November 01, 2013

Today


Today is a beautiful golden day in the Village. It finally looks and feels like fall. We had terrible rain all day yesterday and high winds so there are leaves every where.


Today this is my view from the studio which is on the front of the house. We live on Maple Street. Can you tell? Would it be rude if I asked people not to park on the street during peak Autumn season so their cars won't interfere with my view? Except Mini Coopers and scooters. Those can park anywhere.


Today I'm being quiet as a mouse because my Sweet Hubby is working from home. I never realize how much I talk to the animals when I'm alone during the week until he works from home. I'm keeping busy pottering around the house and making croutons from a leftover sour dough baguette to go with the Potato Leek Soup that I'm making for dinner. Maybe I should share that recipe next week. I just got done making these pumpkins seeds. Amazing! I'm now considering buying more pumpkins just so I can harvest the seeds.


Today I'm excited to say goodbye to Halloween. Our trick or treating got postponed until tonight because of major storms so all of the decorations are coming down first thing in the morning.


Today I'm looking forward to a weekend filled with dinner with friends, knitting, movies and a project I've been meaning to get to. Happy November!

20 comments:

  1. I love the beautiful leaves out our window too. So vibrant on these dark and cloudy days. We had trick or treating thru all of the rain last night. Surprisingly we had about 260 kids.....we usually have many more. So glad my girls are past that stage. Now they dress up to pass out the candy. Your soup sounds wonderful!

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  2. Your color is so beautiful! We got the rain all day yesterday and the winds this morning. i was afraid when I woke up that the trees would all be bare, but many of the leaves are still intact, so a little more time to enjoy the beauty:>) Your weekend sounds perfect!

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  3. Oh that weather yesterday was awful. The wind and rain sure make for beautiful fall scenery! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. Sounds wonderful. We just adopted a dog today and while my husband works from home, she's following every step I take. :)

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  5. Your view is wonderful and you have every right to ask for Mini Coopers and scooters (preferably Vespas) only :) Have a lovely weekend!

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  6. So pretty, JJ! Your street is dreamy.
    I didn't even get my Halloween decorations out this year. Just went with a general Autumn feel on the porches. I'm forcing myself to keep things fall-ish around here until Thanksgiving even though my thoughts are already turning to Christmas.
    Enjoy your weekend. It sounds perfect!

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  7. Gorgeous slice of November in the Village. We are back up in the 80's here in Southern Cal. Enjoy your evening. I will be doing the same as you tomorrow. I just have to fight the urge to skip right to Christmas décor.

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  8. Yes! Recipes please! For the pumpkin seeds too : )

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  9. Would love to see your recipe for potato leek soup ... sounds yummy.

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  10. Fall looks beautiful in your village. I just posted a fall color post too. Potato leek soup sounds like the perfect dinner for a fall evening.

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  11. It was so fun to see you and your family trick-or-treating! I think you live on the best street! I, too, was snapping pictures of the gorgeous leaves!!!

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  12. "Cute vehicle parking only" ;)

    Our fall color peaked right on Halloween this year -- absolutely beautiful! I'm always the lady that is standing on the sidewalk, just looking around at the foliage.

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  13. Wow those maple trees look so gorgeous! I do miss the fall foliage back in PA too! Sounds like a relaxing weekend too! I am knitting an aghan slowly coming along!

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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  14. Ah, heavenly! Makes me want to drop in for a cup of tea...that'd be ok, right??? Thanks for sharing-am loving the instagram too-I always have good intentions but don't keep mine up like I should. Love seeing your posts pop up more frequently again...thanks for that too!

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  15. What great color! Most of our leaves are now down, but I sure enjoyed them while they were here. I packed up my Halloween and spent today decorating for Thanksgiving. I am surrounded by vintage turkeys and soft sculpture pumpkins. :) I love November days. Have a great week! Kit

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  16. what beautiful trees! and leaves! that soup sounds delicious--please share!

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  17. everything is just gorgeous, including the croutons!

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  18. Beautiful fall color on your street. Just lovely. I hear you about the cars, too! We have neighbors with teenagers and there's always a billion cars all over the street. I don't really mind -- they're good kids and a good family and I enjoy them. But sometimes I wish I could see the trees and the view and not all the teenmobiles! :-) ~Angela~

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  19. Oh how beautiful Jen! Wow! I love all of the leaves....I am so happy you live with such gorgeousness! What a perfect name for your street. Love this post... and you. xo

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