choclo Hi there. Sure is fall, and today seems like the lull before the storm, it is very warm and calm, with no rain, although we had a good soaking for a few days after that freeze and I have been out looking for chantrelles in likely places I know, but no luck so far. I keep getting visions of orange chantrelles poking out of the duff as I think of what would go better with them. Speaking of fall color, I have some beautiful seed corn hanging, as well as a large jar of bright red skinny peppers dryed for the winter over the wood stove, over which I now have some walnuts that I got to before the squirrels. Been eating some greeat apples- seems these late ones that have been frosted are more intence. Hope to get more orange pippen and to get my first taste of the gala that I planted this spring.