Portrait Of Fall

Portrait Of Fall

*By Alora M. Knight*

Looking out my window
In October’s golden light, 
I see a beauty unsurpassed,
A truly lovely sight.

Leaves are saying soft good-byes
As they come floating down
To make a nature’s carpet
Of yellow, red, and brown.

Mountain tops, now turned to white,
Forewarn of winter chills,
While trees, like golden rivers,
Wind their way up through the hills.

Throughout our world’s creation
You will ever find it thus,
Kaleidoscopes of color,
In God’s hand, the artist’s brush.

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Cozy

The weather is dreadful today, the rain and wind caused the cancellation of one of my favorite fall Festivals in downtime Annapolis. The upside, it gave me time to just cozy up the house a little more without feeling guilty about doing nothing “productive” outside the house. So while I’m enjoying my pretty living room, with a book, a warm drink and my Cider Lane candle, come on inside…

Cozy in the dining room.

Cozy in the living room.

More cozy in the living room.

Cozy in the front hallway.

Cozy with Hello Kitty and cotton candy.

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The Smell of Fall

The house smells like fall today! It is very comforting. You just want to curl up with a book and inhale the aroma of this yummy apple crisp just baking away in the oven. It is so easy to make and so easy to personalize…the candied ginger is all my doing! Next time maybe coconut…or caramel…or white chocolate…image the possibilities…

The usual Cast of Characters

1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 cups apples – peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoon chopped candied ginger
  • The Steps to Glory
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8-inch square pan.
    2. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, oats, flour and butter and candied ginger. Mix until crumbly. Place half of crumb mixture in pan.
    3. Spread the apples evenly over crumb mixture. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and top with remaining crumb mixture.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown.

    Enjoy with your favorite angel…

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