Glimmers . . . moments that spark joy, contentment, and peace, making me feel that all is…
The title of this blog post? Totally stolen from an Instagram post I saw last night. I think it’s a great way to describe and share some small but lovely things about my weekend.
The last dahlia bouquet. Most of the blooms are spent at this point but I was able to cut these beauties on Saturday afternoon. I love how the colors change over the season, each one becoming a bit more . . . mellow. Or something like that. Of course, the downside to holding on to the bitter end and letting them bloom is that I will be digging up and dividing tubers in the cold. But it’s definitely worth it to still be enjoying flowers this late in October.
Fred & George lounging in the living room. These two cats bring me so much joy and I love them so much. They’ve been with us for two years this week and it’s hard to remember life without their antics and snuggles. Their personalities are quite different and I wouldn’t change a thing about either one of them . . . except for their tolerance about being picked up. They just don’t like it but we will keep working on it.
A delicious snacking cake. Mary posted about the book Snacking Cakes a while back and I first borrowed it from the library but then immediately purchased it. There are so many delicious options for making simple and fast cakes and I’m eager to do some baking with Jackie. Yesterday I made the Buttery Brown Sugar Pear and Cranberry Cake but with chunks of apple instead of pear because that’s what I had. Dale and I really enjoyed it last night after a Sunday roast chicken dinner. It’s the perfect fall cake and not too sweet which is just right for me.
I hope your weekend had glimmers of happiness and joy.