Thursday, October 14, 2010

Finally Fall

There are many signs just in the past couple of weeks here in piedmont NC that fall has arrived at long last.  No more 95 degree days.  Cool nights.  Not much in the way of changing leaves yet, but I will wait and hope that the extremely dry summer didn't rob us of the brilliant colors we usually enjoy in late October.
Beautiful blue skies.
Days filled with middle schoolers and all that brings.
A handful of candy corn offered by a 7th grade girl just because.
The last flowers in the GRO garden.
The last fruits and vegetables.
Will they ripen before frost?
Or before the critters eat them?
One ripe, one broken from the vine while trying to re-stake the vines still heavy with fruit.
A nice red from the Rhône Valley on a cool evening.  This one enjoyed at Saxapahaw General Store with dear friends last Saturday evening.
I don't usually order dessert, but couldn't resist this one when Joanie put it in front of me.  A homemade Peppermint Patty.

And yes, Antonio, a Peppermint Patty is also a Peanuts character!

I plan to find some lamb and make Carbonade de mouton, a lamb stew, this weekend.  I posted about it almost exactly two years ago from Arles...

Bon appétit, l'automne!

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