The autumnal light is fading slightly this month...
I've noticed more rainy days, breezy winds and fog.
Wearing layers to chase the chill...
a camisole underneath my cashmere sweater with warm wool socks and scarves.
The down puffer coat has made several appearances and I purchased a wool beret for my walks.
Made by The Canadian Hat Company.
I had my hairdresser chop off about 3 inches of my Covid Coiffure!
It feels so much healthier and the lightness has freed up some of the curls.
What a difference!
A little pampering goes a LONG way to make one feel better.
There are a few geraniums still blooming on the front porch.
I crave a pop of colour in the Fall and Winter.
Calicarpia aka Beauty Berry
A fall flowering bush brightens up a corner of the Humble Bungalow Garden.
This weekend Mr. HB and I ventured out to the garden centre...
We were looking for a wreath for the front door.
We didn't find a wreath but we did find some Noble Fir boughs and Ilex red berries
A little festive cheer at the foot of the stairs.
A cheerful pop of colour!
I popped the cuttings in the tool box on the front porch table.
(waste not want not!)
We also purchased an Olive tree...
this purchase was inspired by our friend Julie who used some olive leaves to decorate her dining table when she hosted us for dinner.
Julie is a fabulous cook and she has a flair for home decor...
her home is an oasis of calm and she has recently redone it with soft greys and French style furnishings.
A feast for the eyes...
We brought some wine from The Pender Island Sea Star Winery.
Dungeness Crab Cake with Remoulade sauce...
succulent and so flavourful.
Goat cheese deep fried atop cherry tomatoes with pine nuts
then drizzled with a balsamic reduction.
Salmon served with rice, asparagus and carrots
and a delicious
Beurre butter sauce
Dessert was from the Italian bakery...
fig and apple tarts.
Dinner was incredible...one for the memory book.
Thank you Julie!
We've got a busy couple of weeks planned with all kinds of events.
Looking forward to reclaiming our social life and activities in a safe way.
My knitting group is going to reconvene...
we are going out for dinner with our darling daughter and her husband.
Heading to the Art Gallery for an exhibit, meeting friends for a Happy Hour, coffee with the gals and a tea planned for next month at Butchart Gardens.
Thank you for stopping by The Humble Bungalow Blog.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~