It's so amazing that it is the first of November and that hosta is in full bloom now. I can't bring myself to get rid of the blooming things yet (as my neighbor has done). Recommendation for all of you who can find them - Dragon Wing Begonias, probably the hardiest blooming plant ever. (It's the one on the table there.) The red link is to a website that calls them "proven winners."
The view from the trash compactor area at the condos, last Sunday morning. I don't think I've ever taken photos of our changing leaves from this view before. I turned back to car and marveled at the serenity and beauty of the morning.
It all started when I promised a friend that I would send him my sister's recipe for Red Cabbage. "Oh yeah - her red cabbage is great! I'll send the recipe to you." And then I couldn't find it. So I texted her yesterday morning to ask her to send it. She hadn't thought of or made it in years, but a few minutes later, I got a "Found it!" text with this photo of the recipe card. It was her late mother-in-law's recipe*. Her husband asked if she would make it soon, so she did - she made it for dinner last night.
She served it with pork roast and potatoes. And I got a text from her while I was at volunteer work last night and still contemplating dinner, "Wish you were here! Thanks for the reminder!" Me, too. They live in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia - I don't see them nearly enough, but I love that we are in touch all the time like this.
* If you make this, fat would be butter (I asked) and vinegar is the apple cider variety. :)