Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Indian Summer

A breezy porch-sitting day.
The temperatures have warmed, to the point where Summer days have returned.
It's a day to busy myself doing chores, and putting a summer's garden to rest.
Pumpkin bread bakes, the aroma is intoxicatingly delicious, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger.
Chili cooking is put on hold, indulging in light salads and fruit plates instead.
The air conditioner continues to hum.




An early American writer described Indian Summer well when he wrote, "The air is perfectly quiescent and all is stillness, as if Nature, after her exertions during the Summer, were now at rest."
      ~ John Bradbury 1817

7 comments:

DJan said...

So wonderful! Indian Summer is a real blessing, and you portray it perfectly. :-)

Merlesworld said...

Sounds pretty good to me.
Merle..........

Susie said...

Jo, I hope there's an Indian Summer in Nov. LOL. I see a wee little pumpkin teapot. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Collie222 said...

It's one of my favorite times of year, but it always seems to pass so quickly into Winter.

Henny Penny said...

Your posts are beautiful! I've just read the last three. I love the little frog sitting on the bigger frog. We had three nice cool days in August, which is not normal, and ever since it has been hot and humid. 90 predicted for today and it is very humid. We really need a little fall weather. I'm afraid we are going to jump right into winter weather soon. :) and I love fall!

L. D. said...

Our dog gets too warm when it warms up outside so we are flipping the air on and the heat on to keep everyone happy. It is the month, my last month before the frigid air and snow starts.

L. D. said...

Yes, it is like a nice medium warm autumn day. We too are tuning air on and then heat on through out these days. Barney can’t take the heat.