Friday, October 5, 2007

Caterpillars, Critters, Cakes and other Things











Well, I have not posted in over a week which for me is unusual. I have been busy with my annual cleaning/organizing/ painting frenzy :). Plus I have been playing cribbage online, something I have not done in a long long time. I love the game, any cribbage players out there? I play on pogo.com, I used to play on the zone.com but they quit offering cribbage a couple of years ago. And I have been making candles, so I guess I have all kinds of reasons for my lack of posting. As I mentioned in a previous post I brought my Brugs inside because it was so windy and they were getting knocked over all the time. They scented my house for over a week, which was wonderful. The Blackswallow tail caterpillars are gone, I hope they have spun the chrysalis and are safe for the winter but if they did, I can't find them. It is hot and humid again, which I hate, I want some fall weather. I included a picture of a molasses cake I baked and a couple of pics of the four legged kids just to share.
We are going to Wisconsin tomorrow for apples, cheese curds and picture taking, I think it is a bit early for optimum fall color but we have other plans for the next two weekends so it is this weekend or the last weekend of the month. I hope to have some fall pictures of the Mississippi to post.

9 comments:

Shady Gardener said...

We're leaving for Wisconsin tomorrow too! Will have some interesting pictures to post, I hope! Have a great time and enjoy the colors!

Me said...

Wow! The Brugmansia are beautiful. I think the photo of the caterpillars is absolutely lovely.

IBOY said...

Gorgeous brug pictures... and a lot of work!

don

Paula said...

Molasses cake? Yum!! Great caterpillar photo. :-]

Mark said...

Those buds in the third picture look like some sort of sweet. I do envy you for the colours you get in the Autum, it is getting better her though so musn't grumbble.

kate said...

I would happily change places with you!! It is cold here - the leaves are mostly gone. I loved your pictures of the Brugmansia and the animals, all looking comfy.

I'd also love a piece of your Molasses Cake!

Ki said...

The brugs at night are quite wonderful - very showy against the dark background.

Mmmm, anything with molasses seems to be quite addictive. We can't seem to stop eating spice cookies or gingerbread when we make them so we haven't made them in some time. Since it's that time of the year for some gingerbread we'll have to dig up the old recipe soon. Thanks for the reminder. ;)

LostRoses said...

I wish I had an annual cleaning frenzy, hasn't happened in years! But if there had been blogging back then, I'm sure it would have hampered my cleaning time.

Another cribbage player here, but very infrequently nowadays. I've played online once or twice too, not quite the same since you don't really have to count but that's a bonus for me!

kris said...

Pretty flowers. The critters look very relaxed!! And that cake looks totally yummy!