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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