I was at the market the other day and decided to get some apples. It is apple season. When did there get to be so many different kinds of apples? Kiku? Sansa? I remember the choice between MacIntosh and Red Delicious and waiting for my favorite, Northern Spys, to ripen. Now you have no idea what you are going to get.
This site has an alphabetical listing of around 600 varieties of apples. I have to confess I really like the Honeycrisp for eating. I have not tried them for baking.
I like to stop at the Middlebury Co-op when I am passing through on the way to see the grand kids. They have a variety of apples from local growers and they have trays of samples so you can try before you buy.
I was on my way to get a haircut this afternoon and a car pulled out in front of me while I was stopped at a red light. The sign on the side of the car advertised "Reptile Children's Parties." That's a thing? How much of a call can there be for repitile themed children's parties? I mean, I am sure there is some, but to make it your business focus? Well, I think it is kind of creepy.
The yoga instructor today started class with an explanation that fall, in auyervedic theory, is the time of the vata dosha, which makes us feel that life is too hectic, that there isn't enough time in the day. Ha! And I was thinking it was the stress of moving.
It makes a certain amount of sense--the days are getting shorter. After the long days of summer, it certainly feels like there is less time. It's not even 8 p.m. as I write and it is pitch black dark. Pretty soon it will be this dark by five. There is no ambient light in the country. When it is dark, it feels like bed time.
I read the blog Times Goes By and one of my favorite features is the Interesting Stuff that appears on Saturdays. In last Saturday's post, I was especially taken by the innovative use that the Russians have put to the technology of holograms. Sure, I know they are Godless Communists, but let's face it:
U.S. -- amusement rides at Disney World
Russia -- protecting the disabled
So I am going to choose to believe that U.S. citizens are so compliant with maintaining reserved parking spaces that we don't need to stoop to such theatrics.