Monday, September 29, 2008

Fall is Here

I have been trying to deny it for awhile. I was not ready to give up the summer weather allowing hiking and camping and biking without the need for raingear. Every time someone would mention fall was here, I would ask them to stop talking.

The calendar and all the news reporters started to say that it was "official", fall was here. The weather was raining for the first time in quite awhile and getting a little cold. I thought about turning on my heater one evening, but I was not ready for that. I was probably being wimpy anyway.

I went to one of my favorite places, the Rhododendron Gardens and admission was no longer being collected. The place was not crowded, even though it was the middle of the day on the weekend, and, the different ducks were starting to arrive. I was seeing Coots, Grebes, Gadwalls, Wood Ducks and even the wide billed Shovelers. I LOVE seeing all the migratory birds stopping for a visit. Really, this was my favorite time of year to visit the garden.

At my local grocery store, I then noticed something else that would make fall a little more inviting. Honey Crisp Apples! It is the perfect apple, really. The only type that I will eat daily and I'll even pay a little more for them. They are the perfect combination of sweet and tangy with a bite full of crispy juiciness. Just writing this makes me want to get the one out I have waiting for snack time and start enjoying it.

Another sign of fall is I've had a cold for about a week now so I haven't been cooking much and that is why that's all I have to share today. I promise my next post will be an amazing recipe everyone will want to try. In the meantime, look for the best apple ever in your local store.


Cassidy Lee said...

So I know commenting on every post is a bit weird, but I found the Honey Crisps as well and enjoyed one the other day. They do make fall a bit better.

PonyBoy Press said...

I just finished a honey crisp. yum. I love the pic here of the ducks!