Well, a week of crisp fall-is-just-arriving weather is drawing to a close. My front porch has a pot of yellow pansies, a pumpkin, and a small yellow and green squash to bring my house in line with the new season. And today also marked the day of reaching my pinacle of comfort food - the first peppermint mocha.
I love this time of year. Acorns are raining down with their little caps ajar. The nights are chilly making me burrow deep under the covers. Sweaters come out of hiding. Apples abound at the farmers market. What are your favorite fall things?
Image of this c. 1830 tin coffeepot is courtesy the Index of American Design (http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/iadmetal/iadmetal-30068.html). Lots of great treasures of the American past captured in exquisite watercolors - check it out for a little nostalgia (perfect this time of year).