What’s Blooming Today!

it’s Friday! This week went by so fast, didn’t it? Yesterday was pretty dreary round here, although it was quite warm so John and I decided to walk up the street for ice cream. I ended up eating caramel apple sundae and I was way too full last night. Oops.

That meant a lighter breakfast today. I made up some of my protein waffles. I had half of a batch topped with some sautéed bananas and coconut butter.

I really love this combo.

I started work early and then decided to take a walk. No more running for me. It’s kind of a relief to say that. I can do just fine walking, biking, and lifting weights.

The other half of my protein waffles made an appearance at lunch. I just know you all were wondering what happened to the other half. I had cooked up a couple eggs this morning, so I made some egg salad. It’s funny how I keep saying I love egg salad so much and yet I don’t eat it all that often.

Now on to the blooms! I am so pleased that my garden looks so good at this time of year. There are still a lot of blooms and some of my plants are sending up new shoots.

There was another stray bloom on the clematis:

The sedum keeps getting darker and darker.

I had to get a picture of my pale hand in there so you can see how dark it is.

My garden also has a sense of humor. One of the irises I planted appears to have grown a middle finger :mrgreen: :

White snapdragons are blooming again.

The amazing knockout rose:

And my fall flag is officially up! Guess I should have ironed it  😳

Time to celebrate fall with a latte! John made up special lattes today. This was made using the Godiva Pumpkin Spice coffee I received from the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program.  I love getting free stuff, especially coffee!

Good coffee, although really strongly flavored. We have to cut it with a little regular coffee when brewing straight up.  John used it full strength in the espresso machine and then topped the steamed milk with a little homemade dulce de leche and cinnamon.

Fall in a cup. Especially paired with chocolate 😀

It’s been a hard work day to stay concentrated. Friday afternoon and all that.  Plus there was a lot of kitty love going on:


I had the camera up at my chin. She is kneading on my arm here and has her “stoner” look as I call it. It’s nice to be loved.

I was glad for dinner time to finally roll around.  Even though it was a staple dinner.

Although this pear was the most apple-y pear I have ever eaten. It was somewhat round, too. If it didn’t have the pear texture, I would have thought it was an apple!

Lot of rain in store this weekend. Hoping to get the bikes out on Sunday, but there is plenty of stuff to do around here. Lots of festivals and shows.

Have a great weekend!

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12 thoughts on “What’s Blooming Today!

  1. debby

    Fun pictures today! Breakfast looks like dessert–I love that! And you reminded me I need to get some of TJ’s fall flavor coffees. Godiva and Ghirardelli in the same snack–heaven ! The flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them with us.
    debby´s last blog post ..What’s Going On?

  2. Marion

    I love the kitty picture! My doggy gives me that look.

    The coffee and chocolate reminds me that we’re not hurting too much by being healthy. That looks so scrumptious!

    🙂 Marion

  3. Kimberley

    Still a lot of beautiful blooms. The snapdragons are my favourite today.

    My Amazon parcel came today and yes, the book is by Bruce Fife…I can’ wait to try pumpkin muffins and zucchini bread. Must get pans to create these wonders in.

    John makes the best beverages!

    Pixie is too cute!
    Kimberley´s last blog post ..Goals Update

  4. Tish

    Interesting about the running. Another blogging friend just threw in the towel on running, too. Entirely not worth it if it leaves your injured. Your banana waffle picture could have starred on the front of the dessert menu–quite a nice penance! Love your flowers, as always. I just got a notice from White Flower Farm that they’re sending my fall order this week. Time to clean up the beds and get out there again.
    Tish´s last blog post ..Go Away, Mr. Munch

  5. Jody - Fit at 53

    Always love the blooming pics I see on Saturday & there is Pixie too! How exciting! She is adorable!

    Thx for the info on the coffee as I already don’t like strong coffee & knowing this is strong for you, I might only use 1 scoop for a whole pot! 😉

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Jody – Fit at 53´s last blog post ..Saturday Funnies

  6. Alison

    I just bought some pumpkin spice coffee yesterday. Mine wasn’t free but hopefully just as tasty!

    I love the little flags in gardens! I am sooo jealous. I want my own garden terribly bad. 🙂
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