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.

3 comments:

Sara 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?

Erin 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.

Sara 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."