Saturday, 29 October 2011
As pleasant as Autumn in England can be, in my odd idle moment I tend to start wistfully thinking of Halloween/fall back at my home in California. Americans tend to put quite a bit of effort into the fall season way beyond Halloweens ghosties, with food and drink being much more seasonal than is common here. I suppose the chill in the air of a morning in California followed by an often bright if not too warm day helps, with the trees being a more colourful sight than is usual in a more subdued and damp English landscape (we do get a more autumnal smell here though with the piles of damp leaves slowly decomposing) My sister Vinogirl sent a little package of goodies for my children which included the above garden bags for me ( yes I'm slow on the leaf sweeping front) clever little things hey? Now all I need is a couple of bottles of spiced pumpkin ale and all would be right in my little world.