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Mums, Sage, Seckel Pears and Rosemary

Flower Friday brings all the good things we found at the Hudson Farmers Market last Saturday with a mum thrown in for good measure. Herbs, fruits and vegetables can be such pretty things to weave into a table tableau. You can pluck a few leaves to use in cooking along the way while you enjoy their beauty at the table. I have become a big mum fan as they seem to be available here in the Hudson Valley at every turn. We often get in the car to go ‘exploring’ with no real plan or direction. Just drive around the back country roads meandering and seeing what we see. Often there are little roadside stands. Some attended and others with an honor system jar where you put in your money. At 5 to 10 bucks for a big plant of mums, I have quickly become a convert. Plus they come in tons of colors. Of course the creamy whites with the starting hint of yellow are a favorite, working well with all the green in the house. Cheers to the upcoming last week-end in October!



 

 

The Colors of September 

Notice, I said September and not Autumn as I am still clinging to the last breathes of Summer. Insert smiling face. As yes indeed, both in New York and Seattle, there is that gloriously grand bit of crisp in the air that so many of us adore. We can call it the late, late Summer crisp… The colors in this big bowl of Seckel pears mimicking all the colors I am seeing outside at the moment. Burnished faded yellows and greens and reds. Be still my heart. Happy Wednesday all!