Before I go outdoors to enjoy another splendid autumn day, I wanted to share some pictures showing how apple season has brought its bounty to the farmers market.
Friday is the day that my favorite apple farmer, whom I call the Apple Lady, brings her selection to the Union Square market.
This gives me an opportunity to sample apple varieties that are unfamiliar to me. No need to select a Red Delicious here, when you can take home a Golden Russet. I admit that some of my selecting is dependent on the visual beauty of the apples, and also whether they lean toward the sweet or tart. Any totally tart apple is not for me!
The recent weeks have also brought a change in which plants are available. I have purchased a white cyclamen and have learned that, in a few weeks, the Christmas cactus plants will make their first appearance.
I forgot to make a note (which I guess I could have done on my smart phone) of what the following plant is called. i just liked its shapes and thought it would be fun to draw. I didn't buy one, just took its picture.
This ground cover with its shiny dark green leaves and bright red berries is also a favorite subject of mine. Again, I postponed my purchase, but took a close up view.
It was difficult to resist adopting one of the cyclamens with the brilliant blooms, but I stuck with my serene, elegant white bloomer.
This final photograph shows you all which five apples came home with me. I've already forgotten the individual names of this quintet, but can report that the one on the lower right hand side of the picture tasted delicious!
It's such a grand time of the year ... not too hot, not too cool, and mostly, not too wet. During my indoors time, I continue to paint my Christmas tea cup cards, finish up a few more knitting projects, read a variety of books, and make soups.
It's been fun to reconnect with many familiar blogging friends via my still new connection with Instagram. Please do visit me There. I have no intention of abandoning blogging.
I do intend to vote next Tuesday, and might even be posting a report or two both here and there. Thank you all for your visits and comments, which certainly add to my knowledge of the world that we share.