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The Splendor of Autumn on a crisp, clear day in the Prairie. Gorgeous but fleeting. Enjoy it while it lasts.
It was a crisp, clear, blue sky day. The temperature was in the mid 60’s. The Prairie was ablazing with color. It was too gorgeous a day to stay indoors.
Ro-Ri San had just returned home from a 3-week trip to Asia and is still suffering the effects of jet-lag. It was the perfect excuse to go outside. He needed little persuasion and neither did I.
We knew where the best fall colors can be seen in the neighborhood. It was a great opportunity for me to test out my new zoom lens…..
The sky was amazingly blue and the colors appear even more brilliant against that azure backdrop.
How many shades of gold and red can you count?
God’s handiwork is ah-mah-zing!
Here comes the food because this is after all still very much a food blog. 😉
Ro-Ri San brought home a ton of goodies. These are the dried foodstuff from mommie dearest in Kuala Lumpur. The dried anchovies are all peeled and nicely packed.
More goodies including bao (steamed bun) flour and sago flour (both of which you can’t buy here). The others were purchased in Singapore – mooncake mold, mooncake glaze, and my favorite pink colored ume somen (even hard to find in Japan because it is regional) and cha somen.
These are the delicious specialty cookies from Penang. Some are gifts from friends. No, I have not tried that durian truffle yet. Ro-Ri San is just THE BEST for lugging all these goodies and MORE half way around the world. I am one blessed gal and he is definitely a keeper! 😉
The cooler weather also means the end of the growing season here in Minnesota. We had frost last week and I was forced to harvest the remaining tomatoes and baby corn. No chance for the huge green tomatoes to ripen and the corn to mature. 🙁
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 😎