When I got in my car to head home from work today the outside temperature was 48 degrees. Quite a change from our low 80s yesterday. As I drove home contemplating what to have for dinner, the windshield wipers seemed to be trying to decide whether to be on or off as the drizzle kept trying to obscure my view. I, on the other hand, was trying to remember how to make the heat come on after all these months of A/C at full blast :).
I think a day like this calls for a nice big pot of soup for dinner. Luckily I made one of those a few days ago and still had plenty left. It would be just the thing to chase the chill away.
Once home, the house seemed dark and gloomy. So, as long as I didn't have to spend a lot of time on dinner, I decided to see about warming up the table. My flowers are currently putting on quite a late season show. I went out and picked a few dahlias, swamp sunflowers and several different colored mums. I cut the stems very short, filled a low bowl with water, added the flowers and one floating candle to the bowl and ended up with a quick centerpiece to brighten the table on this gloomy day.
Soup and simple centerpieces ...
my recommendation for warming up a damp, dreary day.