This weekend was gray and cool and overcast. We did some work in the garden, found a new hiking spot, transformed our old, splintery dresser into a glossy nightstand, and made some good food. I think I'm ready for fall. Drinking tea on cool mornings, watching the wind blow through the leaves and wearing my favorite slouchy cardigan with the shawl collar. I'm looking forward to eating Honeycrisp apples, roasting vegetables, making soup, baking fruit pies and tarts with warm spices and simmering Marcella Hazan's bolognese sauce on the stove all day. And I'm excited about our trip to New York in a few weeks.