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Monday, September 27, 2010

Just a smattering of fallish things....

SUNFLOWERS...
A FALLISH THING....

SMATTERING....a small scattered number or amount.
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Nothing says fall like APPLES...
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Mr. Sweet and I generally go APPLE PICKIN'
at our local apple orchard sometime in September..
whenever they are RIPE for pickin'..
Small apple trees but big-flavored apples...
They are so beautiful, they look FAUX....
ahhhh...but they are the REAL THING..these are from last September..
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This is the cutest little handpainted basket that I picked up at a craft show
several years ago.....
*It's just PERFECT for holding beautiful, red apples..
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A delicious piece of Carmel Apple Pie and...
I'm in LUV....
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I love ya'll so I MUST be honest and say....
I DIDN'T MAKE THIS....
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A friend brought it to my cottage and may I just say...
OH HONEY
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I hope that I am not the ONLY person in the whole wide, entire world
that absolutely LOVES a slice of MELTED cheese on her slice of APPLE PIE....
This is the way my DADDY liked it and anything HE liked, I liked...
and still do.
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I'm tellin' ya true...It is soooo good.
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I generally prefer a slice of SHARP CHEDDAR
but ANY cheese..like this PROVOLONE, will taste good...wonderful...luscious...yummy ...
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TRUST ME on this one....It really is good...TRY IT !
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and why a great CROCK reminds me of FALL....I'm not sure.
UNLESS.....it's the fall grasses used in these photos....;>)

I love this photo...it looks 3-D...
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I went to visit my EAST TEXAS cousin a few years back
and he took me to the MARSHALL POTTERY FACTORY.
OMGosh...
they had some of the most awesome crocks around.
I bought daughter, daughter in law and myself one of these awesome beverage servers.
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Altho we eat soups year 'round, my thoughts start turning to them more often, come September. ......
WHY IS THAT ??
I made a Potato Soup and Hot Water Cornbread for lunch today and IT WAS A GOOD THING!
If you've never made HOT WATER CORNBREAD...please..PLEASE DO......Y.U.M.
This is that plant that starts out green and as it gets closer to FALL, the little flowers start turning PINK and then to a dark orange......YEP....every thing is saying it won't be long until Fall is here, officially...
September 23rd was the FIRST DAY OF FALL...
but...with temps still in the high 80's out here on the PLAINS OF WEST TEXAS, we are still
KNEE DEEP in summer.
I LOVE this stage of the flower...such a luscious shade of PINK...
BUT....

...it won't stop changing until it's almost BROWN...
...and THEN it will be FALL.
AUTUMN JOY.....
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O.....and do you see the little bees ??
They were just swarming all around..that one on the bottom left is just about to fall off, I think.
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I am linking with RUBY TUESDAY
TEMPT MY TUMMY TUESDAY (oops, got the wrong link address)
LOVE, bj

44 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the last flower that turns into a mass of pink blooms! And apples are all around me here in the condo...most of them are faux! heehee! Love your pretty things! ♥

Julie Harward said...

What a fun post. Love the pretty red apples and the pie looks so yummy and I like cheese on it too. Love the crock a lot and the flower plant is very pretty. We are right in the middle of Fall, maybe 1 week or so left of it and then Mr. Winter is back!!! ;D

Brenda Kula said...

Well for some reason a crock reminds me of fall too! Good-looking food at your place, as always.
Brenda

Lisa said...

YUMMYY!!! And so cheerful! I too am so glad it is Fall!
Hugs, Lisa

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

Eventhough Fall means that winter is just around the corner, I still love the colors it brings.
Ruby Tuesday

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I've eaten and made apple pie my whole life and never once put a slice of cheese on it! The next time I will, cheddar:@)
Ok, let's talk... hot water corn bread??? You saving that for Foodie Friday?

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh!! Another SWEET post!! I am ready for a piece of that pie!! And I think that apples and cheese {cheddar is my favorite} go together so well!! Love the crocks and pretty flowers, too!!

You have a new blog design and it looks gorgeous, BJ! Great job!

XO,
Jane

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Remember when Otis spiked the spring water in the crock at the jail on Andy Griffith. Don't you be doin' that Miss BJ, lol
xoxo
Robin

LEfting said...

My Mum used to say:
"Apple pie without cheese
Is like a kiss without a squeeze"!!

bj said...

LEfting...since you don't have a blog, I hope you come by again soon..
Your mama...my kinda woman!!:)

Annesphamily said...

Hot water cornbread! I must try it! My phamily loves soup once fall settles in. Yummy! We have a Montel Williams Living Well blender/juicer and it blends everything so making soup will be a breeze this fall/winter. Ah...
Ilove cheese on apple pie. I prefer sharp cheddar too but must try some different varieties. Hugs Anne

CHERI said...

If you post anymore photos like these, I'm gonna have to stop visiting....they make me want to go in search of FOOD!!! Those apples look like you could just bite right into one! Lovely, lovely photos!

chubskulit said...

I'm starving lol. Great shots!

Ruby Tuesday

Sarah said...

Beautiful images, BJ. I've never heard of hot water cornbread. Love melted cheese on a slice of apple pie. Yum! ~ Sarah

arkie said...

Wonderful fall post! I have loved Marshall pottery for years! Lovely apples! I love to eat almost anything apple and cinnamon.

Shug said...

Oh girl...I love me some Hot water cornbread....I need some right now!

Marshall Pottery...One of my favorite places...

Have a Blessed evening.

Kathleen Grace said...

Right now it's 52 degrees in MI and ssupposed to rain all day. It sure is fun and interesting to hear how different things are in the different parts of the country where our friends live! Carmel apple pie sounds so good, I may have to try to find a recipe!

Theresa said...

I have that same flower and it has been covered with bees... isn't that strange? Love the sunflowers and that painted basket, well I gotta have one or perhaps I'll just paint myself one! Enjoy your day and I am not sure about the cheese on the apple pie, but I trust your good taste that it taste good:)

HUGS!

Janis said...

What great photos. Love the apples and basket...soo cute. The cheese melted on the apple pie sounds delish, I am going to try it. Love the crock also!

Rita said...

Love fall and your pictures are perfect.Great post.
Rtia

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi bj....lovely pictures. They make me dance for joy in my spirit. Don't ya just love Fall?!

Your blog design looks t---errific.

Barb :-)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Up here in "Yankee Land," we have a chunk of Sharp Cheddar Cheese with our Apple Pie. :-)

Never thought of melting a slice, on top! Must try it. :-)

Gentle hugs...

Southern Queen Bee said...

Oh my gosh...I am hungry now. That pie looked so good, what a great friend to make that for you.
CHEESE...really I have never heard of that but I bet it is soooo yummy! Cheese is my weakness. I WILL try that next time I have a slice of apple pie. (The things I learn on blogs.. HEHE)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

If you like caramel apple pie, you have to look at the recipe I posted today! This was a great post. I don't know what hot water cornbread is, it doesn't look like regular cornbread at all!

I love the crocks!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Dear 'BJ,' I am so excited. 'Happy One' left a Comment on my blog, and showed me how to place pics, in my posts. And I did it!

"Happy One," left a comment on this post of my blog.

I followed what she said and I did it!

So I'm asking you to come back over to my blog, scroll through the Comments on this post of my blog. It's the 8th one down. Read!

I already thanked her, on my Comments and on her own. Wheeeeeeeee.... I did it, and it worked.

-happy dance-

Mmmmmmmm, does this call for another celebratory Manhattan with extra cherry juice???????? >,-)

Gentle hugs...

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oooops, I'm so excited. For got to add, how to do this, with New Editor. :-)

Sandra said...

Oh those apples look so crunchy and delish! I wish there was an apple orchard around here. boohoo! Everything is so pretty, Ms BJ!
Blessings,
Sandra

Debbie said...

Love your smatterings BJ..Fall is my favorite. Great pics here.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi BJ!

I always think of Autumn Joy as starting out looking like broccoli -- and I also like the pink stage best, because so do the Monarch butterflies. Love them! The bees? not so much.

How do you make hot water cornbread?

I'm intrigued.

And that caramel apple pie? Oh, be still my heart! I'll skip the cheese,although if I had to use it, it would have to be Vermont cheddar, white and VERY sharp.

Cute post!
Cass

Kathleen said...

Great bev crocks!
You make everything look good!
No cheese on my pie, plain or with ice cream, please.
I love apple picking~

Cherry Chick said...

Seriously...I thought those were fake apples in your first picture..lol. They look so perfect. So does that pie...yum!

Liz said...

Oh BJ! So much cute stuff here...but I didn't get past that pie! :P Yummmmmeeee! So glad that you added some healthy fresh apples to it. That made it breakfast! :)

~Liz

Light and Voices said...

Yummy looking pie....!
Joyce M

LV said...

As usual you treat us to a big assortment of goodies. I would like some of that fresh baked apple pie. I was just by the Marshall Pottery this week. I still have ties in East Texas.

Abramyan Avenue said...

Absolutely beautiful post!!! You should list the recipe for that apple pie. It looks devine. My family jokes that when I do make apple pie I should make 3...one for the family, one for my mom and one for my oldest daughter. My mom and 14 yr old each want their own! Imagine that! And I love those apples. I found a recipe for praline apple bread and have been wanting to try that! Love, love, love your post!!! Thanks for sharing!
-April

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love, love, love these pictures! Delicious and inviting.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Donnie said...

What a great visit to world. I loved everything about it. Outdoor Wednesday lets me visit some of the most beautiful places. Now I want potato soup and your yummy looking cornbread. Wouldn't mind the apple pie too.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh! I love this post, every single thing. So lovely! Thanks so much for sharing it all with us.

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

~~Carol~~ said...

This was truly a mouthwatering post BJ! I love apple anything, and although I've never melted cheese on a piece of pie, I can see where that would be pretty yummy. And I love any kind of soup, but especially potato soup. Ok, I think it's time for some lunch!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Ann said...

Love the fall-apple-pickin post. That pie looks too yummy, I bet it was. Your flowers are pretty too, the pinks are lovely.
Ann

NanE said...

That pie looks yummy but cheese on top??? No way, lol! But I'll take a big ole dollop of whip cream on mine! TFS, Nan

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Loved this post! Your pictures are always great...and that pie looks delicious.I'm going to have to try it with cheese. That's new to me.
Annette

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I finally found those red, red apples...but I still want the WAFFLE! :)
Why...oh why are you not my neighbor! WHAT was God thinking??!! :)
Hugs to you bj!

LindyLouMac said...

Red apples and pink sedum I have in my garden as well at the moment! It is good to meet you I am calling by from Italy on my first Outdoor Wednesday blog hopping around the other entrants and enjoying exploring all these wonderful blogs.