Monday, October 21, 2013

Fall Garden Tour

This week the temperatures are supposed to drop into the thirties by the end of the week. I believe that is  a record low for our area this time of year. After getting dressed this morning I knew I wanted to go out and soak up the beauty of my enjoy the blooms before the cold weather creeps in.

 This yellow beauty is planted on the right front corner of the house and it gets direct sunlight.

This one is planted in the back corner bed and receives part shade. The fragrance is so strong it's like sniffing a beautiful perfume.

This one also gets full sun and gives off the most beautiful blooms, that is when the grasshoppers are not chomping away at the buds!

I love how the branches bow down before the Sun in the morning.

The Hydrangeas are about to bloom again for the third time.

This one is another favorite of the grasshoppers ;-)

The early morning visitors enjoying the showy blooms on the Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea.

Another visitor in the garden, enjoying the Pink Canna Lily.

The Mandevilla has continued to bloom throughout the Spring and Summer and is still in bloom.
 This red Geranium has struggled all summer long. I think I'm going to transfer it to a larger pot and see if it survives the winter. I've had pretty good success in the past with Geraniums.

My pink Geranium has enjoyed it's spot on the front porch all summer long.

Another Hydrangea about in bloom.

It continues to amaze me how God gave each and every plant a unique way of showing us just how Majestic and Wondrous He is.  To be able to create such beauty……

I can't wait to see what comes back next Spring. It's always a sweet surprise.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

Nothing says Fall more than the aroma of something baking in the oven. Especially if that something has a little cinnamon in it ;-)

I found this wonderful recipe a couple of weeks ago while reading an amazing blog A Wise Woman Builds Her Home

The recipe was very easy to follow and they were Delicious!!

I whipped these up while listing to my morning devotionals Tony Evans ~" Communication Within The Family", an amazing series on the family!

Here's the recipe:
Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

2 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. salt

Cut in:
1/2 c. shortening


1 c.milk (rice or soy milk can also be used)

Roll dough into a large flat rectangle, spread it with softened butter, sprinkle heavily with brown sugar and cinnamon.Then roll it into a log, slicing it in half-inch slices in a greased baked pan.  Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Then add icing generously to the top while still warm.

Icing Glaze

2 oz. cream cheese, softened
7 tablespoon butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 c. confectioners sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt