Hello, cozy mornings, hot cups of coffee, and warm fuzzy socks.
Hello, hot bowls of oatbran, sprinkled with granola, and topped with melty pb&jam.
Hello to those long morning walks, in my jeans and a warm, fuzzy hoodie.
Hello, big black lab with your thick winter coat. Hello, big black lab with your endless energy and enthusiasm—your happiness with life itself. Hello.
Hello, warm morning sun, with your lingering reminder of a summer past. Hello, warm morning sun, with your gentle, glowing kiss. Hello.
Hello, fresh local vegetables. Hello to your crops of squash, cabbages, pumpkins. Hello to your deliciously abundant, end-of-the-season zucchini.
Hello, roasted brussels sprouts. I’ve missed you.
Hello, apple farms. Hello, homemade cider donuts, “pick your own” apples, and freshly made apple cider.
Hello, hayrides. Hello to the intoxicating smells of fresh hay, sweet apples and fallen leaves. Hello.
Hello to walking through petting zoo’s while at the apple farm. Hello to my not-so-mild obsession with little black goats…
…warm fuzzy noses…
…and squiqqly little tails.
Hello, afternoon snack, picked right from the tree. Crisp. Cold. Fresh.
Hello, afternoon snacks of the week. Week(s)??
Hello, Starbucks. Hello to your warm pumpkin spice lattes. Hello to your promise of upcoming gingerbread lattes too.
Hello to driving home with the windows down, a chilly breeze against my face, a fuzzy hoodie, and a cup of warmth in my hands. Hello.
Hello, visions of apple crisps, applesauce, apple pan dowdy, and apple spice muffins.
Hello to actually wanting to heat up the kitchen again. 😉
cored apples (about 10)
sliced apple wedges + a bit of water (less than a cup)
brought to a boil and simmered (for about 10-15 minutes)
brought to a soft, mooshy state
blended and mixed with 2-3 T. brown sugar + cinnamon and nutmeg as desired (blending not necessary if you peel the apples, but I like to leave the fiber and nutrients completely intact 😀 )
and stored (in the fridge, up to one week)
…for the full experience, be sure and serve this stuff h-o-t! And preferrably with homemade bran muffins. 😀
Question: What is one thing that you look forward to in the fall?
I am SO looking forward to vegan, gluten-free apple crisp. I was just thinking about it today! Is it too soon? I think not.
i sooooo love the photos in your blog!!! how you turn everyday stuff like fruits and cooking and coffee cups into great storytelling photos. can you give me tips??? i’m a photography newbie… please keep posting! ^_^
Thanks for the kind compliment! But really, I’m always learning too! I think photography is one of those things that you’re constantly learning something new. Last year, I had no idea what white balance or aperture or shutter speed meant. But learning how each of these work, a little at a time, really helps.
Oh, and just going to places that you love and taking pictures of things that make you feel inspired is a great learning opportunity. 😀 Have fun with it!
i made a blogpost just like this one… or rather, inspired by this one… i had your link in it!!! 🙂 check it out…
follow up question.. can i ask what camera you’re using?? thanks!^_^
I use the Canon Rebel with a f/1.8 lens. I was able to wait out amazon enough to get a decent sale on both. 😉
whoa f/1.8 so that explains the depth of field. :))
Apple orchards. Homemade apple pies. Chili and cornbread. Hot coffees and teas. Jeans and Hoodie attire!
Mmm…I agree! 😀
So many things to love…my favorite would have to be making my own apple butter. I love the aroma it creates in our house, and freezing it to eat throughout the winter. (It makes for great gifts too.) I’ll be posting the recipe this fall.
I absolutely love apple butter, but haven’t actually ever made it myself. 😀 I can’t wait to see your recipe!
LOVE this!! You make me want fall right now! I hope my sis and I can find a cute apple orchard near our home so we can get a big ‘ole bundle. 🙂
Without question, the cute piggly noses. ANd the cheaper kabochas and sweet potatoes.
Gosh, you’ve just made me VERY excited for Fall!
I just saw a kabocha at the farmers market on Saturday. So excited for all of fall’s fresh produce. 😀
I really prefer the summer and spring, so thank you so much for this post. There’s so much to appreciate in fall too, I love this!
xxx Julia (Taste of Living)
I am looking forward to an abundance of pumpkins, apples, plums and chestnuts.
Also, I can’t wait to start studying my ass off again :))
… honestly, I don’t know if i can pick just ONE thing!
I’m looking forward to the leaves changing, my birthday, and riding my horse almost everyday. Those sound pretty fab, no?
Food-wise, I can’t WAIT to bake again!
Goodness, this is such a pretty post! And you’re making me so jealous…fall won’t come to GA for another couple of months!!! It’s cooler in the mornings, but goes back up to 90 by 1:00! 😦
How lovely! I thoroughly enjoyed reading through this post! I just love that in-between period, where it is warm yet chilly. And you can smell winter on its way. It’s that smell in the breeze while your taking a stroll down the street that I look forward to most of all.
What a nice post!
I am looking forward to taking walks outside with a big cozy sweater and jeans on and holding a hot cup of coffee or tea. The breeze feels crisp but the I feel very warm!
I am really looking forward to fall now that I’ve read your post! Most thing that I am looking forward to are coffee/hot cocoa and being inside watching movies 🙂
I look forward to hot soups like Potato Leek, as well as winter squash to come into season.
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Hello, favorite season! I enjoy a lot of the same things as you. The one thing I’d add is the weather. Zero humidity, sunny, and a cool breeze. Also scarves and boots!
WOW this is the best “fall” post i have seen yet! it totally got me excited for ALL things fall. loved the photos 🙂
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Just made this and it is delicious and so easy.