It has been funny spending the last five autumns in Europe. Europeans don’t seem to “do fall” like Americans. I am missing apple picking at local orchards and sipping hot apple cider. I haven’t had pumpkin bread with maple butter. No one brought candy corn to class. It seems that those much cherished autumnal rituals are distinctly American. So it’s always a little sad to miss out on all the pumpkin picking and apple bobbing. And the fall colors here are really nothing when you think of that brilliant New England foliage or those blazing scenes of maples and birches turning hillsides into ecstatic riots of red and orange and yellow. No, fall here is more subdued, but I’ve sought it out.
Oh, and I have to link to this. It’s a fantastic idea for making your own Kindle cover out of an old hardback book. Normally I’m not one to advocate destroying an old book, but this is really clever and I’m sure you could find some old antique book that’s really poorly written and awful…I sure know I’ve bought more than my fair share of old books that ended up being awful. Anyway, it’s pretty cool, huh? And I’m actually thinking these would be clever Christmas presents.
Have a lovely weekend, friends! Hope you’re enjoying autumn wherever you are…or spring for those in the southern hemisphere.