As they say…what a difference a day makes.
We were gifted with a gorgeous day, yesterday. Today is another story. At 5 AM it is 15 degrees. Not as cold as it was a couple of weeks ago, but much colder than yesterday, when we enjoyed temperatures in the 50 degree range.
We took advantage of the beautiful sunny day by going for a wonderful drive in the country.
Here is a photo, from yesterday, of the farm where J’s Mother lived as a young girl. The barn, chicken house and a cistern are the same today as they were when she lived here. Currently there is a modern house and newer fence.
You can see by the gorgeous sky, just how beautiful our day was.
Even though we had a Winter weather reprieve over the weekend, the season is here to stay a couple more months. This means I am still going to be setting cozy tables and serving comfort food for awhile.
I have a couple of fun projects in the works, but nothing very big until Spring, when we focus our attention outdoors.
Last week I told you about my latest Home Goods find, Spode Italian cake plate and dessert forks.
This week I set a dessert table beside the dining room window, using the new forks and plate.
Instant Mocha Cappuccino topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup, served in a cute demitasse cup, proves you don’t have to go to a lot of work and worry to make dessert special.
A vanilla pudding cake from Kroger, Redi Whip, and a square of Aldi chocolate are further proof, dessert does not have to be big, expensive, and time consuming to be pretty and delicious.
And by the way, speaking of Aldi, I like their brilliant merchandising, placing the chocolate and wine right there near the entrance door; pretty difficult to resist and I don’t even try.
Just over a month from now, I will be celebrating my 7th year in blogging and commencing the 8th.
I continue learning every day. I am still enjoying the process of photography and putting together posts about our life stories and adventures in elder (oh my, I used the forbidden word) living.
I hope you will continue stopping by the Back Porch to see what we are doing around the house and along the journey.
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BPM is a wonderful creative outlet for this 70 year old wife, mother, grandmother, who is absolutely delighted with life in her golden years.
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