This was the view out my kitchen window the other evening. Isn't it gorgeous? It is hard to let life get you down when you have that in front of you. The photo is angled so you can't see the house right behind mine. We will pretend it is all just open fields behind me.
We went apple picking today. My daughter was thrilled. She is still young enough that she is easy to please. My son came along and pretended he didn't belong with us but I think he kind of liked it. With a teenager that is all I ask for. I remember going places with my parents and pretending I wasn't related to them. As if people believed the 14-year-old was totally grown up and independent.
Apparently it has been a bumper crop this year. The trees were just loaded with apples. I would reach up and pull one off and three more would just tumble down on their own.
I love the fermenty (not a word, I know) smell in an orchard. It just smells like fall. It isn't really looking much like fall yet. We had an unusually warm September and that is harming the fall foliage. We might not get great color this year.
Here is one more picture of my daughter in the orchard just because her happiness makes me happy.
Now I am off to read the first sentence of about 20 books before I decide on one to read. That is the only way I seem able to pick a book. I keep reading first sentences until one pulls me in and I keep reading. Maybe not the most sensible way to choose a book but it is what I have done ever since I was a little girl. How do you decide what to read next?