magic? Oh, but it does... I love wintry sparkle, spring's welcome green, summer's abundance... But
I'm enchanted when the leaves turn, dance on the wind, and mound up in the yard. The dawns and
twilights intensify, leaving me in total wonder.
Oh, yeah! Mom and I hit the Mickey D Drive-thru this week. We took our lunch to Macon City Park, and there we saw the first scarlet gash of fall leaves! Somehow this section of this Maple got kissed by Jack Frost and nobody else... Gorgeous.
The City Park is a cool piece of town lore. A Macon girl married a Hollywood Producer and bacame good friends with Maria Shriver. For our girl's 40th or 50th, I think, birthday Maria donated a lot of money to fix up Wanda's favorite play place of her childhood. The city fathers told her they were going to rename the park in her honor, but she had a fit and refused. She wanted it to be Macon City Park... I love that.. Later a few years ago when Wanda's mother passed away, Maria came here to the middle of Missouri for the services. We don't see many celebrities... So it was noteworthy.
I'm thinking Wanda and Maria would love this tree right now. I really missed this deciduous kind of tree the summers I lived in California
Have a good weekend.
So, really... My mother has a deep and long-term commitment to pie. She gets it honest... My grandfather, her daddy, loved a piece of pie... And her mother's brother ate a piece of cold pie "up in his hand" right before bed every night of his life...
I'm not a pie person. But, for her, I love to have a little surprise quite often. I enrolled her in the "Goodie of the Month" program for her birthday... But it's been more than once a month...
This morning she was feeling kinda achy and down and she asked if we could bake something... I laughed and answered, "We can, but maybe you'd rather have a scoop of the cobbler in the oven!" You should have seen her face! I threw in one of those dump peach pies while I brewed my cup of coffee. Seriously three ingredients in a sprayed 9 x 13" pan. One lg. Can peaches with syrup ( although mine were light) one yellow cake mix sprinkled over that. One and a half sticks butter. (Cut into thin pats and scattered). Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. That's it.
It's a bit sweet, but a quick winner for this first day of Autumn...
And now the land is free to embrace the joys of the season. Sometimes they cook! Lovely feasts of enchiladas, both Paleo and regular...
But over the horizon, far beyond the reaches of Spice, the happy cat... Lives Potion... A kitty who has vowed to free Emereldine one day!
" You'd laugh too if you had seen...what the moon saw on Halloween." (Thanks, Sister/Cousin)
But what do I hear? Oh, no! Emeraldine is opening the magical door! Will she get out? Will the lovely, happy world of Spice soon melt intoThe evil cat, Potion's realm?
It's official. I've gone bonkers. Pity.