Autumn has always been my favorite season. The colors, the cool air, and the brilliant trees, as leaves turn from green to gold and red.
Trees aren't the only thing changing hues. Market fare that was mostly green (beans, peas, lettuce, etc.) becomes more colorful with the changing season. Peppers have been on the vine long enough to redden; and pumpkins take over where corn was once sold, and squash and mums brighten the stands.
We roasted pepper over the campfire last time we went. A roasted pepper is delicious; a smoked roasted pepper is to die for!
Start thinking up your punk-o-lantern faces! We're going to our first Halloween party of the season this Friday.
I never really know what to do with any of this stuff. Any tips?
Tomatoes, I can find a use for. These are good...well, just by the handful.
This is usually about how much garlic I have lying around my house, and I have to admit that I've never seen a single vampire.
I was considering planting mums at the farmhouse this season, but the instructions on care and mulching overwhelmed me. "Mulching with leaves is the kiss of death!" I overheard. Maybe next year. Or maybe I'll give it a shot after all. Anyone out there have any Mum advice? (Not motherly advice, Mum advice!)
And lastly, while I was standing around talking to Angie Heaton, who was selling great leather bracelets that she'd made from vintage belts (in a fit of shyness, I didn't get a photo), musician Mike Powers interrupted his concert to a few children to take a phone call. Seriously, the music stopped, and "HELLO?" he said, and began talking. Surprised that he'd take a call in the middle of what he was doing, Angie and I both stopped talking...to find this:
Children waited patiently while he finished up his call, and got back to the music at hand.
It must have been important.