My favourite season is Fall. I know, I know ....
Fall means that winter is not too far away. Even so.
I love Fall!!!
And in the Fall there are certain rituals that one must
partake in to be able to say that one has sufficiently
and fully experienced the season. Visiting a farm
to pick apples or search for pumpkins is one such
ritual and I was lucky enough to be able to do just
that at the beginning of October.
My neighbour Amy and three of her kids headed
out one afternoon in search of apples and were
kind enough to invite me along. It was a gorgeous
though cool Fall day and we wandered around the
Halton Hills area (by car) looking for places to stop.
The first place we chose to stop at was a small farm
where Amy picked up a huge bag of apples. You
have no idea of the selection of apples that are
available until you go to an apple farm and see all
of the varieties on offer.
Our next stop was a larger place called Andrews
Scenic Acres and here there was a wider range of
produce and products for sale. Plus the added
fun of a Halloween maze, pumpkin patch, animals
to see and pet and photograph, dahlias galore to
pick and the added bonus of glorious, fresh air
and sunshine and the scent of Autumn in the air
and bright blue sky overhead. In other words
In the store were all kinds of yummy
things from indian corn, to maple syrup,
to fresh baked goods (salted chocolate
chip cookies anyone?) to jams and
jellies and on and on and on.
One of the farm's residents. Love
those gorgeous feathers!
And oodles and oodles of dahlias!
In every shape ....
and colour that you could imagine.
All available to pick and take home with
you, which we did.
There were trails to follow all around the property
and the sunflower patch was huge and at it's peak.
We walked all over and took lots of pictures.
It was such a fabulous day. Did I mention how much
I love Fall?
Brought these beauties home to remind me of
the day (plus a bag of those afore mentioned
salted chocolate chip cookies).
The Phee approved.