While we are still having some warm weather in the Pacific Northwest, Fall is certainly upon us.
The hydrangeas have turned from their gorgeous blues to soft green and pink tones.
The evenings have a chill that creeps in a little earlier than it did a few weeks ago.
The row of lunches to pack each night is waiting for me shortly after we finish dinner together each night.
And the apple orchards have announced that the u-pick season has begun.
I grew up on a small working farm in Central Washington, with cattle, horses and lots of vegetables.
My grandparents were organic gardeners before anyone had really heard of organic gardening.
My Mom sorted fruit in a local fruit warehouse, choosing which apples would make it to your shopping basket, and which would be deemed culls.
A cull would become juice or applesauce.
And while it’s been many years since that land was a farm, there are a few remnants of a simple time that I try to recreate for my own family.
Where the pace is a bit slower, the evenings arrive a bit earlier.
And food can be enjoyed together from the vine to the plate.
We like to enjoy eating outside until bundling up no longer works.
There is something about bringing a big pot of soup and a crusty bread to the table, and enjoy the last bits of favorable weather together around the table.
I am not sure how this little table will end up as she is in dire need of paint, or something.
This drop-leaf table was my Grandmother’s, and in years past was reserved for holidays, big family meals, and cutting fabric.
Not necessarily in that order.
So as long as it’s not raining, or too cold, that’s where you can find us.
There will be plenty of time to cuddle up around the fireplace inside, but for now, our October table full of apples, and fall goodness is where we like to be.
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And thank you to the lovely Katrin from Kreative K for putting this all together.
Wishing you a wonderful fall full of yummy apples and good wine.
Make sure you visit all of the beautiful October Vignettes on our hop put together by Katrin at Kreativ K!! Thank you again Katrin 🙂
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