Sunday, September 30, 2007

Tree trolls, apples, pumpkins, cookies and all things FALL

It's been such a great weekend. Relaxing, cool weather, what more could you ask for? I took my mom to the Bellagio to see the new autumn display they have in the conservatory. They change this entire display 5 times a year and it's always different. This year they have a "tree troll" made entirely from recycled paper. I thought he looked so cool sitting there among the pumpkins.
This is a little closer view of him. His eyes are made from recycled Christmas ornaments.
I thought this barrel of apples looked so cool. Hey, you could make some serious apple pies with those!!!
Loved the displays of pumpkins and gourds everywhere.
And finally, when I got home I really felt like baking and I wanted to try something new so I made coconut white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. Scott loves them, but I'm not too sure. I'll have to try them out on the kids and neighbors before I decide whether or not they're keepers.
Today is going to be laundry and getting ready for the work week. Ugh. This morning I decided I was going to make myself a huge cup of tea with honey and spearmint. Got the tea all made and I went out to pick some spearmint and realized that I hadn't watered the poor little plant in 2 days and it had dried and shriveled up. Damn. So no spearmint tea for me this morning. If that's the worst thing that happens today, I'll take it....gladly. So now I'm off to strip our bed and wash clothes for the next 12 hours. Guess you can't goof off every day now, can you?

12 comments:

Charli said...

Ah I love these pics Ruth! I wish I could have been there and got some photos of them - the guy made of recycled paper looks really interesting! And I think I would love those cookies - they sound right up my street!

SuzyB said...

Fabulous photos and what a cool troll!! Would glady swap homes with you to see all that, when shall we do it?

Oh and erm.. perhaps you should erm send me some of those cookies, I would definitely tell you if they were nice or not :o) x

Angela said...

Those are some gorgeous shots! Love them!

Shannon said...

That is totally cool that it was all used items to make that! WOW! And great shots to boot.

Kirsty Wiseman said...

hey missy - you no play with us anymore? You spearmint killing cookie monster - you!

Charli said...

hi ruth - we've missed ya! Ive tagged you - check my blog when you get chance love!

Hazel said...

Oh yummy cookies and other great shots!

Maaike said...

this is autumn!!

Louise said...

what a fantastic display... would love to see it irl.
Thanks for sharing X

Jolanda said...

How great is this!!!

cass said...

love that display it's awesome, wish i could have come with you

Chris said...

WOW!! Wow!! Wow!! these photos are amazing! Wish I could have seen all those things for real !!
Loved reading your tag answers too :D