Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday Five

1. The Autumn Foliage

I snapped this photo near Bridgeport Alabama en route to Grimmwood. A lot of our leaves are turning brown and falling to the ground due to lack of rain. We got a very nice shower this morning so maybe it will help with the color. Our peak is usually just before Halloween.

2. An Autumn Mantle

I went to see my Aunt Joyce last week and I got a tour of her pretty fall decorations. Every room and the front porch are decorated for the season. See I told you it runs in our family.

3. Autumnal Mugs

Aunt Joyce gifted me with four of these pretty mugs that declare, Happy Fall. They are on my open shelving at Grimmwood.

4. Autumn Apples from Ellijay

We made a trip to Ellijay the Apple Capitol of Georgia to pick up some in season apples. I chose September Morning.( Linda Chapman...I thought of you!!)  I brought them home and made apple sauce. It was easy peasy. Get out your crock pot. Peel and chop 12 large cooking apples. Add them to the crockpot along with 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and a splash of lemon juice.  I used two drops of my Young Living Lemon Essential oil in mine. Cook on high for 4 hours or until the apples are soft. Transfer them to a mixer and beat with the paddle until it looks like applesauce. I like mine a little chunky. I was able to take some to the Johnsons, our wonderful neighbors and I had plenty for me and Marvin.

5. Autumn Guests

Look carefully and you will see a doe and her yearling in the woods along our driveway at Grimmwood. Marvin said they were standing in the driveway as he was leaving for the gym the other morning.  Sis Kristi says they were in her yard when she got home from work.  At least it was not a bear!!


Laurie said...

Beautiful Fall decorating does fun in your family, really pretty Fall mugs, such a lovely gift. The apples look and sound delicious and I bet the deer would love the apples too lol,, have a super Friday! Yes no bears is always a good thing,

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Enjoyed seeing your Autumn items. It is my favorite time of the year and there is just so much that comes out....especially the deer!

Robin in Virginia said...

Love the deer picture! They are starting to darken up here as well. We had 4 in the front yard this morning. Your bag of apples look great and I bet your applesauce was quite tasty. I love your Aunt's mantel with the pumpkins and the fall print above. Have an enjoyable Friday, Arlene!

Sandy said...

The deer are so pretty. I will miss that about the cabin. Yummy apples that are fresh makes my mouth water. I am an apple eating girl. However, I only eat apples and don't like applesauce, apple pie, apple desserts, etc. I know that is completely weird or at least my boys give me grieve about it. I put out my Halloween this week. I do love a good jack-o-lantern.

Linda said...

I love your Five and I remember your Aunt Joyce! This isn’t the first time you have shared something pretty at her place. Didn’t she decorate for Christmas in July once? Oh, how I would love to join you in a visit with her!
I forgot about your recipe for applesauce! I’m glad you shared it again and this time I’m going to print it out! You picked a perfect day for picking them!

Mrs.T said...

What a fun fall post!! It was so enjoyable to see foliage, apples, fall decorating and even deer! Your Aunt Joyce's mantel is amazing. Love it, especially the "Give Thanks" pumpkin print!

Anonymous said...

Your aunt Joyce has decorated beautifully. It does seem to run in the family. The leaves here are falling without changing color. The deer are so cute. Enjoy the apple sauce.
Happy Fall

Mari said...

The deer are so pretty! Aunt Joyce does a nice job. That mantle looks great!
The mugs are cute too!