Saturday, September 29, 2007

Fall Already

To celebrate the glorious weather and nip in the air, DH and I ventured out after our early morning walk for breakfast and a visit to a cider mill in nearby Franklin, MI today. Turns out, almost all the property around the mill has been sold off so it's far too crowded to have much scenic appeal and it was quite busy and expensive. However, it's always a treat to visit the tiny village of Franklin, which still manages to be scenic and charming. And because I well remember how scarce fall colors, not to mention cooler temps, can be in my childhood home along the Texas Gulf Coast, I'm posting a picture here for ya'll's enjoyment. Wish I could share a real fall treat from Michigan, the fantastic locally-grown Honey Crisp apples.

Here's some more gorgeous color. We're on a mission to visit every cider mill in the area because we've only made it to a handful in the three years we've been here. No telling where hubby's next job will lead us so gotta strike while the iron's hot. Errr...while the cider's fresh? No, make that while the doughnuts are hot. Warm apple doughnuts are good almost anywhere!
I cleared out my big pot o' color on the front porch yesterday and hauled it in for the winter. Now my little old apple cart is out but only has a bunch of Indian corn on it so far. Maybe we'll find a reasonably-priced pumpkin patch after church tomorrow.
Hope you're able to find some events or sights to mark the changing of the seasons wherever you are.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Two shows in September

If you're in this area, I hope to see you at one of the two events I'm participating in this month. The first is the 3rd annual
Art in the Garden, a collaborative show by my Feisty Chicks art group. It's on Saturday, 9/15 from 10am-4pm in the garden at 43359 Saal Rd. in Sterling Heights, MI 48313. (Just off Schoenherr and Canal, near the new Archiver's store.)

There will be a wide variety of art and jewelry on display and available for sale. We'll also have some demos and several artists at work throughout the day.

I will also have items available at the next semi-annual VOILA gallery sale. Here's a clickable flyer you can print with all the details. Linnet does a remarkable job of selecting diverse and well-made products in a wide variety of mediums. If you have any gift shopping to do, this is the place. Please tell her I sent you.