Autumn Days

It’s been a beautiful autumn weekend.
You might have to click on the pics for full view…

autumn titmouse
tufted titmouse

squirrel enjoying the fallout from birdfeeder

downy woodpecker

sleepy kitties
sleepy kitties on a sunny autumn afternoon


And a neat article about dal from Little India Magazine ~~
The Magic Broth, for JFI ~ Toor Dal.

It’s not exclusive to toor dal, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

au sable river
and ever summertime dreaming… if you look hard you can see a lone deer taking a drink in this pool on the beautiful Au Sable river, near Oscoda, MI

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! 🙂


  1. Rajitha said

    aren’t squirrels cute…i love those chubbies running about 🙂

    I like them too Rajitha — and they love to steal the bird food so I leave plenty on the ground for them 😉

  2. Lovely pedtures!:) Could’nt spot the deer!:(
    I am sending my entry for your event today!:)

    Thanks for the lovely entry, Latha! Glad you liked the pics 🙂

  3. Sorry it should be pictures!

  4. Kaykat said

    Those kitties are *so* cute!

    Thanks KayKat…I love when they sleep like that 🙂

  5. mm said

    That squirrel looks hungry…..are you sure you are feeding it enough?? mm

    Probably not as much as you feed yours, mm! 😉

  6. Asha said

    Beautiful Fall there! Our’s turning color now but most trees have lost their leaves already. Scary changes!!
    Saw that article. Toor dal is a life line for us, specially South Indians. I made a few for you, nothing extraordinary but good!

    I’m sure they’re delish, Asha — can’t wait to see! Most of the leaves are gone now here, too — windy this week! 🙂

  7. Asha said

    Oh I forgot! Nobody has taken up Parsi and Sindhi cuisine for RCI who mainly live in and around Mumbai. You have a Parsi book, Sindhi is easy too find on the net. May be you should host that event.Think about it, would be fun!:)
    Khoja Cuisine is great too , they are Gujarati Muslims, have great dishes mainly non-veg but veg too.

    Thanks for the idea Asha — I’ll definitely think about it. I still have to get my Bihar dish yet! 🙂

  8. indosungod said

    Linda, beautiful pictures, love the serenity of the kitties sleeping. The ever busy woodpecker! is she/he in your backyard?

    Thanks ISG — and yes, the woodpecker is in my backyard. Usually see three or four species of woodpeckers over the course of a year and love them all — no pileateds like in MI, tho! 🙂

  9. Seema said

    Great pictures Linda….Still working on the Toor dhal event u r hosting!!

    Glad you enjoyed them, Seema — looking forward to your Toor Dal Dish! 🙂

  10. mandira said

    beautiful pictures linda… i am making that trip with you next year 🙂

    Thanks Mandira — I hope we can do that, it would be such fun! 🙂

  11. innovatel said

    The last picture is fantastic! The other are beautiful 🙂

    I love Autumn 🙂

    Thank you Innovatel — glad you enjoyed 🙂

  12. Vani said

    How content the kitties look! The pix are beautiful, Linda. JFI- Toor Dal – lovely! My last post was on toor dal! Will come up with something new for your jihva. I never knew there was something called hubbard squash! The halwa looks delish! Sorry for the 4-comments-in-one Linda! I’ve been checking your site but not had a chance to comment. Take care now!

    Hi Vani! I’m so glad to see you here — hope things are going well with you. I know how busy it can get with little ones! Look forward to your dal for JFI, I’m sure it’ll be wonderful! 🙂

  13. meeso said

    Love the pics…especially the last two. Took me awhile to find the dear, at least I think I found her 🙂

    She’s kind of in the shadows there Meeso, yep. Glad you liked the pics 🙂

  14. Cynthia said

    Linda, I just finished reading the article on Dal. Loved it and found it very informative. Thank you for pointing it out.

    I’m so glad you found it useful, Cynthia 🙂

  15. Aparna said

    Lovely pictures. Have always loved the autmn colours, though you don’t get them in southern India. My sister lives in MI.

    Hope you can get a chance to visit your sister in MI sometime, Aparna — my favorite place! I’ve not been lucky to visit India yet, but hopefully some day 🙂

  16. TBC said

    Hi Linda,
    Just sent you my entry for JFI. Hope u get it. 🙂

    Thank you TBC — sure did get it and sent you a note back 🙂

  17. Revathi said

    I loved the article in little India… some facts about dal are very true. Btw I notice something – When Sailu announced JFI for Dals, there was stark shortage of dals in the grocery shelves here. Now when u announced JFI for ToorDal – same shortage !! This time thankfully only for a short while.

    Hmmmmmmm.. Go figure 🙂

    Hey Revathi — great to see you! Hmm… indeed. I hadn’t thought about that but you’re right — there is something of a slim selection these days! Hopefully not for long, as you say 🙂

  18. lakshmi said

    When did you put the sonific songpost widget? 🙂 – although auto plays on websites usually bug me, I love music on blogs 😀 LOL – its so defining, like when I hear all the music on Asha’s blog (sometimes its damn funny) it kind of defines the experience that the blog has to offer.

  19. lakshmi said

    BTW, I second Asha. Parsi cuisine – its fabulous.

  20. Nupur said

    What gorgeous pictures! The critters seem to love you; they are posing for you 🙂

  21. sandeepa said

    That last pic is so beautiful…makes me want to go away somewhere

  22. Mansi said

    wow! the pics are so soothing!! I love Autumn, though its a mess to clean up the leaves in the garden:)

    the pics are so cute with the critters! thanks for sharing!

  23. Suganya said

    Awww… Look at those kitties snuggling.

  24. VegeYum said

    Such beautiful autumn pictures. You are so blessed to live in such a wonderful place. It is Friday night here, and after a long week, I just want to curl up with your cats.

    It has been a long week! I agree, a nap with the kitties is good soul food. So glad you enjoyed the pics 🙂

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