My aunt gave me this Flan recipe many years ago. I LOVE FLAN. It's my all time favorite dessert!
There are so many reasons why I love Autumn: curling up in my warm bed in the cold morning, relaxing under warm blankets in my cozy living room in the evening, wearing my warm, comfy socks while I am doing my chores, and the feeling that I could just stay home and watch the weather outside. This is a joy, especially after a very hot summer that didn't seem to end. I have to say, though, being the Visual Creative that I am, my favorite part of fall is what it looks like. Reds, Oranges, Yellows, even milk chocolate Browns; What other season gives us these earthy yet vibrant colors?
Earth is finally donning her Fall wardrobe.
Don't you hate it when you think you know where you are going but you don't, really? I went on a photography adventure today to Nevada City. I love the fall color there and the old buildings. I decided to go Old School, instead of using my cell phone for directions, I printed out the directions from the Chamber of Commerce. The directions said " The road will soon curve to the left, the pavement will end and you will be on a one-lane dirt road that parallels Deer Creek."
Sounds easy enough, yeah?
The road didn't curve; it instead went straight to a private residence, complete with warning signs about home security. I'm sorry, I didn't feel like trespassing today.
No matter, I turned to where I thought I saw a path, passed a brick wall, clambered down towards the sound of rushing water and this is what I saw:
I rediscovered the Red Barn at Larsen Ranch last week.
I do this at the beginning of every Autumn. I drive around looking for color - the bright oranges, the deep reds, the flashy yellows - all screaming "It's Fall! Take a picture of me on this tree!" As I drive around, I think, "Surely, the trees know that Fall is here. Therefore, they are going to turn their leaves into the pretty colors I expect this time of year." And every year, I am too early. The trees do not have their Fall wardrobe on. They are still wearing their summer green. I feel impatient.
I visited Apple Hill last week. It finally started to feel like Autumn. The air was crisp up there, and I could see the hints of color that will come.
Soon, I think...
My family and I went to the Renaissance Fair a few weekends ago. I love these events - the costumes, the decor, the jewelry, the crystals, the hair, the metal apparel, even the food. The only thing missing was my own Renaissance cloak and dress. Perhaps next year?