Southern Walk

Submitted by Christi

This past weekend, the weather was so beautiful. After the football games, my husband, the dog (Bailey) and I took a walk in the neighborhood. I took along the camera to capture some of the Autumn beauty.

This beauty was in my bird feeder before we left.

This beauty was in my bird feeder before we left.

Grabbing a bite to eat.

Grabbing a bite to eat.

Beautiful bush in front of a neighbors house.

Beautiful bush in front of a neighbors house.

Decorating for the season. Love the red hat.

Decorating for the season. Love the red hat.

At Master Gardeners we would say this rose bush had good hips!

At Master Gardeners we would say this rose bush had good hips!

I love how the have landscaped around the mailbox.

I love how they have landscaped around the mailbox.

This is a tree in our own backyard.

This is a tree in our own backyard.

The stems of the pokeweed are such a pretty red/purple.

The stems of the pokeweed are such a pretty red/purple.

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: Slow Cooker Apple Praline Crisp

6 medium-size crisp tart apples (Granny Smith or Jonathan), peeled if desired, cut into 1/2 inch slices (about 6 cups)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup toffee bits
Ice cream, if desired

1. Spray a 3-4 quart slow cooker with cooking spray or use a crock pot liner and spray it. In a large bowl, mix apples and cinnamon to coat. Place in slow cooker.
2. In medium bowl, mix oats, brown sugar, flour and butter with pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Stir in pecans and toffee bits. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over apples.
3. Cover; cook on LOW heat setting 4 to 5 hours. Serve with a scoop of ice cream

25 Responses to “Southern Walk”

  1. Missy Says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  2. Carol @ Old Glory Cottage Says:

    I love all of the beautiful reds of Mother Nature that you shared! Especially that bird. Maybe a woodpecker? And that burning bush is amazing!
    Happy Rednesday!

  3. Kathleen Says:

    Lovely! Our burning bush hasn’t turned yet.we are late this year!

  4. [email protected] Says:

    Love all the hint of red in your pictures. Looks like fall! Happy Outdoor Wednesday : ) Sherri

  5. Lisa Shatzer Says:

    Love all the beautiful shades of red in your photos!

  6. JSELEP Says:

    Your photos make me want to get out and bike around.

  7. Joyce M Says:

    My goodness I have never made a desert in our crock pot. Perhaps we should try this recipe. Thanks!
    Joyce M

  8. Rainey Says:

    Really fantastic outdoor photos… and pretty too!
    Have a great rest of the week!
    ~Really Rainey~

  9. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove Says:

    Pretty reds! But, that recipe steal the post! I have been on a big apple kick lately and have been making all kinds of desserts. this is my next dessert! I have a bag of Jonathans ready to use!

  10. [email protected] Porch Musings Says:

    Beautiful ODW photos and yummy dessert!

  11. HOOTIN' ANNI [jazz festival] Says:

    All are lovely photos….I don’t know why, but I love that mail box with the pampas grass best. But, they’re all so beautiful. Maybe it is the sunlight…

    Mine today is the Annual Jazz Festival in town. Come by if you can. CLICK HERE

    Have a glorious Wednesday.

  12. Sandi Says:

    Hi Christi,
    Wonderful photos! Lovely bush and outdoor shots. Your apple crisp sounds yummy. Happy REDnesday.


  13. Leslie Says:

    Hi Christi,
    Great pictures…I’ve never actually seen rose hips before & have always wondered where they came from!
    Please stop by my blog-I’m doing a giveaway until Friday, Oct. 23rd.
    Hugs, Leslie

  14. Mary Says:

    You were able to capture some wonderful color on your walk. I hope the game ended in your teams favor :-). Have a great week and enjoy Outdoor Wednesday.

  15. SueLovesCherries Says:

    What a joy to start of with that red-headed Flicker! Makes me want to take a jaunt in the neighborhood – but after those noisy landscapers leave! Have a great week!

  16. Riet Says:

    THose are beautiful and colourful pictures. Thank you for sharing.

  17. Becky Says:

    Lovin those beautiful fall images!!!

  18. RobinW Says:

    Beautiful pictures…the recipe sounds fabulous.

  19. [email protected] Says:

    What a beautiful neighborhood. I love all the fall colors.
    Apple crisp in the slow cooker sounds YUMMY!!! i love the smell of apple cooking. Bring back lot of memories of grandma’s cooking.

  20. Regina Says:

    Great scenes and post!

  21. Tracy Says:

    Looks like you had a lovely walk. Great pictures! I love the red headed woodpecker!

    Thank you for taking us along with you on your walk and for the recipe!


  22. amy Says:

    You have captured the beautiful colors of Autumn!!!

  23. Mikki Says:

    Beautiful pictures. And the recipe looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it out.

  24. A Grain of Salt Says:

    Love the red. Very pretty.

  25. Kathy Says:

    Beautiful fall color! And I love the little scarecrow with the red hat, how fun. The recipe sounds delicious, and I love anything that I can use my slow cooker for. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

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