What's new from the patio? This weekend we have put all the patio furniture away, emptied all the flower pots & had our last barbeque of the season. A some what sad time of year.
I bought myself a new set of pottery dinner ware that is Autumn & Thanksgiving inspired. I thought a treat to celebrate all the extra hours I have put in at the clinic. I am most thankful they were on sale. I like to use leaves as a theme for Thanksgiving rather than pumpkins as I am not a fan of orange for decorating. Mr Man kindly set the Thanksgiving table for me, while I was busy preparing a new to me recipe for pumpkin cheesecake. A recipe that Queen Elizabeth II ate 3/4 of her portion when served to her at Winnipeg's Dubrovnik Restaurant in 1984.
We were putting some garden debris into a wooden compost barrel in the field behind us & I notice that there are at least 50 sunflower plants growing beside the compost barrel & all along the edge of the fence! All the seeds I feed the chipmunks, squirrels & blue jays have been hidden for future nibbling but apparently forgotten & are now growing. It is too late in the season to expect any flowers - our weather is expected to drop to 0 tonight. (sad face).
There was also some large mushrooms growing. I was hoping for some puff ball mushrooms but I am not sure these are edible. Too many Midsomer Murders to risk trying ...
We had a Sunday drive to see the changing leaves on a new to us side road. The new sign was indicating a lowering of the speed limit on the road. That speed is kilometers not miles per hour.
As we sit down to our Thanksgiving dinner today I am going to leave you with the thought that I am most thankful for elastic waistbands. Hoping everyone has a wonderful week ahead of them.
PS: yeah to our national baseball team - The Blue Jays.