I love this time of year. The flowers and grass are still beautiful, the leaves are just beginning to change color, and the gardens and farm stands are loaded with fresh local fruits and veggies. I make a point of loading up on fresh apples in the fall so I can make batches of applesauce, apple crisp, apple pies and my favorite Fresh Apple Cake.
This year I'm planning to try something new with the apples that fall from the old tree in our yard: apple head dolls. I'm waiting for the first apples to fall; I think the deer may have beat me to a few already.