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Apples in the Mist
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An absolutely lovely day today! We awoke to a home shrouded in heavy mist, which dissipated after a while to allow a long gentle rainstorm to pass through.

The rest of the day alternated between being socked in with heavy fog and enough clearing to enjoy seeing small clouds floating through the coloring trees on the hillsides near and far.

We were almost tempted to find some online ambiance site that could let us listen to crashing waves and seagull cries when the fog lay all around, and pretend we were shoreside.

At the end the afternoon (during fog) we hit up one of our apple trees for a dozen sacks of apples. Most we picked from the ground, some we plucked with our 12-foot fruit harvester (basket on a stick). The largest apple we gathered would provide about four bites max if you were to eat it. We plan to run these (and more) through a cider press that we have reserved for rental use in three weeks.

Speaking of apples, yesterday we drove into town for the Ithaca Apple Festival. Way crowded, despite rain and overcast conditions. The usual craft booths and local food vendors, with a few thematic extras here and there.

In the morning, before the festival, we installed a whole new track lighting system in the playroom. This 23x23-foot room has only one in-ceiling light, and that right next to the door. Thus, with darkness falling ever earlier, we needed to do something to make the place more usable. Now we flip a switch and the entire room's brilliantly illuminated and Kelley can enjoy all her toys without infrared goggles.

Our first apples (these plus 10 more bags)

A short view between waves of fog

Celia's first bath

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