This week has been a smooth start for our traditionally chilly autumn.

With evening temperatures close to the daytime level,  it has been so pleasant for walking in the neighbourhood after supper.


The sky has been alternating between light white clouds, blue background and even a bit of pink!

Apples are everywhere!

This is a great time to buy local and to enjoy a healthy snack, grown close to home.

Time to mix a bit of cinnamon with a few of the local varieties. Apple crisp in the slow cooker is a treat for dessert.

Check out this recipe for apple cranberry coconut crisp by Judith Finlayson. I have made this several times, with a few alterations. Not so much of a cranberry fan so I add blueberries. Whatever you choose, the result is delicious, fills the house with a wonderful aroma and is ready to serve in a relatively short time. Keeps well in the refrigerator for a couple of days.


Have a great weekend, All ! Maybe check out a local market or apple festival, or two! 🙂


Apples, for as long as I remember, were an integral part of autumn.

Now, I have to admit that I also liked apples in Spring! That led to my writing a poem titled Girls and Green Apples, published in the anthology shown in photo below. However, that was another time, another place. Today, I am thinking of apples closer to my present home.

Cover photo: taking a bite of the apple revelations

This year, with an ill-timed frost in the spring, the apple crop was impacted. The harvest was smaller but there are still many delicious apples to be had. Last week, I bought some Northern spy apples at the local market–great for pies! Add lots of cinnamon!

Sometimes, there is an apple that does not transform well into jelly or pie or applesauce. Our neighbours have such a tree with very tart crabapples. They do not work as jam or jelly but the squirrels have a feast! This poem is for them!

Under the Crabapple Tree

Well into autumn

a circle of green lawn is covered

with brown and red globes.

Hundreds of fallen crabapples are there for the picking–

brown and black squirrels chomp with glee!

 © 2012 Patricia Anne McGoldrick

*Inspired to focus on apples for

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