Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Treating the senses


Yesterday was one of those perfect Indian summer days: warm, breezy, killer blue sky with lots of beautiful clouds, some fall color coming from our oak bushes that abound, and the aroma of banana bread wafting from the oven.


First I treated myself to some small blueberry muffins.  I couldn't resist the urge to photograph them with the oaks screaming fall in the fact, I did one of my little iPhone things and quickly sent it off to a dear friend in India that I am hoping to entice into coming back to live with us.  Then, while these were cooling, I brought out the big guns...nine rather large, semi-smooshy bananas, and into the Kitchen Aid they went, emerging from our oven a couple hours later in the form of three loaves of fresh banana bread. 

For those of you coming to Wool Festival this coming weekend, the weather reports are predicting beautiful weather for your weekend.  Be sure to remember it can be quite cold in the mornings and evenings, so bring a jacket or heavy sweater.  The fall color on the surrounding peaks is beautiful, and if the predicted cold snap tomorrow doesn't freeze them out, you should be treated to glorious color, as well.

I am leaving tomorrow for a five day retreat.  I'm packing my sketch books, a little knitting, my cameras, and a book or two.  If I'm missing seeing you this weekend while you're in Taos, I apologize.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend in Taos!


shawn said...

oh a 5 day retreat sounds just perfect. have a lovely time. xxx

lisa said...

Hi there! i will miss you this weekend! Just tried to e-mail you but it bounced back. e-mail me if you please!!! ... xoxox Lisa

Penni said...

Treating the senses indeed! Enjoy your retreat!

RuthieJ said...

Mmmmmm, I can almost smell those muffins.
Enjoy your retreat Martie. Looking forward to pictures!

Mickey said...

I love your photos and descriptions - they even make me feel homesick (and I'm at home!)