“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.”

Okay, you’ve heard it here first: fringe is back. I saw fringed leather handbags being advertised in the paper. The fringe was across the front and the bags were by famous designers. The cost of the bags was at the least $500.00 with one over $700. I was reminded of my long ago suede jacket with the fringe hanging off the sleeves. It and I were quite stylish. After all, it was the 60’s. Back then I didn’t realize fringe can’t die. Now I have proof. There was the surrey with the fringe on top, Dale Evans wearing it on shirt sleeves and even her gloves, a bunch of us in the 60’s and now designer handbags. Fringe is the cockroach of the fashion world.

It’s a cloudy day, 55˚, not pretty in any way, even a bit dreary. The breeze is ever so slight and barely ruffles the leaves left on the trees. My front lawn and walkway are totally covered with leaves and pine needles. When I went to get the papers, the pine needles stuck to my slippers. I found a few needles by the front door.

I keep saving recipes with apples, squash, pumpkin and all of the fall vegetables as ingredients. The pictures of the finished dishes are mouth-watering. They also inspire me to put on that apron and head to the kitchen.

Dark comes far too early. My palm tree lights up the small farmer’s deck, but the fir tree lights have died. I need to replace them. Window lights shed a beam on the lawn. They are lit all the time. My new neighbor has put window lights in her front windows. Now there are two of us.

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10 Comments on ““Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.””

  1. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    When ponchos came back in, could fringe have been far behind? No.
    I have a fringed denim jacket from the 90’s. It also has a wolf painted on the back. It’s totally not my style but I wear it now and then. For all other things, no fringe for me. Having had to put fringe on knitted or crocheted items, I dislike fringe.

    I save recipes too but they rarely motivate me to go into the kitchen to make them. But I do find myself remembering something I saw in a recipe and using it in some other dish that I happen to be making.

    The day is mostly cloudy with periods of sun here and there. No wind and a bit warmer than the last few days. It was pleasant walking the dogs this morning.

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I am no longer a wearer of fringe. That was the younger me for whom fringe was a great look.

      What I need is a fringed poncho!!

      I have been trying new recipes lately, mostly appetizers for our game nights. It has been fun making new things.

      Not a bit of sun here. Gracie has been out quite a bit, and I keep a watch on her. I just can’t help it. She seems fine, but if she coughs I worry, the littlest thing gets me going.

      Have a great afternoon.

    • sprite Says:

      I had a teal fringed, beaded suede bag in high school (late ’80s/early ’90s). I loved it.

      My friends and I had a pumpkin fest this weekend: pumpkin beers and food made with pumpkin and/or winter squash. The dishes ranged from pasties, chili, and dip to salad. muffins, pie, and bread pudding. We were all stuffed by the time we called it a night.

      • katry Says:

        I remember the same type bags in the 60’s. I have a leather one with fringe i bought in Ghana. I’m holding on until it becomes stylish again.

  2. olof1 Says:

    I haven’t seen fringe in ages but I have to admit that I rarely notice what people wear 🙂

    I’m just the opposite, I almost never save any recipes. I prefer to just toss in what ever I might have at home just to see how it tastes 🙂 Today I had no energyu at all so I haven’t even made dinner for the coming week at work, I’ll do it tomorrow.

    We had a rather nice day here with sunshine all morning but even efter the clouds had arrived it still was nice. I took a long nap but still feel tired, I might have an early night tonight.

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      I haven’t seen fringe either which is why I was surprised.

      Mostly I make stuff when I have company. I like to try new foods when people come. If I experimented, it might not be that great so I usually experiment on my own. I’ve been into chicken thighs lately.

      I didn’t take too long a nap. Somebody was making all sorts of noise with hammering. I never went to look so now I’m curious.

      We never did see the sun today.

      Have a great evening!

  3. flyboybob Says:

    Along with fringe narrow lapels in men’s suits, narrow ties with tie clasps are also making a fashion return. I never thought plateform shoes for women would return but they have also come back. I had an Uncle Sam who never threw anything away. He even had spats in his closet and wide flowered ties which thankfully never came back. My uncle was prepared for a fashion return had he lived to the ripe old age of 114.

    I’m watching the Cowboys beat Jacksonville in London. Is football exportable to the rest of the world? The NFL is playing three games over there this year and next. The Bills play one home game a Year in Toronto and and they don’t sell out Rodgers stadium. The fans in Mexico can’t support NFL ticket prices but Europe might be ripe for real football. Controlled violence among huge men is popular everywhere.

    Another clear day with temperatures in the mid 60s. This is the time of the year when I can open the sun roof on my while commuting.

    • katry Says:

      The other big thing in men’s clothing is how tight the jackets and pants fit. More women are wearing those insanely high heels which would make my feet scream in pain.

      Your uncle was a smart man. Everything seems to come back in style at one time or another.

      The stadium was sold out for today’s game. The Pats played there last year. Maybe the appeal is the resemblance between football and rugby rules and play. It is even called rugby football and played in 120 countries.

      It has been around 55˚ the whole day.

      • flyboybob Says:

        I think it takes leather balls to play Rugby. 😉 A friend of mine used to live in Hong Kong in an expat neighborhood. They had a rugby team and made jokes about how American football players wore pads and were wimps and they didn’t. Of course they had never been hit by an NFL plsyer weighing almost three hundred pounds who can run a hundred yards in under ten seconds. It’s like getting hit by a locomotive.

      • katry Says:

        Rugby players have no real protection. They always look filthy and bloody at the end of the game. It looks brutal to watch.

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