The seasons are definitely changing now. It amazes me how fast it happens. One day it’s still 80° and the next I’m trying to remember to disconnect the outside hose before we get a hard freeze. The leaves are coming down by the bushel. Yesterday’s rain certainly brought down a bunch more. We have some yellows, oranges and golds, but the dry summer has had a lot of the leaves going straight to boring brown.
One of the funny things about the changing of the seasons is how cold our cold water gets so quickly. We have well water and even though it’s coming up from who knows how deep, it gets lukewarm over the summer. We haven’t even had a freeze yet but it’s nice and cool again. I suppose the warmth is from the water sitting up in the ummm thing the water sits in at the well and running through the pipes. When they turn the water off for maintenance, our house at the bottom of the hill almost always has water all day. Still, you wouldn’t expect it to be so cool already.
[aside] I miss the water we had in Cody. Mountain run off water. It was amazingly crisp and clean and ice cold even all summer long. We have okay water here. It’s a little harder than I like but better than some places I’ve lived. But nothing will ever compare to our water in Cody. [/aside]
It’s also the season for fall treats. There’s plenty of pumpkin spice out there but autumn is also, at least to me, a time for cinnamon. Think candied apples! I made these terrific crispy rice treats for Halloween. In my mind, I made this recipe up myself. It’s based on a candied cinnamon popcorn recipe. And it’s delicious!
Recipe at Chickens and Eggs.