There is more than one way to learn if the seasons change. One could consult a calendar. Or, one could watch the weather. In some latitudes, the amount of daylight gives a clue.
For sharp-eyed followers of this worthless blog, a new photo on the title page pays tribute to the current season. Fall has arrived. (Duh).
This is self-evident in Vermont, where the photo was taken by a fool standing on a hill many years ago, because the foliage sends a colorful seasonal greeting.
A nip in the air sparked an idea for today's post. This is a treat for anyone unable to travel to Vermont to view Fall foliage (which includes me). The photos were taken years ago, but these trees must surely still be putting on an annual show.
The best is that one must suffer no airport indignities, road rage, or soaring gas prices. There is always room at this inn, but you must serve your own drinks.
_ I noticed an item on Google News, which announced that Vermont is the healthiest state for the third year in a row. I did not read the article, so am not aware of reason or how they have ranked further into the past.
When I lived in Vermont, I bought and read a book titled Vermont Folk Medicine. I recall that it’s primary remedy and preventative was the apple: fresh fruit, cider, or vinegar. All were of good quality, locally produced, and readily available.
Even today, when coming down with a cold, I treat myself with their recommended potion of cider vinegar, honey, and hot water. The drink tastes like hot apple cider and helps my ailment.
After reading the article about healthy Vermont citizens, I wonder if apples still play a role.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.