Hello. Happy Tuesday to you! Yesterday while I was out and about, I made a quick stop at a my favorite gardening shop to see if they had anything new and exciting going on. Well, they did. They were getting all their Christmas stuff out. I love Christmas and everything about it, so of course, I had to take a look around. Hum dee dum, I leisurely strolled along, making mental notes about what I should get, then I thought, "Hello? It's still October, there's time for you to come back and look at this another day."
So I moved on and made my way over to the cut flower section and what did I finally see? Chinese lanterns! Ohhh happy day, I've been waiting for these beauties. To me, they just seem like Fall in a cute little package. Wanting to photograph their pretty papery selves, I got a few...along with a caramel. Ugghh. I always have to get a caramel and eat it the minute I get in the car. Never mind that I ate almost a whole bagful the day before...ones that were supposed to be for caramel apples.
Happily driving home, I stop at the grocery store to get, among other things, more caramels and what do I spy?! These cute little tomatillos! I've never seen those there before. Don't they look just like the Chinese lanterns, except that they are green? I think so too. Of course, I had to Google that and see what it was all about. Apparently they're from the same group of plants...the nightshade family. Hmmm...how interesting.