September 14, 2012

Here's to a Bright Autumn! + Have a Great Weekend

 All those beautiful leaves earn a fiery glow before falling...
Weed leaves hold a bright baby blue hue...
So it's going to be a colourful two months! Woo Hoo! The first day of Fall is...
officially on September 23, 2011.
Fall used to be my least favourite season, but I've since changed my mind. I love walking in the woods on a crisp, autumn day listening to the falling leaves. Nature's peace flows into me...oh, it really feels good!
So what are you up to this weekend? I'm cooking some really simple foods this weekend. Dried Apricot Mousse with mascarpone cheese, and Home-Dried Tomatoes . Once tried, you'll become hooked on their sweet, fresh flavour and soft, chewy texture.
(Recipes will be posted next Tuesday, if you'd like to see.)

I adore cooking simple foods with a clean combination of flavours. Now that the bounty of summer fruits and vegetables is over, it is a good time to think about recipes which include dried ingredients from the pantry. Figs, tomatoes, apricots, wild mushrooms...these are some of the temptations in the dishes which I'll be cooking this weekend.

Hope you have a wonderful one! xx

86 comments:

Sandra said...

no plans for the week end, since we have week end 7 days a week. i love that second photo. i like leaves, love them, but i really love prickly things and sticks and limbs that look or are dead. and my perfect weather that i would order for year round if i could, is wake up at dry 65 degrees with high of 72 to 78 and a breeze to stand the curtains out. i don't like extreme cold or heat.

Michelle said...

I love fall with it's breezes and bright earthy colors...Bring it on!

I'm not sure what I'll be doing for the weekend yet, but after you posted your plans, I'd like to come there with a spoon. Yes..please share the recipes. :)

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful post!

....Petty Witter said...

Loving the colour of the trees at this time of year. As always this was a beautiful post. Have a great weekend. x

✿ chica said...

Linda tonalidade do outono.Belas fotos!beijos,chica

Trac~ said...

Gorgeous pictures as always my friend! Fall is and always has been my absolute favorite time of year. If I could find somewhere to live where it was fall year around I would move there In a heartbeat! Ha ha.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Much love and hugs doll! :)

Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful. We are looking forward to Fall, too.

Leovi said...

Very good pictures of early autumn, I love.

Hilary said...

Oh my.. sounds yummy. On the way home from a few fays away. Will catch up very soon. Hugs to you, Betty.

Chatty Crone said...

The photos were beautiful - I think you are a little ahead of us for fall.

Your menu sounds good.

I don't have anything in particularly planned, but I can tell you it will be busy! lol

Lynn said...

That sounds delicious! I would love to see the recipes.

There's a dinner with friends tonight, walking with friends in the early a.m. tomorrow, book club Sunday, lots of little things. Can't wait!

rainfield61 said...

Happy walking in the green.

And get refresh.

Dennis Evans said...

You have a very good eye! Saturday is my sermon writing day. I tell people my days off are Friday and Sunday. I do preach and lead worship on Sunday, but other people play the organ (or guitars) or teach Sunday School on Sunday. Fall is beautiful but kind of sad at the same time.

Sylvia K said...

I'm looking forward to Fall, too, and while we're still enjoying lovely weather, it is cooler and we're beginning to see some colors! Your apricot mousse sounds delicious!! Have a wonderful weekend, Betty!!

Angel Corrochano said...

Siempre reconfortantes estos matices y detalles.
Un post muy bueno
Buen fin de semana
Un cordial saludo

barbara l. hale said...

Wonderful autumn photos! I love autumn...my favorite time of the year. A quiet weekend here for me...I hope. Have a great one!

TexWisGirl said...

i love fall, even if it is a bit melancholy, too.

Bitch said...

Let's have a very nice autumn with all the wonderful colors around us.
A feast for a photographer!

Wish you a very good weekend and big appetite for cooking and eating!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I used to dislike fall too, mostly because it was a sign that winter was coming, and I really hate winter. But I've warmed up to fall - it's great running weather and I enjoy the leaves and foods of fall. Plus, I no longer have a job where I'm forced to drive in the snow, so that really helps too!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Great autumn photographs Betty.
have a beautiful weekend yourself.
Costas

Farila said...

Great pics Betty, I specially love the black and white one.
I am going for a food workshop tomorrow. Looks like it is going to be a great event.

Bob Bushell said...

Autumn is a lovely time, if its nice and cheery. Your photos are superb.

Ms. A said...

No plans here, hubby is working and it's supposed to be rainy. I'm definitely ready for the cooler weather!

I LOVE that black and white!

Sandy said...

I plan on doing some cooking also this weekend. I have no specific plans so it should be a rather slow paced and peaceful weekend.

Elizabeth Anderson said...

I going to the Mirror Mirror exhibit reception. This is me first juried show and I'm very excited. Other than that we'll be working on taking moss off the roof before the rainy season.

Have a fantastic weekend Betty!

ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

Autumn is coming.
I like eating tasty foods but I don't have time to cook.

Mark said...

Yay to Fall, bye bye humidity. My favorite season for sure, hmmmm, Spring is a close second.

EG CameraGirl said...

Apricot mousse sounds delightful! Wish I could be there to help you eat it but I'll be volunteering at a plant sale on Saturday and hopefully out birding on Sunday. (Raptors are flying south.)

Anonymous said...

Excellent fall pics!!!
Have a great weekend.:-)

Magia da Inês said...

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Ótimas fotos!
Bom fim de semana!!!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.

Pedro Luis López Pérez said...

Autumn is a beautiful season.
I've worked up an appetite with your Post.
Hugs and

Robert Geiss said...

What beauty you found. Thank you for the inspiration very much. So ready for autumn ! Please have a good weekend.

It's me said...

Happy weekend darling...enjoy ...love Ria...xxx...

eileeninmd said...

Hi bett, Lovely images. Your menu for this weekend sounds yummy. I am hoping to do some early morning birding tomorrow. Still hopeing to see some new birds moving thru. And maybe ride my bike on the bike trail. I wish you a happy weekend!

sky-blu-pink said...

Great pics, I love Autumn too. Your culinary plans sound delish! I look forward to reading the recipes on your blog!

El rincón de Ceditas said...

Hermosas fotos!!! Se aproxima el otoño, buena época para fotografíar, el colorido es increible.
Un abrazo

Red Nomad OZ said...

STOP! I'm salivating ... our Autumn is still 6 months away, so I'll just have to enjoy yours from afar!!

Great to see you back!

Linda said...

Great photos for fall! I guess I am ready for it...I really love summer, but will not be sorry for the horrible, intense heat of this past one! Glad to see you back!

Farida said...

The colors of autumn are beautiful: orange, yellow, and the palest of green. Happy weekend! :)

Cloudia said...

how ever did you capture Autumn!


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Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos Betty! Right now, I wish it was Autumn, it's unusually hot here right now. Also, much more humid than usual. We're not used to it at all...

Morgan Nascimento said...

Olá, parabéns pelo blog!
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Obrigado pela atenção

Rosengirl.. said...

Fall is a beautiful time of year .. nice pictures .. Have a nice Saturday .. hugs

Susan Deborah said...

I like the balmy autumn season. I was born in the Autumn.

Have a lovely break from work. Looking forward to know how the cooking went on.

Joy always,
Susan

Nancy Claeys said...

I need to go search out some fall color, Betty. Have a lovely weekend!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots. Love the autumnal colours.

marijke said...

Most important thing is to write letters to get a new job. There is a great chance I will loose my job. But in a country with crisis it's not easy to find another job. I am 54 for and the companies are only looking for people of 16 years old with university and 20 years expercience if you understand what I mean. Never mind there are more terrible things in live. Thanks to god my husband has still his job and the children are old enough that they don't cost an amount of money anymore. The fact is I love to go to work. Being a part of the comunity.
I will read your recipy at tuesday.
Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
Hugs from Holland

marijke said...

What a terrible person I am Betty. forgotten to tell you what a brilliant photo's you have made of autumn arrival.
Hugs Marijke

Amin said...

Hello! Beautiful post!

SandyCarlson said...

These are stunning autumn photos.

Rick said...

A great collection of fall's-almost-here shots, Betty. Especially the b&w one - almost looks like they're walking out of a tunnel.

Leovi said...

Great colors, I love especially the leaves with those tones so beautiful. Greetings and happy Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Some really interesting points you have written. Aided me a lot, just what I was looking for : D.

Betty Manousos said...

rick, fall presents wonderful photography opportunities.

nice observation about the b&w one.
i would never have thought of that though.
thanks!:)

Deb said...

great leave shots...love the black and white photo...thank you for coming by to visit...hope you come back again...

Jim said...

Gorgeous time of year... great photos.

michael said...

Awesome fall leaves!!!
Love fall!

Paige + Shauna said...

thank you for the Autumn treat, my fav. season also.

and yes, fresh tomatoes are so
flavoral and juicy.

ξωτικό said...

Πολύ χάρηκα που σε βρήκα .
Υπέροχα χρώματα , φώς και λεπτομέρειες που μου ταιριάζουν πολύ !!!!

Με το μαγείρεμα όμως έχω μπουχτίσει προς στιγμήν :))))
Καλό φθινόπωρο .

ΥΓ. Στο άλλο μπλόγκ δεν έχεις σχολιασμό ,λάτρεψα την γαρδένια σου !!!!!!

teca said...

Loved!!!!
You're special!!!!

Have a wonderful week.
Hugs and flowers.

Unknown Mami said...

Stellar photographs. I've missed you. Hope all is well.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Brilliant pictures, Betty.
Enjoy a delicious weekend and new week.

Hugs,
xoRobyn

Dina Lettre said...

Those leaves are glorious! We are slowly-but-surely cooling down here in the south. Can't wait to get out with my camera and snap some autumn colors! :)

lorik said...

Thanks for the visit and comments Betty. BTW that lovely shot of autumn leaves would be perfect for Mandarin Orange Monday:))

diane b said...

Great shots of impending Autumn. The light is fabulous. Your cooking suggestions sound delicious, I could eat some right now.

Maple Lane said...

My favorite time of year....and your photos are so nice. I'll be anxious to see your delicious recipes.

Jori said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! I love fall! I am giddy with excitement!

Rui Pires - Olhar d'Ouro said...

Very beautiful pictures dear Betty!!!

Katrina said...

Πολυ ομορφες φωτογραφιες!!!Ελλαδα!!

Emm said...

Betty - I hope that you are well and that your arm is fixed again! Your photos in this post are just incredible! Autumn was once my least favourite season too but I learned to embrace it last year, to understand the need for the autumn in the earth's life cycle.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Gorgeous photos and thank you for your kind comment on my blog!! Autumn has always been my favourite month. I love the colours, the coolness in the air, the end of all the garden and yard work and mosquitoes. I love hearing the sand hill cranes and seeing all the geese flying south - my list could go on and on :)

Catherine said...

Fall is my favorite time of year. I just wished it lasted longer.
Terrific shots!
xo Catherine

Randy said...

Oh the food sounds marvelous. I just love figs. These shots a wonderful. I really love the b/w shot of the people walking.

carol smith said...

Such gorgeous shots. I can really feel that autumn is just around the corner. I can't wait.
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Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Olá Betty, belas fotografias...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Craver Vii said...

I love, love, love those brown maple leaves in the first photograph!!!

ANRAFERA said...

Fotografías llenas de detalles otoñales.
Que tengas un feliz otoño. Saludos.
Ramón

Jesús said...

Ya tenemos encima el otoño, muestra de ello son los detalles que nos enseñas en tus fotos.

Saludos.

:.tossan® said...

Wat een prachtige foto's van deze prachtige serie, ik vond het geweldig.
Een kus

ritsa said...

i love Fall! Your fall pics are so inviting!

michael said...

Beautiful Fall pictures!
well done.
ciao!

Georgia said...
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KikiMo said...

Awesome!:D

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