Weekend in Pictures

Sigh of relief…it’s autumn, and the 90 degree weather is gone..welcome 72 degrees of perfection!  My favorite temperature has always been “room temperature”, so bring it on…

These days it’s all about the harvest, and as I’ve finished harvesting the onions and carrots, my chard is still happily growing and the tomatoes are still coming in nicely.  I’m impatient for my sweet potatoes, and got ants in me pants for the apples to come – a trip out to Hood River for some Granny Smiths makes me dreamy…

Anyhoo.  This weekend looked kinda liked this…

an underrated yet sweet romantic comedy, the movie Sabrina was one of the movies that inspired me to go to Paris a few years later. My favorite line… “I sat in a cafe drank coffee and wrote nonsense in a journal, then suddenly it was not nonsense – I went for long walks and I met myself in Paris. You seem embarassed by loneliness – but you see, it’s only a place to start.”

two of my favorite neighborhood fellas who live just a few houses down 🙂

my favorite backyard fixin’s – garden veggies and a good ‘zine

speaking of veggies – my carrots came out in all shapes and sizes this year! next year -MORE!

went over to see my buddy and his wife’s digs down the street to have my ducksitting orientation for next week while they’re out of town, and they are growing some amazing stuff. this is flour corn which they use to make polenta (inspiration alert!)

and holy cow, they are growing quinoa! in the front yard! how awesome! i was clueless about what it looked like “in the wild”! haha – learn somethin’ new every day!

and amarynth as well, which he’s having greater success with – looks like more ideas for next year, and THIS link is a good intro to growing it + quinoa

love their front yard garden – and yes, those are masses of greens – YUM

dude, that is one big ass gourd. and yes, that is my foot next to it for perspective 🙂

and one of the ladies I’ll be looking after – aka the Golden Girls (although they are actually khaki colored)

finally got a copy of It Happened One Night on dvd…love these two in action…

and, finally, best dressed IMHO at tonight’s Emmys 🙂

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  One thought on “Weekend in Pictures

  1. September 24, 2012 at 5:00 am

    love the sabrina quote, aimee. loneliness is underrated. and your bounty! my god, we are in the full transition of fall, leaning toward cold already but how i love it!

    heh. that is one beautiful duck:)

    xo
    erin

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  2. September 24, 2012 at 5:52 am

    WOW I cannot believe the difference in you carrots! That is incredible! Came over from the Green Blogs Meet and Greet- Hellooooo!

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  3. smallftprints
    September 24, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Oh wow … I didn’t know about quinoa either. It’s so pretty! I wonder if the birds go after it … it’s such a nice tiny grain … bet they think it’s candy. Of course … so do I. LOL!

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  4. September 26, 2012 at 8:05 am

    OMG, I love it when you post garden pictures! LOL. I just saw an article about growing quinoa and amaranth…wonder how well it would work on my side of the mountain. You going to try it this year?

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  5. September 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Haha….never a dull moment in your world…fantastic stuff! 😉
    Y’know carrots and any other pointy root veges are great for the soil…rather than bust your arse digging let those fellas do all the work….i used to do it in my old place in a particularly difficult spot and hey presto at the end of the season i had a nice friable spot for other projects….
    Good post! Oh and hey, it happened. et al was a great film..terrific and funny dialogue 😉

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