It's been so gray and dreary here for the last five days, maybe six days. I can't remember anymore! Good days for soups and salads. Last week sweet potato and squash soup, this week garbanzo bean. There are few leaves left on the trees, but amazingly, some roses are still blooming. There's a story that goes with this rose bush. Every day a neighbor walks by with his little daughter and he lifts her up to smell the roses. Sometimes I spy them out the window. So cute! I am so glad they enjoy them.