The Essence of Autumn: So tasty!

Shall we say goodbye to August? In just a few more days we’ll be flipping the pages of the calendar and looking at colorful leaves, some bubbling brooks or maybe a basket full of apples. The calendar tries to ease us ever so slowly into the next month. You probably know by now that Autumn is my favorite of all the seasons (so favorite that it needs to be capitalized!)

I love the colors, smells and sounds that nature releases and the cool morning air and chilly nights.

I smile at the wilting plants, herbs gone to seed and unpicked goodies.

I welcome the new apples, laden with juice and flavor.Honeycrisp apples

I picked apples last week. This year Colorado had a bumper crop of apples, pears, peaches … you name it! I visited an orchard and picked to my heart’s content. As I was driving to the weight station, I found another stand of trees just begging me to pick, pick, pick! And, I did. The Honeycrisp apples are small this year but the flavor just drips out of them. Trust me on that one.

Thirty two pounds later I am happy to say I am eating 3-4 apples per day. I also plan to go back and get more. I can put some in my freezer, make applesauce, or give them away.  To me, apples are the essence of Autumn.

Soon the Western Slope Peaches from Palisade, Colorado will be delivered to our community and my oh my … Move over apples!  There will be no room in the fridge for anything else and that’s ok!

Palisade Peaches – Colorado 

17 thoughts on “The Essence of Autumn: So tasty!

  1. I love autumn too! It’s my favorite time of year. I remember all the years we took our boys to Stribling Orchard in Virginia for apple picking, and then I made so many apple cobblers, pies, pancakes, you name it! Too bad I have to leave the USA to return to the desert climate in Oman today. No autumn for me this year… 😦


  2. This summer’s hot, dry weather hasn’t exactly been kind to fruit, but it has given us great flavor! I remember last year, when we had record rain, that the peaches were tasteless – very very juicy, but no flavor at all. This year, they’re delicious.


  3. Alice

    Mmmm I love apples and apple anything. Do you have a favorite variety? I love the old timey Jonathon and Arkansas Black. Or Granny Smith, or Transparent, or…


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