I write posts in my head all the time but sometimes they don't get finished. Sometimes, there are just too many things I want to post about. Sometimes, I don't have any pictures!
Last week, we tried a new recipe: corn chowder. I am sure corn chowder is familiar to many of you, but to me it was new. I love it! In fact, all three boys cleaned their bowls. We tried Tyler Florence's recipe, it was delicious. I have a picture but it just doesn't do justice to the dish. I don't believe the words 'corn chowder' are all that enticing but maybe I'll get better pictures next time I make it. I will tell you, we used fresh thyme and parsley from our garden. This is the first year I've grown parsley. I didn't know it was going to stick around after the first frost, but I'm glad it has.
I've been knitting lots. I am working on a sample piece and at least three Christmas presents. I've been playing, and experimenting, with my camera. Yesterday, the boys and I went to a park after school and had a little walk around with the camera. We had our first snow this past week. This is the latest I can ever remember having our first snow.
Today, I received several packages, Christmas presents I'd ordered. I also received a catalog in the mail today, for Heirloom Roses. All of my rose plants are from Heirloom Roses, I believe I have four. One thing I really like about them is they rate the fragrancy of the roses so you know if you're getting one that will really have a nice scent. I never realized that some roses don't really smell, and I didn't know how many kinds of smells they have - citrusy, cloves, "old rose", and more. I was going to put up some rose pictures but that seems wrong because a) we should enjoy November for November's sake and b) if you're not enjoying November weather it will just make you long for summer flowers all the more! However, I may put up some rose pictures in January, when I'm planning my garden for spring, and missing the sunshine. Scrolling through my past 'Garden' posts, I see I have not posted many rose pictures. I'll have to work on those for next year.
Well, that's what I've been up to. I've also enjoyed reading tons of creative, inspiring blogs, and not even taken the time to comment. Perhaps I'll have more to say in a few days, maybe some new pictures. For now, I hope you're enjoying November!