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The forest is beautiful at this time of year, even if it can be spooky walking down the gravel lane and not being able to see very far into the brush that has grown so high. I probably shouldn't watch Finding Bigfoot. ;)
So... here is some of what is happening in my world through the lens of a camera.
Working my way through a stack of books. My nonfiction re-read this week was Forever Music by Edith Schaeffer, perhaps her least known book. It was written after her husband's death. This is the paperback version.
Mollie Makes Crochet is there to choose a project from very soon. It's fabulous and has lots of projects that are easy. Mollie Makes is one of the British magazines I peruse through at Barnes & Noble when I'm in that part of the county.
I will review Woman of Courage during the week it is to be reviewed on blogs but I can tell you it is very, very good. A great book to take on vacation. My husband is reading it now and is enjoying it, too.
Have you watched the new Father Brown mysteries on PBS? I've seen a couple episodes now and they are really good. The actor who plays Father Brown does so just as the books portray him.
I went to the kitchen to get something we needed and this is what awaited upon my return...
Bee balm in full flower...
Using the good stuff
I needed new kitchen towels (aka: tea towels) but they were not in the budget so I decided to use the pretty stuff. There are about four beautiful towels I have received as gifts that I only displayed, three are now being used and enjoyed.
The one I didn't use was a gift from Stephanie that is finely embroidered. It will be saved for tea parties.
This has become a go-to dessert when I have five packages of cream cheese to use. Fortunately, Kroger had a 10 for $10 sale a few weeks ago and I bought five packages at the time.
Everyone loves this cheesecake and it is so easy to make. Not to mention it gets better the next day and my husband thinks it is better two days later... but it rarely lasts that long. ;)
Recipe... here. I also made the lemon blueberry sauce, recipe... here.
All I did was lay my garden basket down until I could take it out to the front porch to shake clean....
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