Lots Of Rain & Hot Weather

We've gotten lots of rain the past few days. Still not true fall weather here. We're still experiencing hot weather. 

It's the kind of weather when you stay in and fix meals in the crock pot. Bake cinnamon rolls. Watch the rain fall and the plants be nourished.

All these hyacinth bean pods will be next year's seeds to sow. I love the process of watching this vine. First the green leaves lined with purple veins. Then the softer purple flowers. Then as the season progresses into fall, the bean pods.

A very sweet reader wrote this and sent me the words. Remember that post I wrote recently about being the odd duck? She was very creative with my hodge-podge life!


  1. YUM!!! I love the soup, I make a soup like it...Santa Fe Soup.
    I'll continue to remember John and Judy, as well as you, in my prayers.
    Have a GREAT weekend!!

  2. danke für die schönen bilder!!! ein schönes wochenende wünscht angie aus deutschland

  3. Pretty pictures. I want some cinnamon rolls now! So sorry to hear about John again. They can't seem to catch a break can they. Keeping them in my prayers. I'm ready for something yummy in the crockpot today I think!


  4. That Quack award is too cute.

    Love that sunflower pic - it's gorgeous.

    Have a wonderful day!

  5. It looks like you have the perfect fall meal there. I love those pretty purple magic beans that you have growing. Something interesting and pretty to look at during their entire growing season.

    I am keeping John and Judy in my prayers. Even though hospitals are supposed to be healing places, it always seems to me that being there, as either a patient or as family of a patient, they are if not "the" most, one of the most, mentally and physically exhausting places in the world to be.

    Your pictures show exactly the mood I am in today on one of those cloudy fall days to have something good cooking to make the house smell good.

    Stay cozy today in your Cozy Little House!

    (Persimmon Moon) Susie

  6. Brenda, The flowers are looking pretty around your home. Looks like some good cooking too. I'll be saying some [prayers for Judy and John.....that's sounds so scary for them. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

  7. Your soup looks so yummy Brenda..I love homemade soups in Fall and Winter..I love the Quack Club award..so funny and so much YOU Brenda..John is certainly a fighter isn't he..blessings to both of them..

  8. That is so scary about John. I am keeping them in my prayers. I think I need to get my crock pot out. xo Laura

  9. Just said a prayer for John and Judy. Your photos are so pretty, Brenda. Great- now I'm craving a cinnamon roll! And yours look scrumptious! Made a similar soup last weekend, although I cheat and use tomato soup for a base. I call it my Salsa Soup, but I like the name Santa Fe Soup another reader mentioned. Either way, it warms one up good! Have a wonderful week, Bess

  10. Your flowers are definitely happier than mine - no rain and major water restrictions.

    I will keep John and Judy in my thoughts.

  11. Your "Quack Club" award suits you to a tee.. It's a wonderful addition to your gallery regarding Brenda.

    I wish I had a crock pot full of something good right now.. It's cold, rainy, and cloudy here today.. Nice hot soup would taste so good..

    John and Judy are in my thoughts and prayers.. I just hope he's being kept comfortable/pain free in the hospital.

    Your flowers look so pretty and healthy..

    Have a great weekend.

  12. Love the Quack Club award...lol
    It is a sunny Fall day here-crisp air- not quite COLD-but cool...slight breeze. It is definitely Fall!
    I am so sorry about John. Poor Judy-that is a big ordeal for her, too. I just love her and feel so bad for both of them. xo Diana

  13. You must have gotten such a laugh out of that adorable Quack Club award. How cute is that! I only wish it were cold and rainy here. Not using the crock pot yet. Still have to worry about how hot its going to be for making dinner! The soup looks fantastic. Good thoughts going out for John & Judy. He is such a strong man, enduring all of this. Judy must be exhausted, bless their hearts.

  14. My thoughts are with John and Judy and hoping he can get better and go home soon.


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