‘Tis the season.
No, not that one. The bowl full o’ jelly man isn’t due for a few more months.
It’s apple season. That joyous time of year when I start craving spiced cider and apple crisps and spending time with my family at a u-pick-em orchard.
Funny how with each change of the seasons, some expectation or anticipation shifts inside us. Suddenly, the mornings are ever so slightly crisper here, and that means we’re on that downhill slide toward actual Fall.
With it? Comes warm soups and crusty bread. Or pumpkin pie with just the right amount of ginger balanced against the spicy kick of ground cloves.
And that sugar maple several blocks up the street? It’s going to burst into flame-colored leaves that will last for weeks on end if we are lucky and get a little more rain this week. Not to mention football season.
Ahhhhh…gotta love it.
Anyone else getting an apple crisp craving right about now? Pull up a chair…
To make up for taunting you with apply thoughts, here are a few faves: