weather And autumn's best of cheer. ~ Helen Hunt Jackson ~
The summer flowers are quickly fading away making room for some fall bloomers. I have even seen a few trees that are turning colors already. The weather man is predicting some much cooler weather this week, and it sounds like a bit of frost is
I am currently in Wisconsin waiting on the arrival of a new grandbaby (due last week!). My daughter and I have been doing quite a bit of walking in the local parks and to a small botanical garden. Most of their summer flowers are spent but we saw some gorgeous vines with flowers. In particular was a Sweet Autumn Clemantis. I did not realize there was a late summer blooming clemantis and is it wonderful! Full of small, white, fragrant flowers that filled up an entire arched trellis. I am thinking that I need to find a good starter and plant that in my garden.
Today we stopped at a small cafe called Harmony Cafe and had some yummy chicken salad on croissant along with a wonderful iced tea. The tea was a house specialty called Evening in Missoula and flavored with peppermint, vanilla, anise and spearmint. It smelled great and got me thinking it might make a really nice soap scent.
Prior to driving to Wisconsin I was busy making several fall scented soaps. Two batches with pumpkin puree, one with a pumpkin lager and one without the added beer. Also some great smelling apple scented soaps. These are now curing on the racks and will be ready early in October. When I return to Michigan it will be time to start the Christmas soaps. I've orderd some nice scents like Cranberry Spice and Frankinsense and Ginger and a few other surprises.
Till then I wll be here with the expectant family waiting .....