This is what I'm seeing right now on this dark and stormy day--see those leaves? See them? Yes, they're turning brown. You also see my phlox to the left there, which always is the last thing blooming in my garden but the crab apple trees are dropping their leaves and the birch are turning yellow (though some of that is from the infestation of leaf miner beetles all over town).
I'm staying inside, baking banana muffins. Partially to be a good mom and partially to cover the smell of halibut leftover from last night's dinner. I hate it when dinner smells linger too long. Especially the fishy ones.
I'll leave you with a few fun things--first, here's a great article from the Wall Street Journal about the future of the novel. I found it interesting, good for some speculation.
Second, here's the trailer for the new movie The Men Who Stare at Goats. I have no idea what it's going to be rated but it looks like a movie I would love. George Clooney can be the funniest thing when given the right script.
Then here are a few recipes worth reviewing:
Cookie Cocktails from Rachael Ray--just what I need. Dessert and drinks combined.
Clam Cookies from Craft Gossip (cutest cookies in the clam bed!)
Grown up Pop Tarts from Little Acorn
And Panda Bread from Perfect Pandas
Sponsored by Pak Naks--decorate your stuff!