I absolutely love this time of year – crisp, cool autumn air with enough sunshine to warm you up. It’s jacket weather – not too cold to be outside and enjoy the great outdoors, but just chilly enough to want a light jacket. I’ve spent the last couple of days hiking and reading. It’s been pretty awesome. Definitely one of the perks of being back in Boone unexpectedly – getting to enjoy my favorite season! I’m looking forward to pumpkin bread, hearty stews, apple cider and warm sweaters and boots!