Thursday, September 25

Mums and Apples...



To me, September is for apples and mums.  Though we haven't gotten to the apple orchard yet, we we able to buy twenty-five pounds of organic apples from a local co-op.  Though they aren't the prettiest apples, they sure are the sweetest!  We've had a bunch cut up for snacks and I made an apple cake on Tuesday night...  I think that they'll go pretty quickly and we'll get our chance to go picking at the orchard in the next week or two. 

Our little girl has her violin lessons on Wednesdays and the music shop is a hop, skip, and a jump from a nursery.  A few weeks ago, I took the boys there to browse and ended up buying an enormous white mum. As I was paying, the sales woman mentioned that I should put it in a shady place.  In previous years I have placed my mums on the step in direct sunlight and they have shriveled up within a few weeks and I thought that was normal.  This time, it is nestled under our porch near the front door and is doing beautifully.

 It's hard to believe that October is just around the corner!

2 comments:

elizabeth said...

good to know! sounds like a lovely time you are having... God keep you well and yay for organic apples! I have yet to make apple cake this season and do look forward to it!!

Ma F. said...

Well that explains why my mums have been so much happier now that the tree has grown up to shade the porch!
Apple, mums, sweaters,soup...so glad autumn is upon us, even if the kids did pick pastel colored mums this year.

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