Autumn Then and Now, Plus

From one year ago, a shot of oak leaves with a bit of mold:

Autumn Oak

From one day ago, some delicious-looking squash blossoms:

squash blssms

They’re supposed to be wonderful dipped in breadcrumbs and then fried, but I’ve never had them. One day.

Oh, and the drycleaners sign I posted last time? Here’s the flip side with no processing:


Hope you had a nice weekend. We had spectacular weather! Dry, sunny, low 80s and so clear you could see all the surrounding mountains. I hope my family and friends on the East Coast are safe from the approaching hurricane or tropical storm.


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13 Responses to Autumn Then and Now, Plus

  1. TBM says:

    Dipped in breadcrumbs…that’s a new one for me. I also hope all are well along the East Coast.

    • I think you dip them in beaten egg first.
      It’s looking like Hurricane Sandy will go down in history as one of the worst. New York City is completely shut down. Never thought I’d see Grand Central Station empty.

      • TBM says:

        I saw some news coverage this morning and I can’t believe it. I really hope people stay safe and sound.

      • I was glued to the TV last night, just couldn’t take it all in. They’re saying we’ll never see another superstorm like this again. I certainly hope not. I’m so relieved all my friends and relatives are safe and sound back there. It will be a while before New York and New Jersey are back on their feet again.

  2. Caroline says:

    The squash blossom photo is really nice. I think I’ve ate them before but I’m not sure.
    Amazing how different that picture is without processing.
    We had a bit of a shock, last weekend we had very high temperatures, like in summer, and this weekend the temperature dropped almost below 0° and it snowed. The weather has gone totally mad.

  3. Cheryl says:

    Beautiful shots, Carole. Don’t know if my palate is adventurous enough to munch of deep fried squash blossoms, but love the ‘rhythm’ inherent in the way you composed this shot!

    • Awww, thanks, Cheryl! I think I could eat squash blossoms as I really like nasturtiums in salad, but could never eat something as weird as rattlesnake.

      • Cheryl says:

        Alligator is as weird as my taste buds get … unless you consider elk, moose, rabbit, emu and venison weird.

      • Cheryl, have you actually tried fried gator tails? Please say no. 🙂 We used to eat venison a lot because my dad and brother went deer hunting every year. Now I can’t stand the gamey taste. Rabbit? Never. Not after reading my sons all those books about bunnies when they were little.

      • Cheryl says:

        Don’t know if it was really fried gator tails! I love rabbit but I grew up on a farm and dad hunted. My favourite restaurant in old Quebec City is Le Lapin (French for rabbit)! We serve all the other delectables, grilled, to novice cottagers as appetizers!

  4. Patti says:

    those squash blossoms are gorgeous – I’ve never eaten them before – those look too pretty to eat!

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