Saturday, September 26, 2009

autumn

I am ready to accept that autumn is here. My sister bought me a cute bird bath on Vancouver Island and I was all prepared to put it outside when I spied all the leaves dotting the lawn and decided that perhaps its best to wait until next summer. I collected some drying lavender and bee balm to capture the smell of summer and bring it indoors for a few more days.

The weather turned this afternoon - the sun disappeared and the wind picked up creating spinning funnels of twigs, leaves and bits of grass. I celebrated the changing season by cooking a meal my sister suggested as I was leaving her house today: roasted chicken breast topped with caramelized red onions, fennel and diced apples coupled with some roasted red baby potatoes. It's a perfect meal for an autumn day, especially when accompanied by a great, light tasting red wine.

Have a great weekend everyone.