OH goodness... it is nearly November and here I'm publishing my September post near the end of October. I feel properly tardy!
When we came back from our fabulous summer trip, my sister in law Heidi brought me this lovely welcome home Gloxinia. She had ordered seeds and after months of nursing along her seedlings, she has beautiful blooming plants to share.
September has been very much about harvesting the garden. I am so happy to have several bags of Jalapeno Peppers tucked into the freezer. I freeze them whole and sliver them semi-frozen with a chef's knife.
Early September we enjoyed an evening with our friends Richard and Dorothy. What takes hours in travel by car and ferry is only minutes in a plane.
We enjoyed a patio dinner in Friday Harbour which is in the US.
We stopped at Bellingham airport to go through customs on the way there and back.
As we were flying home and nearing the airport, Richard flew over our farm so we could see the bird's eye view. The bungalow is hidden behind the tree on the bottom right corner.
Since then, the field and grass is green and lush again.
Drying apples every day.
I really started to keep track of how many times I've filled the dehydrator but I've lost count.
The crates of apples are slowly being dried and passed on to the family.
Did I ever tell you that my refrigerator was creating a cacophony of sorts?
Early June we ordered a new one. Because the color is white and apparently a special order we were told it could be about 4 weeks.
The refrigerator arrived early September.
Oh, bliss to have ice cubes.
Near the end of the summer, Henry watched me filling the ice cube tray and wondered what I was doing. I told him I was making ice cubes and he hardly wanted to believe me.
So the good news is that I now have a modern refrigerator that makes ice cubes while I dilly dally doing other things.
Don't you just love the cozy autumn evenings?
I'm speaking from what I know about how lovely our fall has turned out. When this picture was taken in September, I hoped that we would have some very warm days yet.
How wonderful it has been.
There was that one day though when we had a very long thunderstorm complete with hail.
I enjoyed it very much. I've never been in a thunderstorm that was truly terrifying since I was a child. I was home alone once when it started to thunder and I was under the bed crying out to Jesus to save me.
Now I smile at the memory and the thankfulness in how my faith grew even when I was little.
The hydrangea blossoms never disappoint.
Our family tradition is to go to the MCC relief sale together and stand in the Wareneki lineup.
I did my best to entertain them.
One lovely warm evening we took the old truck out for a drive.
I looked down and thought the black carpet was such an amazing backdrop.
We were invited to John and Marg's for a most wonderful party in their back yard.
It was the most wonderful evening and quite possibly the prettiest outdoor tables I've ever seen.
So thankful for friends that include us!
Next spring I am hoping to see these lupins come up on their own. I planted seeds this year but expect that they will volunteer on their own next year.
We went for our annual ride to Merritt and back through the Fraser Canyon to see the colors.
What does your husband do while he waits on you to take pictures?
Credit cards are for more than buying. They also are good at getting into those crevices where wax might have dried and not removed.
I just loved the yellow sage bushes blooming and the yellow line down the road.
I'm not sure what that says about my brain but it is truly something that makes me happy.
Oh and then just towards the end of September the bees became very aggressive.
I'm not afraid of bees at all.
Wait until you see what happened with the bee early October....
To be continued in a few days. =)