Elle and I walked down to the buckeye tree on Saturday and picked up the ones that had fallen from the large buckeye tree. Before you can get the buckeye you have to remove its sharp pointed nut shelling. Nature has a way of helping you crack the shell a bit after if falls from the tree so that you have an easier time of opening it to get the treasured buckeye. After we returned home I shot that picture. Aren't they pretty? I think so. There is a variety of folklore stories surrounding the strange looking nut. This is a great resource site I found. I've always been fascinated by natures many bouties. We have a large selection of natural plant species to choose from here in the central mid-west. That's one of the reasons I love living here!
It's kind of a low key day today. Mondays always are @ Bittersweet. The weekend seemed short as it usually does and Monday always tags along on Sunday's shirt tails it seems. It's nice to have the luxury and blessing of easing into the work week.
I'm also easing into autumn...
A few of my favorite things... The fennel and orange soap smells oh so nice! Around here it's referred to as the "fall reserve." It makes a brief appearance and does not return until the following year, sometimes.
On Saturday a customer brought me some of here homemade bread. She grinds the wheat herself and it contains 7 different grains and seeds. My kind of bread! It's dense and tasty and I detect a hint of honey. I happily traded soap for bread, happily! She shared two loaves and I thought one should go in the freezer as we usually don't eat a lot of bread around here. On Sunday I took the extra loaf from the freezer! I made these veggie burgers and served them on a couple of yummy toasted slices. By the way, this is the best veggie burger recipe in the world! I top them with fresh avocado slices like the picture and make the Chipotle mayo to spread on top of the toasty bread.
I have been making the wide leg trousers. Only have a couple of pairs made. I took the second pair by my friend Julie's vintage boutique. She fell in love with them! Now I have only one lonely pair in the shop and I'm seriously pondering thoughts of transporting them to my closet! You may remember the long pants.
I believe they were called "Saturday Pant" then. I love the large wide leg on these pants. They're super comfy. I can see the pair at the shop topped with a cute sweater or cardigan and fall boots below the hem. When you walk, the extra wide legs sway to and fro, very Greta Garbo. You may remember, I was inspired to make the pants after watching the movie "The Color Purple." Do you remember the shop scene?
one size pants from The Color Purple (1985) by Anyclip
I'm always fascinated by what inspires me. Love this movie!
Enjoy caring and sharing fall days.