Frost & Flowers

Happy Sunday everyone!  Hope your weekend is going well.

I worked diligently on Patience’s Christmas outfit yesterday and only have to make the tights before it is ready for photo taking.  Yay!  Next, is a Christmas outfit for Patsy.  (See, she is getting some attention!)  I think after that I will make something for Amelia Thimble.  Sorry, no doll photos today.

Last Friday was my anniversary.  I woke up to this bouquet of roses from my husband.  There were 5 or 6 different fall-ish colors and types in the vase, so pretty, and they smelled wonderful all day while I worked.  My husband and I enjoyed dinner together.  We had sweet potato chili and cornbread.  The chili was cooking in the slow cooker all day, so the house smelled yummy.  I put a little cinnamon in my chili, just half a teaspoon, but it sure makes the house smell nice.

anniversary roses 659We had our first frosts yesterday morning and this morning.  This morning’s frost seemed heavier than yesterday’s.  The icy grass looks so white, like snow, and it is sooo cold.  I guess it is time for cold weather since October is more than half over already.

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frost roses 728As for the melons, these tiny ones got hit with frost.  I did pick the two largest last week, one was a cantaloupe and the other was a honeydew.  (They were seedlings that sprouted from store bought fruit in our compost pile.)  The fruit was ripe, but quite flavorless and almost bitter.  My brown thumb lives on!

frost melons 729Bye for now and thanks for reading.

20 thoughts on “Frost & Flowers

  1. Sonia

    Cindy, your photos are wonderful! The colors of the roses are so pretty! Sweet potato chili and cornbread, yummy! Jack Frost has not come too much around here, yet. It was 20 degrees C here yesterday and was very sunny and warm. Today, another warm, sunny day.
    Your frost bitten leaves look like they are sugar coated and look pretty, too.

    I wish you and your Husband a Happy Anniversary and a Happy, rest of the year!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Sonia,
      Thank you. I hope Jack Frost stays away from you and you can continue to enjoy weeks of sunny and warm weather. What makes me the saddest about his visit is that he kills all of the flowers. What a meanie! lol

      Thanks for the anniversary wishes.

  2. Catherine

    Happy birthday with a few days late! Your roses are beautiful and your dinner looked delicious!
    A melon and a pumpkin have also grown in our composter this year!
    These frost pictures are superb!
    Have a good day!
    Best regards!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Catherine,
      I couldn’t figure out why both you and the other Catherine from France both thought it was my birthday. My daughter said that anniversary in French means birthday. My husband and I had our anniversaire de mariage. LOL! Funny!
      Thank you for the happy wishes!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      So, funny! Both you and Catherine (in the comment above) though it was my birthday. My daughter said that anniversary is like anniversaire in French and that means birthday. My husband and I had our anniversaire de mariage.
      Thank you for the happy wishes and sweet comments on my photos. I did have a very nice Sunday. Hope you did too.

  3. Joy

    Well, at least your melons were pretty to watch on the vine. Sometimes, those coming from random seed may not be the same as the parent. Next year try come seed from a named variety, and I bet you will have good luck.
    And I’m making turkey chili today. Always with cornbread and I think we need some gingerbread here too. Must be fall even though it has been in the 80’s.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Joy,
      Yes, I enjoyed watching them grow; the vines were pretty. Thanks for the seed advice. I’ll remember that.

      I hope your turkey chili and cornbread was yummy. Oh, and gingerbread too, dessert is my favorite part of the meal. Fall flavors are the best, aren’t they?

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Regina,
      Thank you. My husband always picks such nice flowers out for me. I started knitting Patsy’s mohair sweater tonight. She is so excited too.

  4. Jeanne

    Happy anniversary Cindy,
    Your hubby picked a beautiful bouquet of flowers for you! They are so pretty all mixed together like that. I can’t believe frost came your way yesterday! It was as beautiful of a day as I’ve ever seen here in Springfield MO., yesterday and today too.
    Your sweet potato chili sounds wonderful….maybe you can share the recipe some time?????
    I don’t think I have ever heard of that before.
    We are having a good time and still 3 more days to go…
    Happy anniversary Cindy! I hope your day was very special!
    Blessings, Jeanne

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Thank you for the anniversary wishes, Jeanne. I don’t know where the years are going, but they are adding up pretty quickly. I still feel like our wedding day was a few years ago, although once I look in the mirror it is obvious it wasn’t. LOL
      Next time I make the chili I will take a photo and write the recipe down. Like everything I make it is changed from the original. I cannot follow a pattern or a recipe if my life depended on it; I always need to add or take away something.
      Glad you are enjoying your getaway with the girls and thank you for commenting!

  5. Judi Owen

    Happy Anniversary, Cindy. Beautiful flowers, I can almost smell them so pretty. I to, have a brown thumb. Some plants I just cannot get to grow. Irises I can do.
    Have a great day!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Judi and thank you for the anniversary wishes. I tried bearded irises once, but they didn’t come back the following year. You are doing great if you can grow those. They sure are beautiful with all of their different color combinations.

  6. Pennie

    Beautiful roses and photos! I love your photos you share each blog. I have never heard of sweet potato chili…sounds yummy. I’m going to have to google that and see what comes up if you don’t post that recipe LOL

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Pennie,
      So happy you enjoy my photos! I promise to share my recipe. It will be the published one I started with and then my edited version. I always have to add my two cents to everything. LOL

  7. Wanda

    Happy belated anniversary wishes to you and your husband. The flowers he gave you were beautiful. The sweet potato chili sounds so yummy. And your photography is always a joy to view.


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