Friday, October 24, 2008
Out of town
I really hate leaving East Hampton at this time of year because it's just so beautiful. But we're in Pennsylvania right now visiting our daughter and her family, and I miss them enough to make the sacrifice
Before we left town I made a point of visiting my friend at her farm stand. I knew by the time we returned next week I might not get over there again and the stand is one of my favorite back-road vistas. When you head south from Montauk Highway and come upon Wainscott Main Street, there it is: a nice wooden structure covered by it's charming green awning, with smaller tables out front that are filled to overflowing with pumpkins and squash of all shapes and sizes. Best of all right now is the way the fields stretch out behind the stand, littered with fat orange pumpkins like a polka dotted tablecloth. With the high corn stalks now gone you can see nearly to the ocean. It's such a nice setting for a farm stand and being off the highway as it is I find it has a special charm in the quiet and calm of the surroundings. So I drove over to say hello and take one last look for the season.
When I get home it will be Halloween and I'll rush out to get some candy for the few children that come to our house. We are in an isolated spot here for trick-or-treaters and rarely get many. But I am always prepared just in case!
Halloween has always signaled the end of warm weather to me. Once November is here there's no turning back - no Indian Summer and no more hot days. Time for the heat to be turned on for the season.
It's beautiful here in Pennsylvania, but it's not East Hampton. I can't wait to get home...