Monday, October 16, 2006

Autumn weekend

We had our first real cold snap and frost this past Friday and Saturday nights, with day time temperatures in the low 50s. Coffeeboy also had a cold, so Saturday found me making potato-leek soup* and lighting a fire for general coziness. After watching some TV with the 'boy, I settled in by the warmth of the fire to catch up with the long-neglected Eris.

Eris by firelight Closeup of Eris

Over the course of Saturday and Sunday evenings, I completed the final corner edging on the sweater, and all I have left are the sleeves.

On a trip to the library to pick up some books for my exams, I took a small detour past a local park to sample the fall foliage and enjoy the crisp air that's finally here. Every year, it seems, I feel a new need to photograph the fall, to capture the meeting of glowing orange, stark brown, and shining blue, or the convergence of fading green, crumpled yellow, and even tan.

Autumn tree against the sky Fence with fall leaves


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*Soup isn't all that we cooked this weekend. For example, the basil got a bit frostbitten, so we picked the remaineder of it, and a corresponding amount of parsley, and made pesto. We made granola, which we do every week for our breakfasts. (I have a post about that in the makings, something about stashing). And then we made some ginger-molasses ice cream to share when friends come over tonight to watch Battlestar Galactica. Let me tell you, the kitchen has never seen so many dishes of varying sorts moving through it at so many different times (except for when we had 13 people over for Passover, that is)! All this cooking was above and beyond, you know, cooking dinner, breakfast or lunch.

7 comments:

Danielle said...

And it's perfect weather for pies. Care for some apples? I have, oh, half a bushel.

Beth S. said...

Ginger-molasses ice cream? You're killing me here. That sounds SO good!

Angel said...

Oh yum- you and coffeeboy always make the best food. It was cold down here too- Chloe-dog and I had to break out the down blanket to snuggle under over the weekend...

btw your shawl is amazing.

Zarzuela said...

I am so jealous of the fireplace. I really wish we had gotten the apartment with one sometimes (like now!).

Woo! That's lots of yummy cooking going on too. Will you be bringing Eris to SnB this week? :)

Jessica

Sheepish Annie said...

This is a post that makes me feel all cozy! I want to snuggle in front of a fire, knit a sock and eat granola!

Gotta love the season...

keri said...

What a lovely day to spend the day. I wish we had a fireplace, what a nice place to snuggle up and knit.

Lone Knitter said...

Seems as if everyone has a fireplace to knit in front of except me! Hmm...I need to get out of Brooklyn! It looks so cozy to knit in front of a fireplace.