Today I spent with mom. She wanted to drive and see the fall color instead of sitting in a dark theatre which was fine with me. It was a beautiful Autumn day. We had lunch at Olive Garden and drove through country roads home. I put together lasagna for mom to cook for dinner before going home. My brother caught me before I left to give me some little pumpkins and gourds for my front porch.
DH was already home from work and it was still gorgeous out so we started putting garden and deck furniture away for winter. I gathered my statues, stakes, wind chimes, etc leaving only one to enjoy during the winter winds while DH closed up the water fountain. I cut the last few twigs of lavender and took a few pictures of flowers still in bloom. The Cosmos are unbelievable. These were volunteers from last year. They are almost 5'6" and such a pretty cluster.
I didn't want to go inside but I had to process the zucchini I had piled by the back door. I put away 7 quart bags of shredded zucchini, enough for 14 loaves of zucchini bread. All set for those chilly winter days when a sweet tooth arrives. I did slide two loaves in the oven while I cleaned up my mess.
I love Autumn and the sunny 75 degree days are perfect for any activity. I just wish they lasted as long a winter does. It's bedtime for me so I bid you a good night.