Saturday, November 5, 2016

Fall Back

It's really starting to feel like Fall to me. The nights are cooler even if we do hit the mid 80s during the day. It's dark at 6:30 , both AM and PM, when we have dog outings and leaves are dropping even though there hasn't been much color change. After tonight it will be dark when I feed the dogs. That will seem strange for a few days. It takes me about a week to adjust to time changes and the dogs take about the same. Strangely, the birds seem to adjust much more quickly.
Having grown up in Central New York, I'm used to much cooler days at this time of year and possibly some snow. I believe the was a snowfall last week.  I look forward to sweater weather and hope we get some soon.

I know that most of my friends look forward to Fall for all things pumpkin. They love the pumpkin flavored coffees and ice creams and pastries. I'm the only person on earth that does not like pumpkin, not pumpkin pie, not anything pumpkin.

However, as a Central New Yorker, I love apples and crave apple flavored edibles at this time each year.
Central New York, specifically Oswego County, is apple country. As you drive along the back roads you see miles of dairy herds grazing and miles of apple orchards.
Around the beginning of October I enjoy a big mug of hot apple cider each evening.
A couple days ago I made my first apple pie of the year. It went fast and I'll make another tomorrow. I've been reading recipes for apple cookies and I have a great recipe for apple cake.
You can keep your pumpkin stuff and I'll stick with my New York State apples.



6 comments:

Brian said...

Such great photos and yummy too! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We love pumpkin treats. Mom like homemade pumpkin muffins, not bread. And nothing beats a good old-fashioned home made from scratch apple pie:)

Woos - Lightning and Misty

Molly and Mackie said...

We love apples too and we love pumpkin anything. Actually, there isn't much that we don't like☺

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Fall Back....SHE spends so much time in Blogville that this year...SHE 'fell back' instead of Spring forward, so the clocks were two hours off. BOL! Luckily most of the electronic stuff changed itself correctly!

We love pumpkin here, though haven's had a pumpkin pie for AGES. Aussies eat pumpkin as a vegetable frequently. Although some Aussie pumpkin is called squash in the US.

We're finally enjoying some warm weather. Should reach 87°F today.

Marjie said...

Can you believe I never had a piece of apple pie until less than 10 years ago? I love applesauce, apple cake, apple bread, and, of course apples, not to mention baked apples (which are a great veggie with pork). But I do love pumpkin pie, too, and I'm going to share mine with my 8 month old granddaughter at Thanksgiving: it requires no teeth, and I know she will love it. I think I need to mosey off to the store to get some apples for a practice apple pie or 2: Thanksgiving is in only 3 weeks, after all.

Nichole Burke said...

As you know, I love ALL things fall... well, except the getting dark at 4:30 pm part. :/