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The Friday Favored: 33rd Edition

The weather has finally turned chilly here.  I can’t complain.  I love my Farmer in flannel.


The Friday Favored: 33rd Edition



1.)  Ready:

peachy-47…and waiting.




2.) Still staring:



Like urban growers stretching tall for city sunshine.

Like urban growers stretching tall for city sunshine.

…at this urban sunflower.




3.) Dreading winter:



…don’t dread winter.  It’s full of beautiful light.


Beautiful, beautiful light and bare branches against blue skies.



Hickory trees in winter light are the best with their scraggly bark adding texture..




4.) Lettuce Pots:

These are a few pictures of my back deck lettuce from this spring.  I let it go to seed before I pulled it up.

It’s always a pleasure to see how vegetables bloom.




Our Southern heat and sunshine convince me to grow lettuce in pots in the spring and fall for a treat when summer garden is not.  If I shield the fall pots from the frost, we can enjoy fresh lettuce until Christmas.  I’m thinking I will find some lettuce at the hardware store this weekend and adopt it.


How does your autumn garden grow?




Emily Grace

 Did you have a good week?


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11 Responses to “The Friday Favored: 33rd Edition”

  1. Sandy Fopiano

    Good Morning Emily & “Farmer” !!
    Hope all is well with you two. I enjoy your blogs so much — look forward to getting them. Loved seeing Buddy on the truck this morning !! What a guy !! I’m hoping one of these times when Nancy comes your way, that I can come with her and we can come and visit for a minute —
    Have a great weekend —
    Love to you and your “Farmer” –


    • Emily Grace

      Hi Sandy!

      Thank you so much for leaving this encouragement for me! It’s always so nice to visit with you. Buddy says hi!

      Yes, by all means, you ladies stop in and see us!!

      Love, too,


  2. Anne Wheaton

    Truly beautiful light. I’ve never seen a hickory tree before – for some reason I imagined they’d be smaller. Thank goodness for blogs – always something new to learn.


    • Emily Grace

      Thanks for stopping by, Anne!

      Yes, hickory trees grow just as tall as pecans, walnuts, etc. Their nuts have a gamier flavor – meaning like wild game can have a strong flavor – the hickory nuts have a less refined flavor than pecans or walnuts…but they still make a good pie! My mother-in-law hulled a pile of them and made us a hickory-nut pie once just so we could taste it. That was very nice of her, and I am glad to have had the experience.

      Happy Weekend!


    • Emily Grace

      Take heart and buy lettuce plants! I decided years ago I was not good at growing things from seeds, so I keep the Alabama nursery economy going withy my Bonnie purchases!

      The longer you’re my friend, the more winter will grow on you. 🙂



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