Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Rainy fall day...

I felt restless yesterday.
I had a long list of things on my to-do list, things to do indoors in my office, but I couldn't seen to stay focused.
I used the excuse that I needed to make a quick run to the store to pick up some potatoes for the beef stew I was making for dinner, and run by and pick up our mail, to take my camera and find a bit of beauty on this rainy, fall day.
I took a quick little detour to one of my favorite spots before heading to the store and managed to squeeze in a few quick shots in between rain showers.
I was also hoping to find some fall foliage, or perhaps rose hips, for a little autumn cheer in my enamelware pitcher.
I didn't find any in the woods near the covered bridge, but found this unindentified plant with the little peach colored berries behind our private mailbox building.
Hope they don't mind me snitching a few small branches.

After I got home, I got the stew started, headed to my office and got a few things on my to-do list done, while it simmered.
The weather was crazy all day, alternating between heavy downpours and sun breaks.
About an hour before dinner, I was able to get a quick run in during one of the sun breaks.
Exercising outdoors is so much more enjoyable to me than indoors on the elliptical machine.
Then the downpour started again, but by that time we were seated cozily around the table, enjoying beef stew and cornbread with our oldest daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters.

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  1. lovely peek into your day.
    stew looks yummy. :o)

  2. Oh, that stew! How perfect for a rainy, restless day.

    I've just added it to my week's menu. Will be perfect no matter WHAT the weather is :)

  3. Don't you just LOVE the way that rain makes the greens so much greener! Even in autumn! Your branch is adorable and that stew looks divine!

  4. yummy~ I love the little berries too!
    Amazing what we can find to add a little touch of fall into our homes. Enjoy seeing you on Pinterest and have been missing dropping by.

  5. Love those comfort foods this time of year! Beautiful photo of the old covered bridge.
    Mary Alice

  6. I am glad you got out even for a little while as those mossy rocks were certainly worth photographing..they're beautiful. Dinner looks delicious too!

  7. The stew looks wonderful. I made cornbread tonight, too.
    Beautiful pictures of berries and the bridge.
    Glad you got out when the sun was out. I'd rather exercise inside than out as well.

  8. Love that bridge! Where can I find it? Or, do you want to take me there sometime? Your stew looks so yummy. We had stew on a rainy night a few days ago.

  9. I love covered bridges, and we don't have any around here. I would love to visit that one. I understand the feeling of restlessness. I've had it lately too. An outdoor scouting adventure often works for me.

    And your stew looks delicious.

  10. I was slightly alarmed when I saw your berries, so I checked them on wikipedia. I'm pretty sure they are Pyracantha berries, and are NOT poisonous, so my alarm went away. I was thinking about that little grand daughter who is such a good vacuum!

    The covered bridge is charming, and I enjoy the glimpses you show us of your lovely home.


    1. Thanks for your concern Marilyn...I was super cautious that there were none on the floor and that they were out of reach of the littles when they came over. I have to be careful with the houseplants too.

  11. Your home looks so welcoming! I love going for walks and finding natural things to use to decorate with too.

  12. That old, wooden bridge sure is a beauty! What a wonderful spot for snapping a few photos. I've been wanting to take a few pictures too, but the weather hasn't been cooperating at all. I guess it just gives me more time to visit some blog friends though :)


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