I spent the weekend celebrating my birthday. That included spending Saturday night around a fire with a few friends, drinking much good wine and eating amazing food including homegrown and wild picked mushrooms, chicken wings and pork tenderloin cooked over the coals, baby sweet potatoes roasted with peanut oil and maple syrup, they melted in our mouths, home grown salad too. I just polished off the last scrumptious piece of chocolate cherry torte that my honey pie baked in honor of my special day.
We laughed, sang and danced and the resulting hangover didn't keep us from spending yesterday out in the garden. The day was way too beautiful to stay inside and as its autumn, well, you gardeners know there are things to plant, move, rearrange, dead stuff to cut back, WEEDS. I planted two new camelias including this one called Sarrel. It has a mounding habit and I put it in a spot where I hope it will trail down the hill.
I had to share this lovely with you as well- planted last spring, October Affair, it's decadent in its perfection, this photo really doesn't do it justice.