Sep 23, 2011

Happy Fall Y'All!


At the door, we gladly greet
The Autumnal Equinox;
Not to say that Summer heat
Will surrender as Fall knocks.

—Karen June Miller

Many of you will relate to this poem as I heard that Arizona is in the triple digits today! Albeit, Fall has officially arrived. Here in Idaho City, leaves are beginning to litter the ground and mornings are chilly.

I spotted the above photo in Vegetarian Times and immediately began to fire up the oven for roasting. A friend gave me some butternut squash that was grown in the garden of one of her Nampa neighbors. I sliced it into half moons, and tossed it with olive oil and Jamaican Jerk Rub (Pampered Chef). This became the main and only dish for a meatless meal.

NOTE: The "pumpkin pie" image is free wallpaper that I found while sorting through autumnal images. Use it for your own Fall fun!

Sep 18, 2011

A Retreat With a View

Our Women's Retreat was last weekend in Garden Valley, Idaho. I forgot my Nikon camera, so my iPhone preserved the moment.

We were surrounded by mountain ridges, a river, a small manmade lake, and gorgeous valley terrain.

This was the view between the lodge and the river. The only thing that would have made things prettier is a bluer sky, which was compromised by an ongoing fire further up the mountain.

I took these 2 shots (above and below) before our Sunday morning session. I love the reflection of foliage on this little lake. It somewhat nudged me to be reflective as well.