- Glorious, unseasonably warm, sunny, Sundays! This is now the third week in a row that after a cold and damp Saturday we’ve got a Sunday warm enough to throw the windows open!
- Purple as a Fall colour. I’m used to the occasional purple ornamental cabbage, but I’ve never been anywhere with so many bright flowers blooming purple long after all the other flowers have died.
- New knitting projects. Whether it’s half an hour on the bus to and from work, or 50 minutes watching something on Hulu, I’m getting a lot of time to knit these days. I’m starting with a couple neckwarmers to get back into things, but I’m hoping to work my way up to more ambitious projects.
- Fall fruit. Apples and pomegranates especially. Almost as gorgeous to just look at as to eat.
Every time I think ‘that was the last warm day we’ll have until spring’, I’m proven wrong.
I’ve been baking pear-apple crisps and cranberry-apple pies and honey-apple cakes, and making apple sauce and drinking apple cider (alcoholic and non) and eating piles and piles of apples (much to the delight of Charlie, who loves to eat the cores). This gorgeous fruit crumble recipe, from Everybody Likes Sandwiches is, as promised The Best Crumble Ever. The toppping is just as wonderful on fall fruit as spring.
So what’s putting a spring in your step, even as we wind our way towards winter?