I have always enjoyed these days as the weather turns cooler and the outside light shortens a little each day through December. In the midst of spring and summer's warmth and light, I think this year will be different. This year I'll not want the cold and dark which arrives in late autumn.
However, by mid-September I am ready... each year... each season. I need these indoor months to rest and read and ponder... not to mention the making of soups, stews, bread, and the occasional cookie.
I have a few pantry posts in the ponder process (try saying that three times quickly), a couple book reviews, and I've had e-mails from those hoping I will share what I'm studying. I'll be happy to as it all becomes clear enough to put pen to paper (or keyboard).
Today or tomorrow I'll print out all the book and media recommendations and get them assembled into one post. The last time it took about a week to sort through each comment and combine them into one larger list. Thank you for all the wonderful recommendations!
The "color" here at home is spectacular this year. I took the camera outside on Friday and wandered around the house, down the gravel lane, and stood on the county road (constantly looking behind me for cars) and clicked away.
Hubby was repairing and painting one of the fences while the temperature was nice. Both of us just had to get outside as the weatherman said we had only one day without rain in the short term forecast.
I'll write more this week about the conference and the rest of the trip. :)
All of this beauty can be seen from our yard (or at least from our mailbox).
Below is the tree in the front yard on Monday morning. It is even more colorful but you may notice how many leaves from the other trees are now on the ground! Good thing I got out with the camera when I did.