Why I love October

Sports
Baseball post-season. NFL regular season. F1 end of season. Some cricket here. Some tennis there.
Not that I watch any but I’ll throw them in – college football, NBA pre-season and NHL regular season.
Though this year has been heart-breaking for the Yankees (again!) the next few weeks promise to be exciting and entertaining as they build a new team (hopefully without A-Rod) and set a new direction (no more roller-coaster rides to post-season).

Fall Colors
Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, suburban Philadelphia, NYC, rural Connecticut, Boston and of course Vermont – seen it all and can never get enough. Never thought one could spend some much time looking at a tree. Never thought one could experience so much joy looking at a tree.

Pumpkins
In shapes, sizes and colors beyond my imagination. A feast for the eyes. And in Mom’s pumpkin soup, a feast for the soul.

Apples
Don’t you just love to bite into a crisp Red Delicious? Or sample local varieties at the farmer’s markets. Apples with names like Honeycrisp, Jonagold, and Mutsu! I read somewhere that 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the U.S. I can’t believe that for four whole years all I ate was Fuji!

Pies
And how about those Whole Foods apple pies? Perfect with a scoop of Haagen-Dazs Light Vanilla Bean ice-cream.