Saturday, September 23, 2006

A Morning Ramble on Autumn

I slept until 10:00 this morning! Certainly it's been years since I did that. But I sure was tired. Not from doing anything, mind you. That would be so unlike me. Just from a week's worth of not getting enough sleep every night. I'm one of those must-have-a-minimum-of-8-hours-a-night people.

It's officially Autumn now. But all it's doing day after day is raining. I would like some crisp, dry weather so I can do fall things, like apple picking. I am a huge fan of all things agricultural. I love watching the farm fields through the seasons. Right now the corn that still stands is that dry, papery, bleached-looking tan. The soybean fields have turned golden. I'm sure there's pick-your-own pumpkin patches doing their thing, but I haven't been out that far. More rain forecasted for tomorrow.

I've finshed my English Breakfast tea, so I will spare you any more natterings and attempt to go do something productive.


BerryBird said...

The honey crisps were in Wegmans this week, but loose, not in big bags. It may the first time they've carried them: they were sampling. I made Erwin's parents both try some. When we went picking last year at B&S last year, they didn't have any pick-your-own opportunities for them yet. I guess their trees aren't mature enough; they had a very limited supply.

But you didn't like the honey crisps so much, did you? Remind me... what is your favorite variety, again?

a/k/a Nadine said...

Cortlands are my favorite, but I don't always have luck with them when I pick at B&S. They are often too tart and taste suspiciously like Macs.

BerryBird said...

Macs are good! When they are extremely fresh that is; they too quickly become prone to mealiness. I don't have a solid impression of Cortlands. I will have to remember to buy one and "try them."