Hints of fall are showing up around the place, in the air and in the kitchen.
I now have four jars of bread-and-butter pickles, prepared yesterday, along with a nice supply of brine in the refrigerator, waiting for more cucumber slices.
And, the tomatoes are coming on at a nice pace.
There was a nip in the air this morning, suggesting many more nips to come.
Leaves are beginning to fall, and the maple in the front yard is changing slightly toward those fall colors.
I love the weather we've been having. This year we have been able to enjoy outside time for many more hours than usual. The bees haven't been too bad.
We're also grateful that only the morning fog cuts down on our visibility----in a very temporary and beautiful way.
No smoke. No complaining.
After tending to some projects around home yesterday, I'll probably spend some time at the fair today.
Debbie and her Food Bank staff have a booth, as do my sisters.
So, it will be fun to mosey around on this last day of the fair and just enjoy whatever's happening.
Annie Photos from Portugal . . . .
|This colorful cool cat can be seen in Lisbon. I believe it's near the train station.|
Annie arrived in Lisbon last evening, Lisbon time. Already this morning, she has taken the train to Porto near the coast.
She'll spend the day in Porto, the second largest city in Portugal, known for its port wine and its historical world heritage site.
She's already found a lovely room with a view.
You are seeing the sum total of Annie's belongings for the Camino, all organized in that backpack on the couch.
Tomorrow, Annie will officially begin walking her third Camino from a small coastal town near Porto.
To keep updated with her perspectives, be sure to visit her blog at
Her last entry was yesterday, and she'll continue to update each day as wi-fi allows.