Tuesday, September 19, 2017

It's Very Much Summer


Our summer came late. Rather than having it in July and August, it was rescheduled for the second half of September. The weather has been gorgeous, no rain in the forecast.  Forecast is for 90 degrees on Wednesday ;o) The trees still have a lot of leaves, even though there is a pool of colored leaves at the end of our camp driveway. If I had guess, and this all depends on the weather of course, I would predict that peak foliage at our camp will be September 27. Since that is on a week day, we will go for our annual foliage drive this weekend. 


Over the weekend, I foraged for some colorful leaves and made leaf place settings. Just for fun, saw the idea in my new Beekman Almanac. I love simple! The colors will fade, but my original thought was to use them for Thanksgiving so I will press the leaves between wax paper when I make more this weekend.

Friday evening, using rib eye steaks from the local Windecker Farm, we enjoyed the savory spin and gave this recipe a thumbs up. Rib Eye Steak Palermo Style served with Salt Potatoes. Another winning cookbook from the Beekman1802 Boys.

Enjoy your week!
xo
Debbie
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

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  1. Very pretty! It looks like you're getting some color Debbie, the leaves seem to just be turning brown here-enjoy:@)

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    1. Lynn, I hope you end up with some colored leaves!

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  2. Pretty fall color, and I love the stack of leaves at the place settings. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Ricki Jill! It was great sitting outdoors putting the stacks of leaves together and reading magazines after a crazy week at work.

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  3. Adorable plate - we are heading up there later they week to see the foliage!

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    1. We received the plate as a wedding gift, and we use it all the time at camp. Enjoy your trek to see the foliage!

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  4. Deb, Your leaf stacks are beautiful! I see a tiny X -- did you stitch them together? I put my leaves in between wax paper in a book to try to keep them fresh and that sometimes works. I agree about the summer this year! Very few hot days in July and August, and now that I'm ready for the crispy days of fall the temps are in the 80s. Hoping the next hurricane doesn't make it up here! Linda

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    1. Hi Linda! I used a needle threaded with embroidery floss to stitch the X in the center to secure them. Simple pleasures ;o)

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  5. Love it all, Debbie. The season, the food, the crafty leaves. Enjoy the ride!

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  6. Love your photos, and your pretty plate with the mix of flatware, Debbie. The leaf stacks are beautiful and great idea to press them for Thanksgiving. It's going to be near 100 today, but the 80's are coming next week. Yea!! xx

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  7. OH so pretty! Our leaves are falling but only because they've turned brown and shriveled from the summer heat! Love that cute plate! The leaf stack is gorgeous!
    Jenna

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  8. So pretty Debbie. We may or may not get fall, depending on how dry it is. Now, my yard still is summer with everything green from all the rain and still a few flower blooming. Hope we'll get some fall color but that won't happen until Nov. Love the pretty plate..........

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  9. Beautiful post Debbie. The leaves are stunning. What a great idea! The food looks amazing. The book looks like a wonderful addition. xo

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