After having a record high of 97 degrees yesterday, I have good news to share...our "Hotumn" (a new word I learned!) is over, at long last, and I'm celebrating with a recipe that I have been searching for in my files for sooooo long. I made this cake from a recipe that I clipped from the newspaper in Columbus, Ohio, in the early 70's. I remember making this for my Aunt Kitty and Uncle John. It's a very moist cake, and I was so happy to finally find this clipping again. Yes, I put a dollop of Cool Whip on top, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I love that stuff. I also have equal love for whipped cream.
I'm using this favorite Autumn teacup that my friend, Rosie, gave me from her late Mother's collection. It's Woodland Series Robin by Royal Albert. Isn't it a beauty? I love getting out my seasonal teacups to sip from.
I was sitting out one evening, near dusk, and birds were flying to my waterfall like crazy. Can you spot the cardinal on the left, and the tiny goldfinch on the right? I had never seen goldfinches visit before, but I think they're living in the shrub behind the waterfall. Bluejays were darting in and out, too, but I wasn't quick enough to get a picture of them. This little waterfall gives me so much enjoyment.
My grandson will be starting The Crucible on Tuesday morning. Please, if you can, keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
I am sharing this with these lovely parties: