Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Five - Fall

Today's Friday Five is all about fall and word association, so here are a few of the things I think of when I think about fall.

Sweaters - I love good, warm, fluffy sweaters. And unfortunately I don't live in an area where I can wear them all the time. So wearing my sweaters is a treat! My favorite sweater right now is a dark purple that is kind of a looser knit and has a hood and a kangaroo pocket on the front. It's perfect. I will probably break it out next week!

Changing Leaves - I love watching the leaves change colors. Whether it was the Japanese maple in our yard or the huge tree that turned yellow. I love watching the changes and the colors. I can't really pinpoint what it is about it except for the promise of changes to come.

County Fair - The county fair was always HUGE in my hometown. We had a parade. We got a day off from school. There were quilts and canned goods and pies and animals and produce. I always said I would enter a photo but haven't ever done it. Maybe one day...

Pumpkins - I loved going to the pumpkin patch when I was young (like pre-school or kindergarten) but for most of my elementary years and beyond, we grew our own. There are several old photos of my brother and me posing by these pumpkins that we probably could have hidden inside if we hollowed it out! I also have a special place in my heart for the tiny pumpkins that are too tiny to do anything but look cute or maybe be painted!

Brunswick Stew - This was always my mom's "famous" recipe that people asked for all the time. We typically only made it in the fall because it's warm and hearty and a lovely food for watching football games! There's nothing special about it why it can't be made all the time, it's just sort of what we did! I'm going to make some in the near future, so stay tuned for the recipe!


  1. Sweaters, yes! and Fall Festivals--a great thing about New England that doesn't seem as prevalent here in the mid-south. Maybe I'm just missing the advertising. My Mom had a standard stew recipe that I still make. Man, y'all are making me hungry with your answers!

  2. Sandy, I loved the way you did this FF. Brunswick Stew sounds delicious.

  3. I love the additions of sweaters and Brunswick Stew to the list. I immediately think of what sweaters I'll make for the little ones...and I love the smell of Brunswick Stew on a crisp fall day.

  4. Sweaters - my favourite part of the season, mostly because my dear departed mother always made sure she had knit a new warm one for this time of year.

  5. Lovely Sandy ! great images of Fall !
    and insite into a bit more of you :))
    thx for posting ...
    i did mine late in the day following school but it IS done !

  6. Even tho you did misunderstand my directions (lol) I think I might like YOUR words better!