Happy Autumnal Equinox 🙂
The weather has acted fallishly all weekend – cool, cloudy, and rainy. I had really wanted to go for a nice long walk yesterday evening, but when I stepped outside to see how it felt, the slight mist shifted directly into continuous, soaking rain. So, for most of the weekend, we stayed home and worked on house projects.
Today though, we took a break from home ownership and went to check on the season’s beginnings. After all the rain, and a high in the low 50’s (10C), we opted for a driving tour…which I started with a weather-appropriate maple cinnamon latte.
Along the way, we stopped to get honeycrisps – apples from a farm on the Old Mission Peninsula. Before we visited up here in the fall several years back, we didn’t even know what honeycrisps were, but there were signs all over the place advertising them. One bite (from that one farm), and we were hooked. We’ve tried them from many places, and we’ve tried many varieties of apples, but that farm – Twin Maples Farm – has The Best Apples (and maple syrup) I’ve ever had.
With apples in hand, we continued our driving tour. The Big Show (leaf color change, that is) is just starting, so I didn’t take many photos; the rain gave up, but we’re still chilling under a pall of clouds, and I just wasn’t inspired. We did take a walk tonight. Only a mile and a half, and in the park instead of around our block, but I’m marking that in the “win” column. Some days you count all the little things – they eventually add up to big ones 🙂
What little things do you “count?”
A walk in the park…a couple days ago
Some more vignettes, just to thoroughly welcome Autumn: