This time of year I don't normally wish for rain, but today I can hardly wait for the thunderstorm that is hopefully rolling in this afternoon. It's hard to believe looking across the lake that what we are seeing is not fog. With the entire western part of the country pretty much on fire we have been living under a cloud of smoke for over a week. Ranging from Southern California, all the way up the coast to Washington and even across to Idaho and Montana, the air outside our homes has been pretty much unbreathable!
We have been staying indoors the majority of the time. However, we did make a short drive down the hill to one of the local farms. Corn season only lasts a few weeks and we don't want to miss it. Even here you can see the signs of smoke in the air.
It was pretty quiet at the farm today but in a couple of weeks, hopefully everything will be bright and clear again. This farm will be bustling with families coming to tour the corn fields, take hay rides and pick pumpkins. Meanwhile, we will just take our produce home to enjoy indoors...cucumbers and olives in viniagrette along with fresh tomatoes from our little garden.
Fresh corn with salmon cooked in lemon and garlic olive oil, chopped salad, and a slice of crusty Rosemary, Olive Oil bread. Yum!
Heading out to the local farm inspired me to begin my fall decorating. I haven't gotten too far yet, just arranging a few leaves into a vase and hanging up my autumn wreath. More will be coming though.
The colors this time of year are always so warm and vivid making it such a lovely time of year to decorate.
I just looked outside and it is starting to rain! Amen!
Every blessing to each one who stops by.