Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Little This n That

Good morning blogger buddies. I found a few things blooming this morning. It is cloudy and it is morning and I was shaking while taking these so I hope I don't hurt your eyes too bad.

I am surprised at some of the things in bloom right now. I don't remember my canna's blooming this time of year. I appreciate it though because the yellow adds a lovely bright spot in the garden.


Osteoporum (sp?) has only a few blooms. I suppose I should douse everything with some fertilizer.

Love these begonias. They bloom freely throughout the season taking a break during the hottest periods.

Ya'll I picked the best out of pics. This one is horrible blurry. The buddlei is blooming well. I forget which one this is.

Red verbena laying on the ground and hardly any leaves.

Mums.

Bougainvilla blooming again.

Pulled this old bed out of the shed this weekend. Originally I had thought I would sand it down and use it in a bedroom. Now I'm thinking I want to put it in a garden. It is extremely heavy and the iron is thick. It's not real fancy but I like it. I'm not sure how it will stand in the garden since it is so heavy. It may need to be anchored somehow. I also like it leaning against the tree. I'm planning to let vines run it. Of course you see there is a footboard and I'm thinking it may not be so hazardous to use it in a garden if I can bury enough of it.


I spent my time in the kitchen this weekend. I baked some apples, brownies and banana bread and cookies. Didn't get a pic of the brownies or apples. Oh well sometimes you just have to dive in before you think of the camera.

Perfect bottoms on my cookies. Just the right amount of crunch. You can get the recipe here http://beccascookingspot.blogspot.com/search/label/cookies

Here I have bagged everything to give away (except the apples - they were all mine).

I love baking and love to share. I got this idea I've had for as long as I can remember - it is to bake/cook for a cafe or bake shop - rather to own my own place. I am getting ready to put myself out there and see where this may go with selling my baked goods. My ideas for an avenue include online site, flea markets, festivals and flyers. Down the road perhaps to have a permanent location. The town I live in does not have a bakery so that is wide open right now. I do not decorate cakes as that is my sisters specialty and she is definately good at it. As I said I've thought of this for a long time and possibly working my way towards that goal. Still thinking though. Sure could use the extra money too.

Hope you all have a great day. It is hump day so counting down to the weekend.

21 comments:

Sunray Gardens said...

Can't believe how much you have in bloom. Very pretty and your cookies look wonderful.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Patsy said...

You have been busy, guess this cool fall weather has been good. Love the colors.

Olive Cooper said...

Oh I agree the bed is perfect as a trellis. We almost bought an old baby bed for the same purpose but we are just about out of space and must stop buying plants if we can (you know I cannot). hugs♥O

Darla said...

Is that a Begonia or a Geranium? It's very pretty. I do wish you well with your new adventure, as much as you love to bake you should do well!

Becca's Dirt said...

Darla it is a geranium.

imac said...

Make up the bed in the garden then you could lie and enjoy all your wonderful flowers.

Lona said...

Love the iron bed frame Becca. It will make a great trellis. I have been watching for one to make a flower bed out of but I think everyone up here gobbles them up as soon as they see one. LOL! Your cookies and bread looks so yummy. I bet your kitchen smells wonderful on baking days.

Patsy said...

That is the hay going to Texas not me lol.

HolleyGarden said...

You're making me drool over all those baked goods! Yum! Definitely give it a go. If your town doesn't have a bakery, I think you have a great opportunity in front of you. Good luck!

Daisy said...

I think the bed would look really neat with ivy or vine flowers like morning glories growing on it. Your flowers are still looking really pretty, Becca. All that you baked looks delicious. Good luck with getting a baking business started. Sounds like you've got some good ideas to get you going.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Becca,

You still have blooms that look like they can keep going. Yum, yum, the bread and cookies look delicious.

Eileen

Rosemary said...

So many blooms , love the bed to be used as trellis, yummy looking cookies, will be interested in your venture could be quite the challenge but rewarding......

cindy said...

I could eat that whole loaf of banana bread. I think you should go for it. Life is short - someone said you only regret what you didn’t do.

cindy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---neat post, Becca... Your flowers are so pretty---especially THIS time of year... (Advantages of living in the deep south, huh???)...

AND--your cookies and banana bread look awesome. Makes me hungry!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Loretta said...

The weather is so warm now and the bulbs are confused. Hope they come back in the spring! You have been a busy little bee. That bread looks delicious! How's Kitty? Have a great weekend. Love you!

Marydon said...

Becca, your flowers are lovely. My hostas are blooming now, way out of season. Love the pooch & bed frame.

Put on a pot of tea, those yummies need to be shared .... chuckle!

Have a beautiful weekend
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Far Side of Fifty said...

The baked good look good to me..I rarely bake..and if I do I wait til the grands are around to help eat it! Your Canna is beautiful..I really like yellow flowers:)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Becca Sweetie...
What a beautiful fragrant and glorious share this morning. I so enjoyed the color and the fragrance, OH MY. Just beautiful sweet friend.

Now about the bed frame. Maybe you could put the legs down in a hole with concrete to give it a little stability. How beautiful it would be to have a raised flower bed in the middle, and have both the head and foot board in the same area. A bed of color, fragrance and beauty. Oh I can't wait to see what you do.

Now about those goodies. I so have a sweet tooth, I love those p-butter cookies and bread. Oh my, I wish I lived close, I would be purchasing all of my holiday baking, as working 10-12 hour days I have a hard time finding the time to bake.

Hope you have a beautiful day sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Susan said...

I honestly can't decide what to look at first, the beautiful flowers, or the yummy food. You are such a tease! lol... Love your new background. Looks great!

Susan said...

PS: The bed would look awesome in the garden or in your bedroom.

Calogero said...

I have also bougainvilla in my summer house. And there begonias too in Italy :-).