I'm seeing a lot of farewell to summer in blogland, but this gal does not have any Fall Fever yet. We spend weekends at the lake and the hummingbirds entertained us. Does anyone remember "touch-me-nots" from their childhood? As children, we would touch the plant when the capsules of seeds were ripe, and they burst forth spreading more plants-to-be.
The hummingbirds are a frequent visitor to Jewelweed, which is a native species of Impatiens. I read recently, that if you get stung by nettles, the jewelweed is always growing nearby. Some folks grind it up in the blender and put it in an ice-cube tray, and have some ice-cubed jewelweed to rub on their skin for rashes or irritations.
Wanna go on one final summer picnic with me? Enamelware is perfect for picnics.
I love surprises, so you can imagine how I felt when I received a birthday package from a dear friend I met through blogging and discovered these HAND MADE butterfly napkins to coordinate with the MacKenzie-Childs plates.
Labor Day Weekend is the last hurrah for us. Joe is a teacher and starts school next Tuesday. We continue to go to the lake through the month of October and the weather will be changing soon.
A picnic is not complete without dessert right?
I was looking for something quick and easy, and Strawberry Apple Pie sounded delightful. The recipe is from Ricardo in Canada, and was shared on La Table De Nana's blog.
The photos below have been in my camera since July. Our get togethers are very casual in the summer, so I stack salad and dessert plates with a paper napkin in between. Everyone helps themselves ;o)
I hope you are having a nice summer. This is about the best summer I can remember. Sunshine and low humidity almost all summer. With this post, I am joining Cuisine Kathleen for her Farewell to Summer Table Challenge, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday.
Thanks for stopping by!