Sunday, October 30, 2022


After going out to lunch today we drove
through a favorite part of Boonville where
the really interesting old houses stand.

The new owner of this Bed and Breakfast
(above) has renamed it "The Grand 
Victorian" and there have been
 improvements to the property.

I love the flags which are 
always waving here. (below)

This house (below) sold not long ago and
 has been experiencing major renovation
 and soon, possible paint color change.

are the types of houses that scare my
husband to death.  He sees all the 
issues and the $$$$ signs start
clicking in his head.

The brick ones
 look so "sturdy"
to me.

I have always admired the yellow Victorian
which seems small compared to some of
these others but I find houses always do
seem smaller when there are no 
attached garages. 
 I think this house is perfect.

The owners of this house below,
have definitely done a lot
of work (or had it done).

This building is an old jail and is
open sometimes for tours but this
summer I heard that a snake got
into one of the cells.....yipes.

In the past I shared Roslyn Heights
during their Christmas tour.  It
is owned by the Missouri State
Daughters of the American

These are just a few photos of the
 ones I took photos of and then
the last two.  The one on the right
is greatly admired but this is the
kind that my husband fears.

Boonville is a town of less than
9,000 people.  At one time their
was a historic military academy
here for young men but that is
long gone.

There are many farmers in this area
and the corn has been harvested, also
soy beans and sorghum.  We did have
a drought in August through September
so I am not sure how that worked out.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

AN AUTUMN TEA TIME for "Tea In The Garden"

 This week we are having amazing weather.
I love when the daytime temperature drops 
to the 80's and even 70's here.  Last week
 we had cold nights so I expected the
 hummingbirds to leave and they did 
but later I saw one at the feeder. 
 Now they
are all gone.

What a beautiful day we had today.  The 
squirrels were so busy dropping 
thousands of acorns and also walnuts
although this year the acorns are
20 to 1.  

I am sharing one of my quilts I pull
out in the fall and some brown
calico English wares.

Please enjoy one of these muffins
that I had put in the freezer.
They are delicious and the
recipe can be found right here:

This is the base of the oak that is
producing so many acorns.

Things are still green in our yard
but changing daily:

I gathered up a little of this
and that for a bouquet:

Last night it went down
to 39 degrees - burr......

We had a drought here this summer
in Central Missouri.  The corn is
being harvested now.  I was amazed
 on a recent trip to Kansas City.  The
harvest was happening everywhere
on both sides of the interstate.  Corn
and soybeans were in abundance.

Monday, October 10, 2022

Saturday, October 1, 2022


Today I was blessed to give a Fall
Afternoon Tea for a group of Chi
Alpha college gals.  This is a Christian
Sorority funded by the Assemblies of
God and a wonderful program.

I took this photo outside 
at the end of our tea:

It was a beautiful day and we were
all lovely the cooler temperatures.

This was the menu:

Except I substituted buttermilk
instead of heavy whipping cream