Sunflowers and Enamelware remind me of Fall and it’s surely in the air here in my neck of the woods, we are having 60 degree days and dipping into the low 50′s at night. I love fall and the cooler days don’t bother me a bit. It’s the time of year to drag out your thin, worn quilts and snuggle up with a bowl of hot soup. I have been looking for some new recipes to incorporate into this falls meal plan and soups and chowders are sounding good. Another beautiful fall thing is Sunflowers, and the perfect thing to pair with Sunflowers is Enamelware. It reminds me of a simpler time when women with small children would trudge out to the garden to pick the last of the harvest and bring in a few bright, sunny, sunflower faces. Everyone was barefoot for the last time and enjoying the little bit of warmth left in the earth for the day.
I think I was born in the wrong era. I was meant to live on the prairie, wearing long dresses and spend hours in the garden and pegging laundry on the line. I think a simpler time is what we all need these days, I know the pioneers worked hard but they also didn’t depend on modern technology the way do. I actually panic a little if the internet goes down for more than an hour. Wouldn’t it be nice to sit on the porch at night and watch the sun set instead of being glued to the tv or computer? The hectic lifestyle we all lead now is just crazy, and I long for simple times.
So I will enjoy my sunflowers…. in my old enamelware dishpan….. while I rock in my old chair……and dream of the simpler day:)