Autumn Leaves and Sweet Ripe Apples


…a distinct smell…

a mixture of the dried leaves on the ground and the smoke from the chimneys

and the sweet ripe apples…

-Arlene Stafford Wilson

Every day is a feast for the eyes when the leaves are turning and falling like petals. We try to keep a crock pot simmering with pressed apple juice and cinnamon sticks. I love the feeling of stepping into our warm home with the scent of cider on a drizzly, cold Autumn day.

I could not resist sharing this photograph we took of a local church. Vivid gold leaves against beautiful green stained glass windows. This is my favorite time of year for afternoon walks.