We have had a great summer for flowers…but I’m not too sad to see the hot humid weather leave us…This vine that is growing up our front porch turned out to be amazing…It is a morning glory vine, which didn’t give us any flowers, but that vine, I’ll be sorry to see it go…My backyard impatiens came out particular vivid and lush this summer…I will be sorry to see them go too…And this morning glory vine over the garage window bloomed a little but is definitely on its way out…This is a Mandevilla vine…I had them on the Cape too and they did amazing…it will be hard to say goodbye to these also!!White hydrangea or snowball bush…This beautiful specimen is near my mom’s house, we enjoy looking at it when it explodes white blooms in summer and then in the fall, when the blooms turn to blush like the photo!!These are my white hydrangeas…not quite as impressive as the one in my mom’s neighborhood…But this beautiful bouquet came out of it… Look how lovely the flowers are close up and they turn that luscious blush color… And they can be dried and last a few years…this bowl is filled with blush blooms that were picked last fall… Simply put your flowers, that have already started to turn blush, in a vase with water…after about three weeks they will start drying out, then you don’t need water…and then you don’t have to say goodbye to them🤗 I’ve cut the stems off of these blossoms and filled an antique bowl with them, it adds to the look of my antique decor!!
Now for the chocolate…This is Trader Joe’s Chocolate Salted Caramel cake mix in a mug!! It comes with 2 packets of cake mix and 4 caramels…
Just mix the cake mix with water in your mug, cook in microwave for 20 seconds, put 2 caramels in the middle of mixture and microwave for 20 more seconds…And there you have a gooey salted chocolate caramel yummy treat!! ONLY 350 calories!!!Perfect for a cold rainy night, watching the first episode of this season’s Dancing with the Stars…2 of my guilty pleasures!!!
It’s not so hard to say goodbye to summer when you can sit in front of a roaring fire or watch a good movie or read a captivating book on a cold winter night with some nice gooey chocolate!!
Another goodbye…After almost 70 years in her home, my mom says goodbye to it and moved into assisted living today…It went well💗