This afternoon I celebrated Autumn.
I didn’t deliberately set out to celebrate this beautiful season, but the celebration happened nevertheless.
I walked to my favourite fruit and vegetable store – the one I go to when I need only one of various different vegetables to create a meal. This often happens when I’ve been away and return home not knowing what to cook and feeling a little daunted by the prospect of going to do a ‘full shop’ at the supermarket.
To get to this favourite shop, I must walk down a couple of beautiful, tree-lined avenues which, at this time of the year, just happen to be blanketed in golden, fallen, autumn leaves.
I made a crunchy sound as I walked. The leaves, that was, not my hip joints.
Upon arrival at the shop, I purchased the necessary vegetables then spied my favourite kind of apples on display. I bought some.
One my way back, inspired by the sight and sound of the autumn leaves, I plucked an apple from my shopping bag and…
Crunch! I ate it.
I arrived home to start the not-at-all-arduous task of making Marcella’s ‘Lentil Soup with Pasta, Bacon and Garlic’.
Crunchy leaves, crisp apples, steaming soup.
Happy Autumn to me! To you also – if I’ve got your season right.
Tonight: #70 ‘Lentil Soup with Pasta, Bacon and Garlic’ with me at my table and autumn outside.