on missing autumn.

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

I’ve lived in California for just about 3 years.  Prior to living here, I was an east coast and midwest kind of person.  I never saw myself on the west coast, until, of course, I did!  There are things I miss about my previous homes:  the people, the pace of things, the (much lower!) cost of living.  But missing autumn hits me hard every year at this time.

I love the crunch of the leaves, the crisp smell in the air, the exciting possibility that there could be flurries at any minute!

In SF, it’s still green and lush and lovely.  Which I also love.  It’s beautiful and amazing! This year, to help satisfy my yearning for autumn, I headed over to the National Heirloom Expo up in Santa Rosa.  It was a perfect little dip into this world I miss.

Some of my favorite snaps from the day are below:

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So many pumpkins, squash, and gourds.  My favorites!

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So, so many types of tomatoes!  And we got to taste a bunch as well.

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I couldn’t get enough of this colorful heirloom corn.  It’s so beautiful, isn’t it?

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Mushrooms and (weird) melons!

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Oh, and there were tiny piglets!

I hope you’re having a lovely start to the season, wherever you may be!