I have always found it hard to motivate myself to do anything when the sun is beating down on me and the thermometer creeps past 80 degrees. I feel stagnant, I feel like my energy slowly but constantly evaporates. But when the weather starts to cool and I can push our double stroller all the way to the park without breaking a sweat, I start to think I can really accomplish something! I am at my best in jeans and a sweater.
I have intended to visit the Farmers Market all summer, but when I noticed the first hint of leaves changing I realized my time was running short. Maybe that is part of my motivation in the fall; this season is a transition period. It doesn't sit around and outlast its welcome like winter, and it doesn't beat down on me and make me lazy like summer. It's gone almost before it starts. So I made the Farmers Market a priority, and in the last two weeks I have been there twice.
mmm...fresh green beans
I still have squash, carrots, onions, red peppers, green beans and red potatoes that are awaiting their turn in the kitchen. Next visit will be to the orchard for some apples- Paul has requested a Caramel Apple Lattice pie with crust from scratch, and I feel motivated to take up the challenge! I'll get back to you with the results (if there are any results worth sharing...)
Oh, October, you will fly by too quickly! I'm not ready for snow, I just want to bask in the sun on a cool 60 degree day... every day for the rest of my life.
farmers market flowers