Fall is our favorite time here in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. It’s a time when all of the efforts of summer’s work yield its reward. The garden is now ready for its long winter nap. The onions are safely stored away in the cellar and those jars of lovely red canned tomatoes patently sit on the shelf, waiting to be made into a nice steamy hot pot of soup.
There are still lots of cabbages, apples, pumpkins, and squash for sale in the roadside stands but colorful scarecrows have now taken the place of the summer flowers.