I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Friday, October 16, 2009

An Early Morning Offering

I've fixed you breakfast. Tea or Coffee? Cheese or jam? Sit anywhere you like: The table, where you can eat without Carl in your lap..., or (it's all on a tray) you can carry it into the living room and sit on the couch with some big pillows tucked behind you. Here, there are no guarantees that the pupster won't be in your lap giving you a dose of puppy eyes. He loves toast.
Relax and put your feet up. There is nothing to do today that can't wait for a little while.
It was a busy day yesterday. I had to go down to the valley. I had a medical appointment , got my flu shot and went to Costco for some things. On my way back I stopped at Davis Farms for some Sloughhouse corn and saw pumpkins I couldn't resist. Such charming little things, looking like flowers, just asking to be taken home.It was a long day but I accomplished a lot.
Today I go nowhere. Today I make breakfast and sit with Carl and whoever would like to join me. The sun is shining, the fog has filled the river valley below us and there is the fragrance of burning in the air. It's what they call a "burn day" and the distant smell of fireplaces and burn barrels mixed with wet Manzanita and Oak trees is sweet perfume in the Fall air.

I will open a window.....,
Breath in deeply.

I'll clean up the dishes if you come. All you will have to do is sit and enjoy the morning. It's kind of a special place here, where I live..., I think that you'll enjoy your visit, and if you stay for lunch I have a dessert for you that will rival anything you have ever tasted. Maybe we could have dessert for breakfast. "Dessert for breakfast, you say?" Of course, my friends. Life is short and you don't know when you will have another moment like this one. So...., join me.
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  1. Thank you, I feel better already. More coffee please and more toast for Carl.

  2. I'd love to join you!!! Sounds good to me!

  3. What a lovely, lovely post! It all looks so good, prepared with love. Thank you, it was a restful "pretend" visit.:)

  4. I just took two loaves of bread out of the oven, so I'll bring one by, shall I? That way, there's plenty for Carl too!
    I'll have coffee please, with real cream if you have it, and we can sit outside while we eat, so we can smell all those wonderful smells!

    (ps. I used to love to stop by Sloughhouse for fresh corn!)

  5. I can smell the woodsmoke in the air....and the breakfast looks wonderful. I just love people who make breakfast....

    and YES ! fertilizer is right..There were KELLOGG posters everwhere....

    Have a nice October weekend.


  6. I'll bring my iced tea with me and perhaps I can find somewhere along the way to get you a pot of flowers that you can enjoy and then stick into the ground to grow and remind you of the beautiful fall day we enjoyed.


  7. Connie, We have alot of the same things, that dish pattern and i think I have that blue and white linen set, but one thing I don't have is that amazing mustartd pot. Wonderful!
    oh, could you please pass the maple syrup?

  8. I'd love to join you! I'll sit here, OK? Yes, I took my shoes off, but I think that's the blue cheeze you might be smelling.

  9. will grab 5 pounds of grits and a huge box and mail myself right out to you :)

  10. What a great post.I would love to join you but since my sinuses are acting up I'd better make it another time. Have a great day. Madeline

  11. Oh to be sitting and looking out at those gorgeous Sierra Nevadas.... They have to be the prettiest range I've ever seen, and I you know I grew up in NM with the Sangre de Cristos... Have a great day and weekend.
    :-) Sue

  12. I'll have coffee with cream-or do you have goat's milk?
    I'll bring my grape jam..... and a loaf of whole wheat [ground by me] bread!
    I would rather be where you are-we returned to AZ y'day & it's 103 -again, yuck!


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