Tag: cornfield

Life Lessons from Morning Glory in a Cornfield

There is a cornfield near us. Having fulfilled its corn-destiny, only some of the dried husks and stalks remain. Morning glory is growing with abandon and climbing up the cornstalks. . . A testament to how morning glory thrives in hot, dry weather as we’ve had one of the hottest Septembers on record and broke…

Outdoor Dining: Summer Tablescapes, Centerpieces and Inspiration

Find summer table and centerpiece inspiration with themes and ideas ranging from nautical, seaside, tropical, or fresh-from-the-garden, for your outdoor entertaining and dining this summer. Happy Monday! As Memorial Day is two weeks away and the unofficial kick off to summer, I’m sharing some summer table and centerpiece inspiration from the archives. I think alfresco…

Dining Alfresco: Summer Tablescape Inspiration and Round-Up

 Alfresco or outdoor dining is at its best when you combine it a fun summer activity or theme. With a little imagination, you can be transported to a tropical locale, enjoy a summer activity like picnicking, or celebrate the flowers or fruits of the season. I pulled together some summer alfresco table inspiration from the…

A Summer Table in a Cornfield

 Summer is slipping away and I set a table for a little alfresco dining. . . in a cornfield! A simple table for two with corn as the guest of honor and summer’s sweetest vegetable~ the essence of the season, at its peak of flavor and availability. Field corn was planted this summer in the…

Pick Your Own Apples

I went apple picking at Carrigan Farms, a local pick-your-own farm in Mooresville, NC. You can take the kids for an apple hayride. . . Or they can walk the orchard and drag  their bag of apples behind them. . . {insert *wince* and *grin* here} The orchard is open daily in September to pick Golden…

A Farm Country *Sigh*

I let out a little farm country *sigh* at the scenery on our way to visit some North Carolina wineries recently, driving though Yadkin and Surry Counties. Farm country, some now growing grapes. . . Still a little tobacco, some soybeans, and corn. . . And more corn as far as the eye could see. . . I…

Messages from a Cornfield

There is a corn field I’ve been driving by for months. . . just dried husks and stalks remain, having fulfilled its corn-destiny.  Rushing by~“to do” list in hand focused on crossing off the next task~ I noticed a flash of blue out of the corner of my eye passing by last week. Beckoned, I was rewarded by the…