To Amuse and Delight

Sunday, October 24, 2010

more and more books

Library book sales are a favorite excursion of mine and thankfully for the rest of my family too.  To us a good time is stopping at a cafe, then hitting a book sale. This month seems to be when all of of our local libraries unload their treasures, and we oblige them by buying them. I feel like a squirrel storing up for the long winter. Here are some of last weeks goodies. 

Yesterday's outing also yielded an excellent assortment.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Harvest Vegetable Quilt

Our family has two favorite places where we take our regular nature walks, one of them is Stone Barns. As the seasons change there is always something new to discover. After a walk through the woods we were poking around the farm and came upon these fall veggies all sorted and laid out. We all said at the same time “It looks like a quilt!”. Of course I had to take lots of pictures. I am toying with the idea of making a real quilt based on them. 

Afterwards we went into the greenhouse, and even the future salads growing there seem to be in a quilt-like pattern. Tasty and beautiful.