Sunday, October 14, 2012

LOVELY OCTOBER~

 
October...
Dear October... how swiftly thy days are passing... all too soon your opulence will be but a distant memory...I savor each day while mentally preparing for the seasons to come...days are short...dusk arrives early... candlelight... the warmth of a wood stove... simple joys...   
The countryside is aglow... corn has been harvested and  hay bales stacked...farm stands offer delectable seasonal delights...fresh pressed cider and warm sugared donuts taste especially good in the cool Autumn air...how lovely an early morning walk can be with leaves swirling in the air and the "crunch" now heard under foot...
I find no "pressure" to the month of October...as I do in the months of November and December...I bake for the shear joy...Sunday morning finds pumpkin bread cooling on the kitchen counter...happily awaiting the Pumpkin Spice cream cheese I discovered at Target... I have never noticed  this product before, have you?  Tomorrow I'll offer my opinion on this product...BTW the only item I purchased at Target...my wood stove calls...good evening everyone...Off to catch up on my blog reading....
              
                                   

18 comments:

Michelle said...

October is a wonderful month. The calm before the holiday season starts.

Primitive Stars said...

Good Evening Julie, love the October post, the words are truly spoken....beautiful pictures to......That pumpkin spice cream cheese sounds so good...Enjoy your wood stove evening my friend....Hugs Francine

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

That tree is absolutely beautiful!!!

Julia said...

Julie, you sure have a way of painting a pretty picture with words. You always have something delightful going on or something good to eat. Hmmm... I never saw Philadelphia pumpkin spice cream cheese before. I must look it up.

I go shopping with a list and I don't buy as many items anymore as I have to read the list of ingredients that contains soy or soy by-products as I have to avoid it and it's in just about everything, in baked goods even in chocolate chips and chocolate bars, Bicel, icecream etc. etc.

Hugs,
JB

summersundays-jw said...

I love Oct. too but it's a little crazy if you're a shop owner. I have to work getting Christmas ready. Think I'll try Target's pumpkin cream cheese....thinkin' it would be good on Panera's pumpkin bagels (do you have Panera's in your area?). Enjoy the beautiful colors & have a wonderful week. Jan

Rugs and Pugs said...

Oh, Julie ~
That tree is gorgeous!!! Yes, once November gets here, the pressure seems to build. Too bad October is flying by.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Cammie said...

I love pumpkin cream cheese, I have never seen this either, I will be on the look out now! your pictures a beautiful!! Thanks for sharing! ~Cammie~

MTWaggin said...

You made me think...truly October is kind of a quieter no pressure month! Your pictures (as your baking surely is) are lovely.

nancy huggins said...

Do you give free samples? :) I would love some pumpkin bread now and the cheese sounds great. Made my mouth water. The leaves used to blow out towards the road here but now that we have put a fence up they are staying in the yard area..Guess Billy better get out there with the rake huh? Enjoy your bread and I hope you don't feel guilty now that you know how much I would like some :)
have a great week
Hugs
Nancy

Pondside said...

It's a good thing that winter has such wonderful compensations or I'd be inconsolable at the fleeting nature of fall.
I am making a list of things to pick up when I'm south of the border at the end of this week - Target, here I come, with Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese in mind!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I bet gingersnaps dipped into the pumpkin cream cheese would be delicious. I haven't seen this product at the markets. Next time I go to Target I'll take a look.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hmmmmm...i have never seen that pumpkin cream cheese. i will have to check it out!

Vera said...

Autumn is one of the shortest seasons here in SW France - one minute here and then the next minute gone! Back in the UK I used to love the long mellow Autumnal weather, the changing colours, the misty mornings, all of which went on for a couple of months. But not here! Ah well, we do have long, long summers!

Margaret said...

BEautiful post. October and November are my favorite months. I saw that product in Stop & Shop--I never saw it before ither and haven't purchased it yet. Intereting! Maggie/Maggie's Lil' Fixins

Janice said...

Fabulous shades of orange in your fall shots, especially that gorgeous tree. I'm going to have to look for that cream cheese; it sounds delicious.

Gail said...

Your fall colors are beautiful.

An Historical Lady said...

Our lovely New England fall is all too fleeting, as you so eloquently convey Julie~ Sigh....harsh winter is looming. If it weren't for the unwelcome 21st century worries about the price of oil, etc., I could happily hibernate in my 240 year old house, watching the snow covered world go by outside wavy glass window panes and cook!
Hugs,
Mary
http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

Larkrise garden girl said...

Julie, I love your Fall pictures. It's so hot and seeing those beautiful pictures made my day!!!Hugs Cheri