Rainy day inspiration

It's a cold and rainy day here in New England.

My favorite rose garden to visit is on the Cape in Sandwich.  Part of the lovely Heritage Gardens.

These photos of their rose arbor are a reminder that the roses are probably tucked safely to rest during the Fall and Winter months.

At least we can bring pink roses inside to enjoy all year 'round.

I was going to go out, but I think I'll stay in and bake an apple pie instead.  I usually make my Grandmother's recipe.

But, the Pioneer Woman has a wonderful recipe for dreamy apple pie, on her blog.

Georgianna Lane's newsletter just arrived and the link to her website not only gives wonderful photography tips, a glimpse into her gorgeous new calendar,  but a pretty new texture for you to download.  I tried it out here...

When I opened up my front door to photograph the rainy day, I noticed that I have to change my wreath for Autumn.  This photo is from last year.
This music makes me want to make a fire in the fireplace and watch Deanna Durbin in an old movie singing Begin the Beguine.  This version is by Artie Shaw.

Today is Pink Saturday and Bev from How Sweet The Sound is hosting pink inspiration.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Karen! Oh my, those roses are glorious! How beautiful and wonderfully fragrant they must be in person. Enjoy your apple pie and your weekend. Happy Autumn!


Melissa said...

I adore your beautiful blog. I'm your newest follower!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Well I'm ready to dance now! Haven't been here for so long and everything is just as pretty as ever!
xo Nancy
PS - Just what the heck is a Beguine? I never had a clue.

Vee said...

Isn't it chilly?! You're not just a'kiddin'! Do you guys say "a'kiddin'" down there? Enjoy the pie making and the wreath reworking.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Karen, SANDWICH is such a lovely place...that cottage is so YOU. It is a cool day here, sunny, but definitely urging us to wear our sweaters!!! Happy weekend! Anita

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Rainy days are wonderful cozy days to read or create. I yearn for a few! It has been so long since we have had rain!
I hope when my sweet roses bed down for the long winter that they will wake refreshed and be a lot better than they were this year!!! This was not a good year for roses, here!
I get them through the winter at the grocery store....they have beautiful ones at very reasonable prices!
♥ Jil

Snap said...

Roses and an apple pie ... packing my bags! ;D ;D ;D

Blondie's Journal said...

The roses are just beautiful, Karen! I bet the photos cheered you up on a rainy day! Or the pie! lol! Your porch was lovely last year, don't stray too far from what you had! ;-D

Happy fall weekend!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks for the links to other fun sites! Your post is lovely! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

It's nice to see that some things never change, and one of those is the fact that you have one of the most beautiful blogs I've ever seen, Karen. Love your wreath, no matter the year or the season.

Love you, too. Happy Fall, my friend...



Chubskulit Rose said...

Such gorgeous roses! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

Have a fun weekend!


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a delightful Pink Saturday post, Karen! The music made me want to dance and your photos and illustrations are so cheerful! I love the photo of your daughter looking at her baby boy for the first time on your sidebar...the miracle of Motherhood is a joy to see!

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

That's an interesting picture looking out your front door - love it. What a dreamy place the rose arbor photos are. Happy Pink Saturday to you!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Amazing images!

Popped in from HSTS Pink Saturday.


nancyjean said...

Hi Karen...oh such beautiful roses! love your pictures. Thanks for the lead on that apple pie...sounds delicious! I visiting from over at kim klassen groupies...see you there!

RobinfromCA said...

I just love your creativity! That rose arbor is stunning! Tucked in for the winter they are resting for a glorious first bloom in the spring!
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your apple pie!