Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Blanketed in Fall Fog - and a bit o' stash

GR&DF I know it was mean yesterday of me to post that snap of those pastries but what a gorgeous picture they made!! From that mountain of goodies we only took a few pieces - an apricot tartlette, and apple turnover thingie, an almond croissant and a pain au chocolate - I just love that chocolate bread!! I am not really a chocolate person - not like my dad was - as he said "he loved any flavour out there so long as it was chocolate!!" A true chocoholic if there ever was one. Especially milk chocolate - where I can take it or leave it - I do enjoy that dark chocolate - so bitter and sweet at the same time!! The POC that the Bakers of Paris make has the bits of dark chocolate rolled into the layers of buttery deliciousness!

We were supposed to have been in the middle of some sort of heat wave over the last few days - and yesterday was to be the hottest of the bunch - well it was a total bust - now I'm not complaining at all - it only got into the mid 60's and my little space heater at work stayed on most of the day. When I got home I took some snaps of the city from our balcony.... this one looking west towards Twin Peaks -


I love this view of the fog coming over the Peaks from the ocean - within 1/2 hour of this snap all of Noe Valley was wrapped up in fog and you couldn't see a thing. The other snap from the balcony was looking east towards downtown -

Looking out across Noe Valley and the Mission towards downtown with the other fog arm coming up through the Golden Gate is really very pretty. Today is supposed to be a carbon copy of yesterday - I just love SF's weather!! Now you can go just 10 mins outside of the city and the temps skyrocket into the 90's and up!! I will not be going there!!

I had some stash arrive in the mail yesterday -

I just love these little stockings that BBD is putting out. If you look over at Vonna's Tutorial Blog she has posted a super tutorial on how to complete them into ornaments once the stitching is done!

I think I will end today's post on a fall flower snap.
We picked these up on Sunday at the farmers market -

It is a great mix of marigolds and sunflowers in really vibrant fall colours.

Thanks you for stopping by and commenting - I do appreciate them!!

Take care,
edgar

15 comments:

Tracey said...

Great pics as always and beautiful flowers! I envy your 60's temps- it is still in the 80's here- and I love me some cool fall weather.

Nancy said...

I love your fog pictures! I never saw fog looks beautiful before, and your Autumn flowers are lovely. Enjoy your new stash!

Sharlotte said...

The fog over the peaks is really cool.This summer we went down to the Branson Landing and it was really foggy that day.It was really neat seeing the fog roll across the lake. I love that bread pic from yesterday.it's making me think of what I will bake for the holidays this year.Glad your sale was a little more decent this past weekend. Have a good day!

Myriam said...

Quel brouillard! Jolies couleurs ce bouquet!

Margaret said...

You are so lucky to live in SF. I love that town and that area. I miss it too! I love seeing the pictures you post of your town, so lovely! (That chocolate pastry from the bakers sounds perfect for me -- I'm like your dad, a chocoholic bigtime!) Nice flowers! And don't you love those stockings?

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Your description of the pastries is making me hungry all over again! Gorgeous fall flowers -- and cute little stockings; must acquire those.

StitchWiz said...

Beautiful pics Edgar! That fog just makes me want to curl up under a snuggle blankie and stitch! Nice Stash, I got 4 new ones too, but I can't show them as they are gifts :( I look forward to your blog every day! Have another good one!

Sharon said...

As ever, your lovely pics are wonderful!!! Your gift for photography is almost as great as your gift of stitching. (I can almost taste those yummy baked goods). You've been blessed with MANY talents, my friend!! :)

Kielrain said...

I love those pictures of the fog. It looks so cool.

Love the stash. Those stocking just keep calling me, I may need to buy them at some point.

Marjorie said...

Great pictures, as always. I think I have weather envy! First day of fall and temps here in the high 90's...it's just not right.

Rachel S said...

Those flowers are so pretty! Love the photos of the fog.

Gaynor said...

Hi Edgar, I lurk a bit on your blog (it is the nearest I get to sun most days lol) and I am just finishing a piece for an exchange and as I discovered this design on your blog, I wondered if you mind me mentioning your blog on mine when I come to reveal it, as the source of inspiration?
Thought t'would only be polite to ask!
All the best, little old me in damp, grey and very often foggy Ireland x

Jennifer said...

Super pictures. Never been to SF, but it looks so wonderful...such a variety of things to do and see.
I finally surrendered under the weight of your taunting and teasing about kettle corn. The microwave version, but tasty none-the-less.

Littlebit said...

What beautiful pictures, Edgar. I always look forward to them. Those flowers are drop-dead gorgeous! We're blanketed in the same fog today here in the heartland..love it!

CindyMae said...

Wow, those pics are amazing! Gorgeous! Love the flowers too!