Thursday, October 6, 2011

raindrops on roses...

a few 
of my favorite things!

It is  officially fall.
We went from 90 degrees last weekend
to 54  yesterday and today.

Rain, gray skies, fuzzy blankets, 
space heaters,
and baking goodies.

My girl and I made this 
caramel-apple-upside-down cake
(found on pinterest)

recipe found here

Fall cleaning has begun,

my first soup of the year is simmering on the stove,


white pumpkins are promised for the weekend.

I am  hoping there will  be just a few more roses.

I am enjoying every. last. one.
Have  you been following any of the 
31 days postings?

There are over 700 posters.

Here a few that jumped out at me:

31 days to rebuilding your house and your heart
at life in grace
(you might remember that Edie's home burned to the ground last Christmas)

31 days to change the world
at chatting at the sky

31 days of lovely limitations
at Nesting Place

31 days of purging
at marla taviona .com

and my favorite

31 days of letting go
at flower patch farmgirl
but then again I love everything this girl writes.


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Yes it is certainly autumn. Beautiful pictures. Yummy cake!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Loved this gorgeous post! Those roses are so full and ruffly, I thought they were peonies! I love your description of early fall days at your house. So satisfying, aren't they!? And comforting, and cozy!
PS: I've been loving FPFG too!

kpaints said...

Totally love that first rose photo....WOW!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Fall!
I so need to taste that cake it looks yummy,

debi said...

Rene, your photos are stunning! I love your beautiful roses, especially that first photo. Beautiful!

And I'm sitting here, in the middle of the night, wishing I had the ingredients to bake that upside-down cake. It looks sinfully decadent.

It's me said...

Beautiful rosses!! yammie cake...wowwww.....happy from

Beverly said...

Good morning.....lovely post. Sad to see the roses leave, but there is the promise of more around the Spring. Warm soup and apple cake are two of my favorite fall things. You have inspired me to do a bit of cooking today.

Have a wonderful weekend,

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Your roses are lovely! ♥

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Gorgeous gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing with us :)

Leah C said...

Oh how i love your roses:)

White Whimsy said...

Your blog is just beautiful and the pictures of that apple carmel upside down cake made my mouth water. I will have to make that recipe for sure. I am happily one of your newest followers.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog!! I always enjoy reading about your family and what-all y'all are up to!!
Your roses are STILL so beautiful..
mine died long ago from the deep heat in Louisiana this summer...I am envious of you who live in places cool enough to have those gorgeous roses all summer! And PINK!
My favorites!
The cake looked delicious...I bet it was good with a cup of coffee, or tea....we Louisina people love our Community Coffee!! LOL
Have a happy week and enjoy the roses while they last....
Hugs, Francy

sissie said...

Oh that cake looks yummy. And the roses are so shabby lovely.


Karen's Place said...

Such a warm welcome to Fall, from the first rose photo, the cake drizzleing and screaming delicious. What a lovely blog.

Victorian1885 said...

Love your photography! I am off to copy your recipe..looks so yummy! Have a great weekend!


Ivy and Elephants said...

That cake looks super yummy! Fall certainly is the time for nesting.
Glad for sweat pants and fuzzy sweaters. Ahh ....Fall!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

your pink roses are so pretty. They are so ruffly they look like peonies....just gorgeous.

A Cottage Muse said...

I want a piece of that cake for breakfast with my coffee!
I haven't checked out any of the 31 posts yet...thanks for sharing some of your favorites!

rosarod said...

Hi Renee, that beautiful roses, you're lucky! and your desserts look gloriously delicious! greetings, Rose Marie

Leann said...

Beautiful roses Rene! Reminds me to go check my bush for a few fall straglers:)

Love your blog!


Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

The rose photos are beautiful, especially the first one. I'm salivating as I write this comment on your sinfully delicious looking cake. Great combination-apples and caramel.

Amy Kinser said...

That cake looks wonderful! I just started a pot of vegetable beef soup for tonight's dinner. I love the ease and comfort of a good pot of soup.

FredaB said...

WOW - That cake sure looks great. Best looking dessert I have seen in a while.

I copied the recipe and have to remember to check KA site more often.

I had 5 apples left after eating some and I made baked apples this afternoon. They will be our treat for tonight.

Enjoy the roses. Yours are always beautiful.


FredaB said...

Your first photo of the roses is the most gorgeous photo I have even seen of them:) OMG it is just beautiful. It would look so great framed. And that cake,unbelievable how delicious it looks. lol I'm so hungry now:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Anonymous said...

Hi Renee
Your photos are always so beautiful, thank you for sharing
Have you moved the sweet cabinet in the house yet ? :)

Liz said...

That cake looks amazing! :)

Love baking with a daughter!! :)


Fairfield House said...

Your roses are pure lusciousness! I'm gathering my last blooms from the garden. Autumn is my favorite season. That cake looks delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Your Friend,

Barbara Jean said...

all looks so fun. too bad not much time any more for blogging.
I'm so busy have not even had time to miss it, much. =)

Off to stroll around more.


Sugah Beez said...

Your roses are breathtaking! Going to check out the other 31 posts. Have a great week! xxoo Heidi

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

So beautiful and the cake looks delicious!