Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Woolly Worms

I love the fall. Love. Love. Love it. For a number of years growing up, my family made a regular trip to the mountains in the fall in either Virginia or North Carolina. They were some of my favorite family vacations. I think those trips play a part in why the fall is my favorite season. Sadly, I had not been to the mountains in the fall since high school! I made Jericho promise me that we'd go to the mountains this fall. On one of my family's trips, we went to Banner Elk for the Woolly Worm Festival. It's a great little small town festival every October so I decided that that was the weekend we should go. This past weekend, Jericho and I drove up to Banner Elk and Valle Crucis for two really enjoyable festivals. Where else can you watch people racing woolly worms up pieces of strings all day?!

In addition to venturing to the mountains, I plan to make some traditional fall food. I've already made some pumpkin muffins for a work function and I bought a big bag of apples from the festival that I have yet to figure out what to do with. Anyone have any good fall food recipes that wish to share? Yes, that's right, I just asked for recipes. It's not going to becoming one of those blogs. I love the fall. I was just going with it. Okay. I'm done now. Enjoy some pictures.

Oh. And I bought a new lens for my camera. I'm in love. All of the pictures from the weekend were taken with it. It's a 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. It doesn't zoom! It was awesome to shoot without relying on a zoom lens.


  1. 1st. the pictures are fantastic! and 2nd. you should make apple dumplings :-) They're actually really tasty.

  2. Great pictures. I just got a 50mm 1.4 prime lens. What body do you have? I miss your baking too. I suggest you make a pie and bring it to me in NY.

  3. my 50mm 1.8 is my favorite favorite favorite lens!

  4. One of my labmates was just telling me about the wooly worm festival!! She loved it, and she said the cabins there are really cheap. Remember the pistachio muffins Nancy made that one time? You should make those again!


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