try it but for now Marie Callender’s are pretty good. Thanks for the shout out on Amy Tan’s latest book; I’ve read everyone of her books but did not know about the latest. This is definitely going on my reading list. Thanks for sharing, love your Pitties and Miss Lily.

  3. I haven’t seen a rainbow in ages. And I’ve NEVER seen a cone flower like that! Gorgeous! I’ve never made pot pies either but it sounds delicious. The heat is on now, but supposed to be in the eighties today. Weird weather!

  4. Eileen says:

    Hello, I am sure your pot pies are delicious. They look yummy. The rainbow is beautiful, lovely sight to see. Hubby just cut the grass, I do not think he wants to do it again this season. The dogs are adorable and your flowers look lovely. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  5. BillieBee says:

    My little kitty chases my daughter’s big dog back to his box.

  6. Joyce says:

    It rained here for three solid days in a row. Kind of nice, though. I just cocooned inside and got some cleaning done. I should have looked out for a rainbow after it stopped.
    I read “The Joy Luck Club” years ago and was delighted with its cute humor – a story about a lady’s eccentric mom, as I recall?
    Koopa is beautiful, and that b/w treatment does him justice!

  7. Oh my gosh, Deb, those rainbow shots are spectacular!!! Some of the best I’ve ever seen! Nice to stop in here again and see what’s going on in your world – I’ve missed catching up with you!!

  8. Kyle says:

    Rainbows and chicken pot pies are a lovely and delicious combo. I’m going to check out your recipe. It’s the perfect comfort food. And I’m sure your son’s friend will find comfort from them too.

  9. Judy Miller says:

    I had the last lawn mow Monday. Now with all the rain and the frost expected tonight, I imagine most of the Maple tree leaves will fall and can be cleaned up next Monday. Then..we await winter.

  10. barb says:

    mmmm pot pies! they look delicious.
    wonderful rainbows. I’m so so happy it is raining again today. I have bulbs to plant and it was too hard before the rain.

  11. val says:

    Hi Deb!! I’m hoping this was my last week to mow too. :) :) Leaves changing quickly here…loving the change of season. Thanks for sharing that beautiful rainbow with us. :)

  12. Grandma Kc says:

    The rainbows are beautiful — can’t believe you’re going to have to mow again! Hoping you get nothing but mild temps!

  13. I’m very sorry about the reason you’re making the pot pies, but they sure do look delicious. I finished my last day of fall chores today – wahoo. That being said, we are suppose to have rain all next week so I may be mowing again too. :-)

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