Friday, November 20, 2015

Goldengrove unleaving, déjà vu and a fine looking pie

- I had to have a tooth pulled last Monday morning, so this week has been rather confining.  And there was nothing good about the experience except it wasn't as bad as I expected.  But when I got home, I thought the golden leaves lingering on this tree were a beautiful sight.  And that turned out to be the only photo of the week. The reference to "Goldengrove unleaving" is from the poem "Spring and Fall" by Gerard Manley Hopkins that I was obsessed with when I was a young girl. 

- So as I have done before, I Googled "good things happened" and clicked on Images.  And in a déjà vu moment, this one came up from my post on November 16, 2010.  How about that?  And the weather looked about the same five years ago.  I remember that I was on a work errand, took a wrong turn, and was turning around here on this access road when I spotted this scene.  The funny thing is - I've never been able to find that spot again. I think it looks as if the two benches are having a conversation about the weather and lack of golfers on the course at Chastain Park.

 Photo from The Smitten Kitchen

- I'm excited about the American Thanksgiving holiday next week - my sister from Virginia is coming to visit and we'll be with family and extended family throughout that week.  She and I will make this pie that I discovered on The Smitten Kitchen blog to take to our cousin's home in Fayetteville, Georgia for the big day meal.  She's a wiz with pie crust and I am not.  And this recipe calls for "golden syrup" rather than the usual Karo syrup.  I have some cane syrup from one of the plantations in northern Florida, so we'll use that - it's definitely golden.

I'm taking a wee blog break, so my next post will be on Tuesday, December 1.  I'll be around to visit your blogs though.  Until then, may good things happen to you!  Cheers!

18 comments:

LL Cool Joe said...

That pie does look good. I do love Golden Syrup.

I seem to remember that photo with the two benches having a conversation from before!

Anyway have a lovely break, and may you return with lots more good things to blog about. :)

sage said...

Sorry about that tooth, but that pie looks great!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - glad the tooth is fixed ... so you can delight in golden syrup - delicious! Have a good break with the family ... sounds loads of fun ... cheers Hilary

Elephant's Child said...

You have all my sympathy for the dentistry ordeal.
Love those chatting benches.
Enjoy your break (and Thanksgiving).

Fireblossom said...

I love Rev. Hopkins' poems.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I always love a quote from Gerald Manley Hopkins.

Sorry about your tooth, I've got dental problems at the minute too...

G. B. Miller said...

Have a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday and will see you on the flipside of December.

BTW, that pie looks good enough for me to actually get over. :D

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Lee said...

I'd love to be sitting there on one of those benches right about now...with a slice of that pie at the ready! :)

Snaggle Tooth said...

Good luck with the mouth mending! I've done several n lots more left to go. Cuts down on the crunchies for awhile- But that pie looks great! Have a blast with the family.
I have the day off n will be visiting. Pumpkin pie for me!

Vagabonde said...

I like the bright colors on the leaves of your top picture. This year it seems autumn colors have not been has vivid here – last year on Kennesaw Mountain they were glorious. That pie looks so yummy.

desk49 said...

soon all the food will be eaten
tummy full running running
not a pound will be lost
till next time

Sparkling Red said...

Oh dear, dental woes. I hope that you are fully recovered, or, if not, that you heal speedily.

That is a beautiful fall photo. Autumn leaves against a blue sky make for the most amazing colour contrast.

Leonora said...

I love that term, "unleaving"
Pecan pie is hands-down my FAVORITE pie. I'm going to try the recipe you linked tomorrow- but with good old corn syrup because I don't have time to hunt down the golden syrup by tomorrow. The recipe looks like a good version.

Munir said...

I hope that you are feeling all better.
Love those golden leaves.

Riot Kitty said...

I hope you're feeling much better! Pie is definitely a good thing...even if I don't eat it ;)

ladyfi said...

That first shot is lovely!

Betty Manousos said...

happy thanksgiving!!

hope your thanksgiving is filled with blessings, joy, and of course, great food. xoxo

Kay G. said...

Golden syrup is something I know from England and is it wonderful!
Love those benches at Chastain Park, I don't know where they are but I know where Chastain Park is! :-) Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. xx