Southern Red October

In between the frequently rainy days, we have had some nice ones. Everything is really starting to take color.

Red bushes
Red bushes
Red sunrise
Red sunrise
Red leaves
Red leaves
Red sky at moonrise
Red sky at moonrise

A beautiful red October.

Then there is this:

pokeweed berries
Pokeweed berries

These are growing all over the place. They are the weeds whose young leaves are used in poke salat (salad). The berries are gobbled up by the birds, but are best not consumed by humans. We have a few in the back yard that we have let grow by the fence for the birds. The stems are a beautiful purplish red. Don’t you just love things like that?

A little outdoor red for Outdoor Wednesday with A Southern Daydreamer and Rednesday! with It’s a Very Cherry and today’s lagniappe is a great idea for Crockpot Wedneday with Dining with Debbie.

Today’s Lagniappe: Crockpot Apple Butter
Something that smells great as it cooks and tastes great when it is done!

Put 3 quarts of apples, sliced thin, in a crock pot and cook overnight on high. Next morning, add 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 3 cups sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cloves. Cook all day on low.






22 responses to “Southern Red October”

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  2. Tracy Avatar

    What beautiful photos! I especially love the red bushes and the maple leaves. I love apple butter. My mother recently made some and is sending a few jars to me – cannot wait for that package!

    Thank you for sharing your photos and recipe with us!

    ~ Tracy

  3. April Avatar

    You put together a lovely set of pictures. In Texas we hardly ever get to see the foliage change colors. Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Olde Dame Penniwig Avatar

    Yes, I do love things like that! I miss the South. Thank you for the lovely photos and reminders of a Southern autumn.

  5. KBeau Avatar

    Beautiful pictures. Looks like you are having a wonderful fall.

  6. Dawn Avatar

    Beautiful photos. I haven’t had apple butter in a long time. Sounds wonderful!

  7. Mary Avatar

    What nice photos. They do indeed carry the air of autumn about them. I especially love the shot of the poke berry. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  8. angi Avatar

    such beautiful autumn pictures love how you captured it all

  9. denisemarie Avatar

    great fall reds. Can you believe it is oct 14th.

  10. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove Avatar

    Really beautiful photos!

  11. Karen Avatar

    Lovely red leaves and I like the shot with the moon. When I was a little girl, I would make play ink from poke berries.

  12. Beth at Aunties Avatar

    The Red colors are so pretty, we too have a red twig bush but with no berries… It adds some beauty to the landscape during the cold winter months against the snow. The moonrise was beautiful! I LOVE this time of year!

  13. Regina Avatar

    Hello. So delightful . Love the colors of autumn.
    Thank you for sharing.

  14. Sandi Avatar

    What wonderful photos! I’ve always wanted to taste Apple Butter but never have. It sounds yummy! Happy REDnesday.


  15. Charlene Avatar

    Your photos are so pretty! We just don’t have colors like that here. The photos & info on the poke berries was interesting. When I saw the description I thought Poke like Poke Salad Annie… and then in reading your post yep that’s it. INTERESTING! And the apple butter sounds really good. I bet it makes the whole house smell divine.

  16. Kammy Avatar

    Mmmmmmm love your recipe – may use if for all my apples :o)
    Love the color in the photos !

  17. HOOTIN' ANNI Avatar

    I’ve never seen poke berries before. I learned a lot by visiting with you today.

    My Outdoor Wednesday is posted…it is Halloween black & white…with color added here and there. Come by if you can find time, I’d love to have you visit with me today. Here is where you’ll find my photos shared! I also have a Halloween TREAT for you on my sidebar if you care to grab and run with it. :o)

  18. Joyce M Avatar

    Lovely fall photos.
    Joyce M

  19. Claudia@DipityRoad Avatar

    Lovely shots you have here.

    I espeically enjoy the orange maple leafs.

    If you have a moment — I would love you to stop by and say hi!

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

  20. Alison Avatar

    Great pictures! I especially love the picture of the red leaves.

    Your recipe sounds (and I’m sure smells) just wonderful! Any particular variety of apples work best?

    Thanks for visiting my blog today!

  21. Kat Avatar

    Beautiful photos! fall is a great time to take photos out doors. thanks for sharing them! have a lovely evening.

  22. SueLovesCherries Avatar

    Oh, what gorgeous photos! I like how you captured a sunrise and moonrise! I can smell that apple butter cooking now – mmmm!

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