Sunday, September 30, 2012


The bright and beautiful hues of crimson, copper, bronze, burgundy, scarlet, goldenrod, pumpkin, mustard and canary are contrasting with the evergreens at the lake, and  I love baking bread at this time of the year. Life really slows down at our camp in the Adirondacks, so I tried a new recipe for Zucchini Bread from the Penzeys catalog. It's different from any zucchini bread that I have had, and includes bananas, brown sugar, some wheat flour, applesauce and only 1/2 cup of oil. My family and friends gave it five stars.

I've been adding little hints of  fall to my garden and deck. The potted rosemary is now sharing its space with a gourd to dress it up for fall. 

The bird bath is now being used for hubbard squash and decorative gourds. I added some azalea leaves and branches. The azalea and dogwood are showing their fall colors. 

Potted plants are being adorned with pumpkins.

The purples in the garden are still thriving, and give a nice burst of color to the fall display.

This old wooden box was hiding in the garage, and is a great container for pansies, bittersweet and azalea branches. 

Thank you for stopping by! I'm joining Alison at The Polo House for Favorites on the First and the theme is Fall Decor.
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..


  1. Debbie, it really looks like fall at your place! I love all of the accents that you've added!

  2. Oh, to have those gorgeous fall colors. We have very little fall color, but recent rain has brought us much cooler temps. For that we are indeed happy. ;-)
    The zucchini bread looks delicious. A friend brought over fresh apple bread yesterday. It's disappearing quickly. ~ Sarah

  3. Gorgeous autumn accents at your place. Stunning views. The bread looks delicious!

  4. Oh, Debbie, your Fall photos are outstanding! I especially love the zucchini bread in the colorful leaves. It seems you've put a lot of pretty touches to your yard. I hop you have a happy week *_*

  5. I love all your fall decorations, and the bread looks good, and so pretty in that pan. xo

  6. If your family gave this 5 stars I have to try it! I have some bananas that I need to use too :)

    Lovely displays and containers, Debbie! I finally got one fall container planted but don't have any pumpkins yet. I may wait until after we get back from our little trip.

  7. Debbie, that bread looks delicious and how interesting to add bananas and applesauce. I am sure those flavors make the zucchini bread moist and yummy. Love the pan, too. Your fall decorations are very nice. I like the birdbath filled with pumpkins and gourds. The old box is pretty filled with gorgeous colored things from nature. -------------- Shannon

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  9. Love your photo with the birch trees - beautiful! Bread looks delish, too!

  10. I have a little bit of rosemary..that gourd looks great with it, I need to do that, too!

  11. It looks very pretty! Everything is still very green and summery here.
    Are you going to cook that big hubbard squash?
    Your bread looks pretty all dressed up!

  12. How pretty, Debbie! Love your garden! Your photos are gorgeous!......Christine

  13. Your photos are AMAZING Debbie!!!

    I am thinking, though I have never been, that fall in the Adirondacks must be the most spectacular changing leaves color show on earth! Thanks for sharing all your images. Wow!

    I am going to have to try your 5-star pumpkin-zucchini bread. Sounds great!

    Thanks so much for linking up this month, Debbie.


  14. Debbie~ What glorious fall color and beautiful watery reflections! We have to wait til the end of October for ours. Your zucchini bread sounds wonderful with the addition of bananas and applesauce! Love your planted wooden box :)

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