The big celebration is over, there's a fire in the stove and great books were purchased at the bookshoppe. It's raining so hard the ocean is but a grey mass, all the other islands hidden. Wind is shaking the trees all around the house. Today I wore my lovely, lovely new 70s lumberjack coat from the Dumpsky for the first time. Summer is over. Welcome, you fairest, you severest of seasons all, oh fall.
What a perfect moment to browse some fall favorites:
If you're not into pickling, how about drying apples? It's a easy activity with minimal need for any kind of equipment. You could get a de-hydrator, but why waste electricity when you can take advantage of your warm house?
Five easy steps to dried apple bliss:
1. Get some apples.
2. Dig out the cores.
4. Hang up trough the core holes.
5. Wait till dry and put in airtight jar.
As an added bonus this activity also fills your house with delicious apple smell.
And what about books, you ask? Is there anything lovelier than sitting by the fire/heater reading a good book? Obviously not.
A good rucksack, school bag, or anything from forestbound, should hanging on your shoulder(s).
And for those of you still dreaming of spring and summer I recommend one of these amazing headdresses by which.goose.
As for other entertainments, netflix, or better yet support your local videostore, or better yet (if you live near a cinema, unlike me) see them in the theatres, see Jennifer's Body, The Hurt Locker, Bright Star, The Vintner's Luck, or I haven't given you enough variety, ANY OTHER movie by women (produced, written, directed).
Album of the year turned out, after all to be Upper Air by Bowerbirds. Listen to them.