Every Leaf Speaks Bliss to Me

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the Autumn tree."

~ Emily Bronte ~


The month of October seemed to be over in next 
to no time, taking Halloween along with it.

In the blink of an eye, Autumn will be over too, so today I thought I'd
share the last of my Autumn, October and Halloween images with you.


The beautiful colours of Autumn...

Each with a unique patina...

Perfect for pressing...

And decorating the home...

My Halloween pumpkin...

The end result...

My choice of book for All Hallows Read...

Home-made pumpkin and raspberry juice...

This was made using a fruit and vegetable juicer.

1 small pumpkin (skin left on, chopped, with seeds removed)
1 whole lemon (skin left on, sliced and pips removed)
1 Granny Smith apple (skin left on but core removed)
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
2 cups of raspberries
1 tablespoon of sugar

Add the chopped pumpkin (approximately 4 cups) and apple to 
your juicer, followed by the sliced lemon and 2 cups of raspberries.

Once the juice has been extracted, pour it into a saucepan.

Add the teaspoon of cinnamon powder and tablespoon of sugar.

Allow to simmer until all the sugar has dissolved.

Add more or less sugar and cinnamon to suit your taste.

Drink it hot or allow to cool and serve chilled, with ice.

If you'd like the perfect receptacle for your beverage,
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  1. Beautiful pictures Yvonne. I know I say this every time but you sure do bring autumn to life. We are in spring here but its still decidedly chilly. Your pumpkin & raspberry juice sounds wonderful. I miss pumpkins when they arent in season as i just love them. Have a wonderful weekend Yvonne x x

    1. Thank you, Julie. I quite like chilly Spring, too. I don't think I'm looking forward to Winter, frost has already arrived here in the mornings *shivers*.

      Have a perfect week xx

  2. Love these images Yvonne! Thanks so much for the recipe! Looks so yummy! You are so right, Autumn will be over so soon! Big Hugs!

    1. Thank you, Stacy. Winter's frost is already here ♥

  3. The falling leaves
    Drift by my window
    The falling leaves
    Of red and gold..

    I see your lips
    The summer kisses
    The sunburned hands
    I used to hold....(I'm sure you ALL the rest).

    Ah! My Virginia Creeper is looking quite bare now!
    Back and front, upsets me a bit, after a summer of
    full green foliage, the colours now of course are
    red/brown/gold...lovely, but, does'nt last long...!
    So, all l'm doing now..is sweeping up leaves!

    The juice sounds good to...I do things like that,
    things left over..straight into the juicer, for
    a quick spin...Hot or cold, sometimes with toast..!

    And..needless..or seedless to say..I~LOVE~PUMPKIN! :).
    Please Note...I wrote Juicer..as l'm unable to spell..
    Liquidizer...!!! :0).

    1. It's quite sad when the leaves are gone and trees are bare. There are elements of Winter that I love, but the morning frost isn't one of them.

      A juicer separates the juice from the pulp. A liquidizer is better for making smoothies :)

  4. Gorgeous photos!That recipe sounds really good! xxx

  5. I love how your pumpkin turned out, Yvonne - very wicked looking! We certainly don't get the beautiful fall colours over here that you do. Nothing really worth pressing most years. I've just met a guy at the hotel who is over visiting from Ebbw Vale - is that close to you? What a delightful accent he has! :)

    1. I carved both sides. The other side was a cat-face. I clearly have to much time on my hands. Ebbw Vale is just an hour's drive away from me :)


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