We are just settling back in after a long weekend of camping at MagFest. Ruben's band played twice, and the rest of the time we walked and biked and heard tons of good music and hung out around the camp fire eating chili and brownies. Even though I should be doing loads of laundry and unpacking, I wanted to show off the sparkling new greenhouse, complete with ledges for my vintage planter collection. Just as I'm sitting down to type this we are getting our first drops of rain this month!

Also, please notice the photo of my gorgeous grandma in that first photo-- she was sixteen and soooo lovely.



Bonfires. Chai. Greens and sweet potatoes. Using the oven again! Socks. Leaving the windows open. Smoke in the air. Pumpkins. Shedding layers on my walk to work. Festivity on the horizon. New beginnings.

Whew. What a week! I am so happy that it's Sunday. I've finally shaken off that schoolgirl homework dread that Sundays always brought when I was growing up, and now Sundays are my favorite. And so is fall. A fall Sunday just about can't be beat.

Things I'm looking forward to:
hakurai turnips
making smores with homemade marshmallows & graham crackers
experimenting with ferments and pastry dough
building a new table
a tropical vacation in December
spending more time in my sewing room
sitting by the fire at my mom's house
working on a family tree with my grandma
getting to know the amazing ladies in my women's circle
planning a wedding*
crunching leaves
the day when we gain an hour on our clocks! I look forward to it all year.

Happy fall!

*That's right...I said Yes!